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With competition to attract quality students into career and technical education programs and many entrants to the workforce inadequately prepared with employability skills, some community colleges have found a way to answer industry's call--they are launching SkillsUSA chapters on campus. In this article, the author features SkillsUSA, a partnership of students, teachers, and industry representatives that works to ensure America has a skilled workforce by boosting career and technical education with training in leadership, teamwork, communications skills, citizenship, and character development. With chapters in community colleges and technical schools across the country, SkillsUSA is turning out quality workers by teaching career and technical students how to be leaders in their fields. SkillsUSA chapters are a way for community colleges to compete for quality students as well as to help meet workforce demands.