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 SkillsUSA.
Meaning of the Pledge
Upon my honor, I pledge
This is a very strong statement. It means you are committed to follow through on your promise.
To prepare myself
Preparation requires self-control. It means effort without immediate reward but with the knowledge that the effort will pay off when the preparation is completed.
By diligent study
Diligence implies something far beyond a quick review of assignments. Diligence means perseverance, concentration and not always taking the easy route.
And ardent practice
A person of character makes every effort in spite of setbacks or personal loss.
To become a worker
SkillsUSA members take pride in making things happen, in being good workers and in their employers.
Doing things for others is the basis of many occupations. SkillsUSA members strive to be active in their schools and communities.
Will be recognized as honorable
The result of preparation, study, practice, work and service is the respect and honor given SkillsUSA members.
To base my expectations of reward upon the solid foundation of service
This statement reinforces the attitude that we must first serve in order to gain. This attitude is important to success.
To respect my vocation
SkillsUSA members recognize the need to find their vocation and strive to understand its traditions, skills, leaders and potential.
To bring repute to myself
SkillsUSA members strive to have a good reputation among their peers, fellow workers, teachers, parents and employers.
To spare no effort in upholding these ideals
This means service to the community, school and SkillsUSA chapter — getting things done and becoming a leader, all with the ideals of SkillsUSA in mind.