National Conference

The dates for the 53rd Annual National Leadership and Skill Conference (NLSC) are June 19-23, 2017.

The host hotel for the California Delegation will be the Horseshoe, Southern Indiana. We will hold the NLSC kick-off event on Monday, June 19, 2017 at 8:30 p.m. at the host hotel site.

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2016 National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC)

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2016 NLSC Results Click HERE

SkillsUSA invades Louisville, Kentucky June 20-June 24, 2016 for the 52nd annual National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC), a showcase of career and technical education students. The NLSC Opening Ceremonies will be held on Tuesday, June 21. Details and the calendar of events will be posted on the SkillsUSA California website by 4/8.

More than 15,000 individuals—including students, teachers and business partners—are expected to participate in the week-long event.

The SkillsUSA Championships will be held at the Kentucky Events Center. More than 5,600 outstanding career and technical education students—all state contest winners—will compete hands-on in 100 different trade, technical and leadership events. Students work against the clock and each other, proving their expertise in occupations like electronics, computer-aided drafting, precision machining, medical assisting and culinary arts.

Contests are run with the assintance of industry, trade associations, and labor organizations, and test competencies that validated by members of business and industry.

Leadership contestants will demonstrate skills including extemporaneous speaking and conducting meetings by parliamentary procedure. The competitions will be open to the public and free of charge.