Bagdad High School CTE programs will be participating this year in the nationally recognized SkillsUSA program. Students enrolled in the coding, construction trades, and welding programs will be excited to know that they will have the opportunity to travel to participate in regional, state and national events in leadership, and technical skills. SkillsUSA is part of the Arizona Department of Education requirement for career technical programs to offer students “Career Technical Student Organizations” that provide students opportunities to develop the skills, knowledge and behavior they need for success in todays workforce. Not to mention it’s a lot of fun.

Teachers and students will be getting organized right away and their first away event Friday September 16 at the SkillsUSA Region 4 fall leadership conference in Prescott. Our Bagdad students will participate in a professional development conference, have an opportunity to campaign and run for one of the reginal officer positions and share their “Bagdad Sultan’s” school spirit. Be on the look out for information and permission slips to be sent home soon, or stop by and speak with your students instructor(s).

Mr. Samuel Colton-CTE Welding Instructor

Mr. Vince Gifford-CTE Coding Instructor

Mr. Jon Vick-CTE Construction Trades Instructor

Bagdad SkillsUSA-Who we are

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. We help each student excel.

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.

For information about the national level, visit!


SkillsUSA Arizona empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. SkillsUSA Arizona improves the quality of America’s skilled work force through a structured program of citizenship, leadership, employability, technical and professional skills training. SkillsUSA Arizona enhances the lives and careers of students, instructors and industry representatives as they strive to be champions at work.