Skills USA Week


The SkillsUSA students will be traveling to Jackson, MS for the 2017 SkillsUSA Mississippi State Championship competition from February 28- March 2, 2017. The students will be competing in the areas of Culinary Arts, Brick Masonry, Carpentry, Welding, Collision & Repair and Computer Servicing Technology.


Monday, February 6, 2017 is Advocacy Day. This day is set aside for the Mayor Bill Luckett of Clarksdale, MS, to present the Proclamation in observance of National SkillsUSA Week to the SkillsUSA members at the Mayor’s office in Clarksdale, MS.

Also, Monday, February 6, 2017 is Public Relations Day. SkillsUSA activities will be posted to the Coahoma Community College website. SkillsUSA banners will be posted in the B. F. McLaurin and Lee Flowers building to promote SkillsUSA week. The SkillsUSA members will pass out treats and SkillsUSA sling bags to all the SkillsUSA students.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 is Leadership through Service Day. The SkillsUSA students will volunteer their services at the Animal Shelter in Clarksdale, MS. All of the Career Technical Division organizations are donating paper towels to the animal shelter. The community service day helps bring a greater awareness for the SkillsUSA organization.

Friday, February 10, 2017 is Wear Red Day. This day is observed for all the SkillsUSA instructors and students to wear their red and black SkillsUSA t-shirts to promote SkillsUSA. Wearing red is the color of our official SkillsUSA blazer.

To find out more about SkillsUSA and how to join, see the SkillsUSA Coordinator, Sheila Sanders located in the Related Studies Lab in the B. F. McLaurin Building.

For more information, please visit the SkillsUSA website at; about SkillsUSA and its national programs and activities.

Our Career Technical programs has SkillsUSA members in the following programs:

Carpentry, Welding, Culinary Arts, Automotive Technology, Industrial Maintenance, Computer Servicing, Brick Block Masonry, Collision & Repair, Business & Office Systems, Early Childhood Education, Barbering, and Cosmetology



SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel.  SkillsUSA is a national organization serving high school and college students who are enrolled in training programs in technical, skilled, and service occupations, including health occupations.  

SkillsUSA teaches leadership and employability skills to go along with the technical skills we are learning. SkillsUSA offers local, state and national contests to industry standards for entry-level workers in many occupational fields.

In 2015, more than 17,000 teachers and school administrators served as professional SkillsUSA members and advisors. More than 600 business, industry and labor sponsors actively support SkillsUSA at the national level through financial aid, in-kind contributions, and involvement of their people in SkillsUSA activities. Many more work directly with state associations and local chapters.

SkillsUSA programs include local, state and national competitions in which students demonstrate occupational and leadership skills. At the annual national-level SkillsUSA Championships, nearly 6,000 students compete in 99 occupational and leadership skill areas.