Champions at work!

SkillsUSA National Competition Opening Ceremony

Texas SkillsUSA is a non-profit youth organization which facilitates Trade and Industry Education, enhances curriculum and involves all students. Students develop essential skills such as communication and teamwork. They also gain a competitive edge in the work force.

SkillsUSA teaches the importance of developing leadership skills, positive attitudes and pride in workmanship. Texas SkillsUSA students associate schoolwork with real work. Texas SkillsUSA prepares students for employment by introducing them to corporate quality culture. Texas SkillsUSA emphasizes respect for the dignity of work, high standards in trade ethics, superior workmanship, quality and safety.

SkillsUSA offers competitions in many occupational areas.
Click here to read the Firefighting contest description.

Click here to see a video of the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT).

The LBJ Fire Academy is establishing a Texas SkillsUSA chapter. Starting in school year 2012-2013 academy students will be able to enter in the district competition held in Waco, Texas every February. Successful students will move on to the state competition held in Corpus Christi, Texas held annually in the spring.

The cadre of the LBJ Fire Academy are excited about the opportunities this program has to offer and anticipate the future successes of the LBJ Fire Academy students.
Subpages (1): CPAT Video