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Est. 1985


Our Mission

To create a world-class workforce, through professional development of local career and technical education students and partnerships with the local business community, to support local economic and community growth in the Greater Lehigh Valley.

Our partnerships allow us to teach career and technical education students job readiness and employability skills. We also build and reinforce self-confidence, positive work attitudes, and leadership and communication skills. We are building a better workforce by preparing our students to be productive, professional employees.

Progam of Work

Program of Work

District 11 Championships

Championships provides an opportunity for students to showcase their skills to the larger community in a competition format.

SkillsUSA Council Day

The goal of this day is to increase awareness and student membership within our five CTE member schools.

Professional Development Conference

This conference provides students with intensive training in essential employment and leadership skills.

Industry Tours

Helping students understand the needs of employers and practice their soft skills in a professional setting.

Signing Day

Recognizing graduating CTE students heading directly into the workforce with a full-time job secured in their trade area.

Elmer Gates Memorial Clay Shoot

A fundraiser honoring the legacy of SkillsUSA Council founder, who dedicated his life to young and developing leaders. 

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