Emblem Colors and Official Attire

Symbolism of the SkillsUSA Emblem

emblemThe shield represents patriotism
The shield denotes our belief in democracy, liberty and the American way of life.

The gear represents the industrial society
The gear, symbolic of the industrial society, denotes the interdependence and cooperation of the individual working with labor and management for the betterment of mankind.

The torch represents knowledge
The flaming torch reflects the light of knowledge, which dispels the darkness of ignorance. In the light of the torch, progress will be made toward the vocational goals of the individual.

The orbital circles represent technology
The circles represent the challenge of modern technology and the training needed to accept and master the challenge of new technical frontiers and the need for continuous education.

The hands represent the individual
The hands portray a search for knowledge and our desire to acquire a skill. In the process of attaining knowledge and skill, we will develop a respect for the dignity of work and become productive and responsible citizens.

Note: The emblem should not be used to represent the organization. Please use official SkillsUSA logos.

SkillsUSA Colors

The colors red, white, blue and gold represent the national SkillsUSA organization.

Red and white represent the individual states and chapters.

Blue represents the common union of the states and of the chapters.

Gold represents the individual, the most important element of the organization.

SkillsUSA Attire

Wearing the official SkillsUSA attire adds a sense of unity and identification to meetings and activities. Members are encouraged to strictly follow the guidelines for official attire during ceremonies, visits with dignitaries, officer campaigns and similar occasions. For a diagram and detailed information, see the SkillsUSA Leadership Handbook or ASK: Advisor’s Success Kit.

Official Attire for women:

Red SkillsUSA blazer, windbreaker or sweater
White collarless or small-collared blouse or white turtleneck (collar must not extend over the blazer lapel or the sweater or windbreaker)
Black dress skirt (knee-length) or black dress slacks
Black shoes

Official attire for men:

Red SkillsUSA blazer, windbreaker or sweater
White dress shirt
Plain solid black tie
Black dress slacks
Black dress shoes

To order official clothing and work uniforms for competition, go to the SkillsUSA Supply Service.