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Skills USA Information

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    *The 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 present 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.


    The VICA Pledge

    Upon my honor, I pledge:
    *To prepare myself by diligent study and ardent practice to become a worker
    whose services will be recognized as honorable by my employer and fellow workers.
    *To base my expectations of reward upon the solid foundation of service.
    *To honor and respect my vocation in such a way as to bring repute to myself.
    *And further, to spare no effort in upholding the ideals of the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America.

    Colors

    The colors red, white, blue and gold represents the national VICA organization.
    *Red and white represents the individual states and chapters.
    *Blue represents the common union of the states and of the chapters.
    *Gold represents the indiviual, the most important element of the organization.

    The VICA Motto

    Preparing leadership in the world of work.


    Official VICA Dress

    Wearing the official VICA attire adds a sense of unity and identification,
    as well as enthusiasm, to meetings, ceremonies, presentations and activities.
    Members are encouraged to wear official dress during VICA
    activities and whenever representing the organization.

    Official dress for Women

    *Red VICA blazer, windbreaker or sweater
    *White collarless or small-collared blouse or white turtleneck,
    collar not to extend over the blazer lapel or the sweater or windbreaker
    *Black dress skirt
    *Clear, seamless hose
    *Black shoes
    *(Informal occasions) Black dress slacks

    Official dress for Men

    *Red VICA blazer, windbreaker or sweater
    *White dress shirt
    *Straight black (four-in-hand style) tie
    *Black dress slacks
    *Black socks
    *Black or cordovan shoes


    The Vica Creed

    *I believe in the dignity of work*

    I hold that society has advanced to it present culture through the use of the worker's
    hands and mind. I will maintain a feeling of humbleness for the knowledge and skills that
    I receive from professionals, and I will conduct myself with diginty in the work I do.

    *I believe in the American way of life*

    I know our culture is the result of freedom of action and opportunities
    won by the founders of our American republic, and I will uphold their ideas.

    *I believe in education*


    I will endeavor to make the best use of knowledge, skills and experience that
    I will learn in order that I may be a better worker in my chosen
    occupation and a better citizen in my community.
    To this end, I will continue my learning now and in the future.

    *I believe in fair play*


    I will, through honesty and fair play, respect the rights of others.
    I will always conduct myself in the manner of the best professionals
    in my occupation and treat those with whom I work as I would like to be treated.

    *I believe satisfaction is achieved by good work*


    I feel that compensation and personal satisfaction received for my work
    and services will be in proportion to my creative and productive ability.

    *I believe in high moral and spiritual standards*


    I will endeavor to conduct myself in such a manner as to set an example for others
    by living a wholesome life and by fulfilling my responsibilities as a citizen of my community