Alabama needs a world-class, skilled workforce to lead in global innovation, ensure future economic growth and fill the workforce needs of the jobs you are creating. Unfortunately, Alabama is facing a large workforce skills gap. Many of those who are entering skilled labor, often lack foundational skills needed in the 21st-century workplace. SkillsUSA offers a tangible way to help solve this problem by ensuring that there will be a future workforce trained in the skills industry needs. Alabama SkillsUSA provides students opportunities to apply what they learn in the classroom to real-world scenarios.