SkillsUSA improves the quality of America’s skilled workforce
through a structured program of citizenship, leadership, employability,
technical and professional skills training.
SkillsUSA enhances the lives and careers of students, instructors and industry representatives as they strive to be champions at work.
SkillsUSA serves more than 300,000 students and instructors annually.
The organization has 13,000 school chapters in 54 state and territorial associations.
More than 14,500 instructors and administrators are professional members of SkillsUSA.
Weber State Competition
The Weber State University Automotive Contest is an annual contest for high school automotive students.
Top scoring automotive high school seniors from Utah and the surrounding states come to compete for scholarships, tools, and a vehicle for their school.
The contest was started in 1987, and was coordinated for 17 years (1988–2004) by Rondo Erickson as a recruiting tool for the WSU Automotive Technology Program.
Ford is committed to supporting young men and women interested in careers as automotive service technicians. Ford pursued several options to continue this program, but was unable to find another appropriate partner. Ford is exploring other ways to support training efforts in high schools with automotive programs.
At AAA and Ford, we still believe in the importance of trained technicians in an ever changing and increasing digital industry. We look forward to exploring new ways to develop this important skill set.