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SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives, working together to ensure America has a skilled work force.

It helps each student excel!

SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations.

It was formerly known as VICA (Vocational Industrial Clubs of America).
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In 1965, the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America Inc. (VICA) was founded by students and teachers who were serious about their professions and saw the need for more training in the areas of leadership to complement their chosen vocation. In Nashville, Tennessee, 14 states were represented, as VICA chose its name, colors, motto, purposes and goals.