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TN SkillsUSAThere are 27 Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology and 13 Tennessee Community Colleges across the state that are governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents. 

We are committed as a state to give every student the opportunity to be a SkillsUSA member at no cost to the student. We are funding every Career and Technical Education student in our system because we recognize the value that SkillsUSA has in closing the skills gap and ensuring our graduates are Career Ready.

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled work force. SkillsUSA helps each student excel. SkillsUSA's mission is to help its members become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens.

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.

SkillsUSA Tennessee Postsecondary serves more than 100,000 career and technical students and teachers statewide. These students are training in our 40 community and technical colleges in a variety of careers such as mechatronics, cosmetology, automotive technology, health science, machining, drafting, culinary arts, criminal justice, and computer networking.


SkillsUSA Tennessee Postsecondary
State Director: Joy Rich
(615) 366-2211