** These links MUST be read prior to registering your students**
- Advisor Registration Checklist
- Contest List
- Contest Eligibility **MUST READ BEFORE REGISTERING**
- SLC Competitions according to Career Alignment
- Dress Requirements
- Hotel Recommendations
- How to apply for National Membership. NEW! Quick Start Guide
- How to register for State
- State Competition Substitution Form due by April 7th.
- SkillsUSA Nebraska Competition Theme
- Medical Release, Personal Liability, Code of Conduct, Photography/Sound Release (Required)*
*Note: This is the same release that you attest to when registering online. Advisors should have copies of each student’s release form and a photocopy of their insurance card at all conferences. Copies are to remain with the advisor for use in case of an emergency.
- Responsibility Release & Chapter Permission Form (Required) *Note: This form must be emailed to the State Office by April 3rd.
- Where to find technical standards video.
- You must be a SkillsUSA paid national member
- $80 per contestant
- $50 per advisor
- Conference on-line registration opens January 19, 2023 and closes February 26, 2023
- Registration payment is due by March 23rd. Late fees will apply after this date. Payment will not be accepted at conference
- Championship viewing is free and open to the public
- Please view the Important Advisor Resources above and the Additional SLC Resources below
- Advisors and students need to get the SCHED app from your app store and connect to our 2023 State Conference Event.
- Download the Sched App from the App Store or Google Play
- Search within the Sched App to find your event:
- Sign up or Sign in to access your event
Students may compete in ONLY one contest from Category 1 and one contest from Category 2! Click Here for breakdown. Students can compete in as many Category 3 contests as they desire because they do not conflict with other contests. Many of the Category 3 contests will take place at the same time and Mousetrap Vehicles will require the student member to operate it during the competition. Students may not compete in Mousetrap Vehicle and TTPS as those happen at the same time Friday evening. Some Friday competitions will have orientation meetings on Thursday evening.
SO – means it is a “State Only” contest. Pay attention to SO contests that specify they are open only to 9th and 10th graders.
Advisors who are paid professional SkillsUSA members will gain online access to the national technical standards through the national website. Click here for a video on how to find the technical standards. The 2022-2023 SkillsUSA Championships Technical Standards are the official competition guides for the SkillsUSA Championships and are newly revised. They contain rules for all national events, including an overview, lists of technical skills and knowledge required, clothing requirements, eligibility, and equipment lists. They also list the embedded academic skills in math, English and science. Rules for state and local events may vary from the national guidelines, but most competitive events are modeled after the national technical standards. State-only Technical Standards can be found HERE.
Additional information from our State Contest Coordinators will be listed on our Contest Updates page, Click Here. We will continually update contest information on the Updates page. This is the main way of communicating the tools/equipment lists and what advisors and students should know before the conference. All competitors must create a one-page resume to submit online unless otherwise specified in their competition’s technical standards. Middle school competitors are exempt from the resume requirement.
State Conference Applications Due March 8
- Advisor Service Pin
- Board of Directors Declaration of Candidacy
- $500 Scholarships Sponsored by Nebraska Trucking Association
- Jake Duncan Leadership Award
- Outstanding Advisor Nomination Form
- Academic Achievement Award
- HS State Officer Candidate Application
- CT State Officer Candidate Application (if interested in applying please contact Greg [email protected])
Competitions to take place April 13 – 15, 2023
Thursday, April 13th, 2023
10:00am – 1:30pm Chapter Registration/Tote pickup (Advisors Only)
11:00am – 12:30pm Parents/Current State Officers Buffet
2:00pm – 3:30pm Opening Ceremony
3:45pm – 5:15pm Delegate Dinner
6:00pm – 10:00pm Session I: Leadership Contests
6:00pm – 8:30pm TECHSPO/Job Fair
6:30pm – 9:30pm Contest Orientation Meetings (not all contests)
Friday, April 14th, 2023
9:00am – 10:30am VIP Business and Industry Tour
8:00am – 4:00pm Session II: SkillsUSA Championships
11:30am – 1:00pm Lunch will be served/Advisor’s Luncheon
5:00pm – 5:45pm Delegate Assembly
5:00pm – 6:00pm Teach STS Reception C/T Meet & Greet
6:00pm – 8:30pm Session III: Leadership Finals and State-Only Contests
9:00pm – 11:45pm SkillsUSA Social
Saturday, April 15th, 2023
8:30am – 11:00am Closing/Awards Sessions
11:00am – 11:30am All new and former State officers to tear down stage. Other chapter members may assist.
Award Session: Saturday, April 15th starting tenatively at 8:30am
Delegate Session: Friday, April 14th starting tenatively at 5:00pm
Future Dates at Heartland Events Center & Fonner Park • Grand Island
2024 | April 11-13 2027 | April 8-10
2025 | April 10-12 2028 | April 6-8
2026 | April 9-11 2029 | April 5-7
2030 | April 4-6
|Number of Members in Local Chapter||Number of Voting Delegates|
|1-10 members||2 voting delegates|
|11-25 members||3 voting delegates|
|26-40 members||4 voting delegates|
|41-55 members||5 voting delegates|
|56-70 members||6 voting delegates|
|71-85 members||7 voting delegates|
|86-100 members||8 voting delegates|
|100+ members||Increase by 1 vote for every 15 members over 100|
The philosophy of the Championships is to reward students for excellence to involve industry in directly evaluating student performance and to keep training relevant to employers’ needs. The state championships showcase the best career and technical students in Nebraska. First-place winners compete in the SkillsUSA national championships in June. More than 1500 people including students, teachers, and business partners are expected to participate in the event. Students work against the clock and each other, proving their expertise in over 100 contests in areas of:
Architecture & Construction, Arts, Audio/Video Technology, Business Management & Administration, Education, Health Science, Public Safety, Hospitality & Tourism, Leadership, Manufacturing, Science, Technology, Engineering & Math, Information Technology, Transportation & more!