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

President

Pine Forest High School

Kyle Martin

Vice President

Starmount High School

Claire Perry

Secretary

D.H. Conley High School

Karson Fair

Treasurer

South Johnston High School

Rachael Robinson

Reporter

Caldwell County Career Center

Thomas Beasley

Parliamentarian

Challenger High School

SkillsUSA North Carolina Staff

Peyton Holland

Executive Director

Cell: 919-291-8835

Email: peytonwholland@gmail.com

Glenn Barefoot

Secondary Director

Cell: 919-631-3941

Email: hglenn.barefoot@gmail.com

Paul Heidepriem

Associate Director

Cell: 919-691-2218

Email: pmheide@yahoo.com

Board of Directors

Bill Willetts, Chairman

Snap-On Tools

 

Daryle Nobles, Secretary

Fayetteville Technical Community College

 

Doug Long

North Carolina Community College System Office

 

Keith Spencer

Adobe

 

Bill Burgess

Carolina Training Associates

 

Tom Richardson

ASE

 

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

 

 

 

 

SkillsUSA National Officers

Brooke Johnson

Natiional President

College/Postsecondary Division

UNC-Asheville

Dalton Crump

National Vice President

High School Division

West Caldwell