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About Us

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure that America has a skilled work force.  We help every student excel.  SkillsUSA is a Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) that is recognized as an integral part of the classroom by the OVAE.  


A non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization, SkillsUSA is committed to using its resources to provide its members with the greatest opportunities to succeed.  From industry-designed competitions to professional and leadership development workshops, SkillsUSA gives students an opportunity to enhance both their technical and employability skills.


Started in 1965 as V.I.C.A. (Vocational Industrial Clubs of America), SkillsUSA has served nearly 12 million members in its 50 year history.  Currently, more than 300,000 members participate annually in SkillsUSA. 

State Officers 2014-2015

Brandon Owen


Pine Forest High School

Kyle Martin

Vice President

Starmount High School

Claire Perry


D.H. Conley High School

Karson Fair


South Johnston High School

Rachael Robinson


Caldwell County Career Center

Thomas Beasley


Challenger High School

SkillsUSA National Officers

Brooke Johnson

Natiional President

College/Postsecondary Division


Dalton Crump

National Vice President

High School Division

West Caldwell

SkillsUSA North Carolina Staff

Board of Directors

Peyton Holland

Executive Director

Cell: 919-291-8835


Glenn Barefoot

Secondary Director

Cell: 919-631-3941


Paul Heidepriem

Associate Director

Cell: 919-691-2218


Bill Willetts, Chairman

Snap-On Tools


Daryle Nobles, Secretary

Fayetteville Technical Community College


Doug Long

North Carolina Community College System Office


Keith Spencer



Bill Burgess

Carolina Training Associates


Tom Richardson



Kris Dell

Applied Software


Keith Edwards

Learning Labs


Lynn Nash

North Carolina Masonry Contractors Association


Byard Stevens

North Carolina Concrete and Masonry Association


Wayne Lee

Pine Forest High School


Hardin Kennedy

Wilkes Community College

Jeff Faircloth

Guilford Technical Community College


Tim Eldridge

Educational Services Unlimited


David Barbour

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction


Craig Pendergraft

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction


Jim Pressley

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction





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