Become a State Conference Partner

Friday, April 16 - Saturday, April 17

Indiana State Fairgrounds

SkillsUSA Indiana invites you to support our mission and strong reputation of delivering outstanding opportunities of excellence. We are the solution to America’s workforce needs.  


SkillsUSA directly addresses growing U.S. skills gap. This nonprofit partnership of students, instructors and industry ensures Indiana and America has the skilled workforce it needs to stay compete nationally and globally. Founded in 1965, SkillsUSA Indiana serves more than 70 middle and high school chapters, representing over 3,200 students, advisors, teachers and industry professionals. This diverse talent pipeline covers more than 70 trade, technical and skilled service occupations, many of which are STEM-related.

Support the next generation of skilled workers

Promote positive engagement and industry leadership

Be the employer known for closing the skills gap

Be part of the solution to end a critical national challenge

Increase brand identification and loyalty          

Receive valuable exposure through event marketing, social media and local press

Participate in Bridging America’s Gap Career Skills Event

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Friday, April 19

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

State Fairgrounds: Expo Hall

Contact Brett Melvin

Career Skills Event

Students groups rotate between Learning Stations for 8-10-minute presentations from Industry

Champions- young skilled trade professional with years of practical experience in each industry.


Learning Stations highlight different aspects & opportunities of a skilled trade career and insights on how to prepare for the first job. Attendees walk away with one-pagers from each Learning Station to include descriptions of job duties, potential salary, required education, training & certifications and contacts for further information.

Skills Gap Challenge

Twenty million baby boomers will retire in the next five years. Of the 15 million high school students in the United States, over 5 million have no post-secondary education plans. At the same time, the country is experiencing a critical skills gap in filling entry level positions. As you know, companies are losing money on business they can’t complete and struggling to find employees to maintain the business they already have contracted. 


Collaboration is necessary to bring the next generation into the skilled trade industries. Over 70% of America’s businesses have little to no relationship with the greatest source of future employees, high schools. Bridging America’s Gap Career Skills Event, hosted by SkillsUSA Indiana, will bring students and educators together with industries and businesses who are looking to build an entry level employee pipeline. Together, we can expand the U.S. workforce, improve productivity and increase profits while leading the next generation to good paying careers.

SkillsUSA Indiana is a 501(c)3, with all donations being tax deductible to the extent of the law.  

If you have any questions or need additional assistance, please email us.


Champions at Work

PO Box 34689, Indianapolis, IN 46234


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