SkillsUSA offers many opportunities for growth through competitions and leadership conferences. This section explores the various competitive and leadership opportunities available through SkillsUSA Tennessee.

The SkillsUSA Championships are showcases for the best career and technical students in the nation. Contests begin locally and continue through the state and national levels.

The SkillsUSA National Championships is a multi-million dollar event that occupies a space equivalent to 20 football fields. In 2015, there were over 6,000 contestants in 99 separate events. Nearly 1,500 judges and contest organizers from business, industry, and education make the national event possible.

The philosophy of the Championships is to reward students for excellence, to involve industry in directly evaluating student performance, and to keep training relevant to employers’ needs.