SkillsUSA is a state and national organization that serves trade, industrial, and technical students in secondary and post-secondary public schools. Competitive events are available for student participation at the state level of the organization. Winners advance from local competition to regional, state, and national competition. Members are part of a national group of skilled youth on the move-working toward future career goals. SkillsUSA members make things happen in their schools, communities, and the nation with their leadership and work skills. Members meet industry, business, and civic leaders and learn to develop leadership and citizenship skills through public speaking events at the community, state, and national levels.