Missouri SkillsUSA is an association of local chapters organized in the State of Missouri and operating in accordance with a charter granted by SkillsUSA, Inc. Membership of Missouri SkillsUSA shall consist of eligible members of the chartered local chapters and members shall hold the same membership status in their respective local chapter.
The purpose of SkillsUSA Missouri is to ensure that participating students are provided a positive educational experience and are adequately prepared to meet the challenges of their future. Through extra effort and determination, the students participating in SkillsUSA Missouri events can motivate themselves to develop more skills than would otherwise be expected. Those extra skills can provide them with a higher quality of experience throughout their lifetime.
The official membership year starts September 1 each year.
A local chapter must have at least ten members or 100% of the vocational class, if there are less than ten students eligible for membership. Members of the State Association must be members of the national organization to qualify for a charter. Each local chapter and state association shall be open for membership to all students regardless of race, sex, religion, creed, disability, or national origin. The State Treasurer shall report on or before March 1 of each school year as to which chapters have paid their membership dues or conference fees in full. These chapters shall be designated as chapters in good standing.
Membership classes recognized by Missouri SkillsUSA are:
Active Membership: Students enrolled in a coherent sequence of courses or career major that prepares them for further education and/or employment related to technology, the health industry, trades or industry and who are earning credit toward a high school diploma/certificate or its equivalent. Dues shall be $11.00 per membership year and shall be payable by February 1st to the National Association. The National Office will return $3.00 of the dues per member to the State Association where $2.50 shall be set aside for state operation and $.50 shall be set aside for district operation.
Professional Membership: Persons associated with or participating in the professional development of Missouri SkillsUSA as approved by the policies of the State Association. Such members shall include classroom teachers, teachers aides, counselors, teacher educators, supervisors or other professional or paraprofessional staff. Professional members will pay dues as established by SkillsUSA, Inc., but will be ineligible to hold office or vote. Dues shall be $17.00 per membership year and shall be payable by February 1st to the National Association. The National Office will return $3.00 of the dues per member to the State Association where $2.50 shall be set aside for state operation and $.50 shall be set aside for district operation.
Associate Membership: Cooperative employers and/or training station sponsors, advisory council members, students, and lay persons associated with and contributing to the improvement and development of the organization and vocational trade, industrial, technical and health occupations education. They are not eligible to hold office or vote. The membership fee are the same as Professional Membership.
Alumni Membership: Individuals who were former VICA , SkillsUSA–VICA or SkillsUSA members who have graduated and are no longer eligible for membership in secondary or post secondary divisions. They are not eligible to hold office or vote in the student divisions.