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 The SkillsUSA Nebraska Nationals Leadership

and Skills Conference


The annual National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC), a showcase of career and technical education students. More than 18,000 people — including students, teachers and business partners — are expected to participate in the week long event.

This conference focuses on Activate, Leverage, and Engage opportunities for students and advisors to focus on leadership development.

Delegate sessions for middle-school, high-school and college/post-secondary students are conducted by the national officers. The sessions provide a platform to conduct the organization’s official business, elect student leaders and recognize state association voting delegates.

SkillsUSA University is a program of educational seminars available to all participants Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

SkillsUSA TECHSPO returns to the conference as a whole new experience and is now located on the competition floor. Look for products available to purchase from SkillsUSA’s sponsors and vendors in TECHSPO exhibits.

The SkillsUSA Championships will be held on Wednesday and Thursday. More than 6,500 outstanding career and technical education students –– all state contest winners –– will compete hands-on in 103 different trade, technical and leadership fields. Students work against the clock and each other, proving their expertise in occupations such as electronics, computer-aided drafting, precision machining, medical assisting and culinary arts. Contests are run with the help of industry, trade associations and labor organizations, and test competencies are set by 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.

The week caps off with the Awards Ceremony, which takes place on Friday evening at KEC’s Freedom Hall.

The following will be done by your school Adviser along with Greg Stahr to ensure all schools receive the most adequate information and deadlines.

Registration: Cost is TBD

We have a separate registration site for the following groups:

  • Educator Guests
  • Business Guests
  • National Education Team Members
  • Conference Management Team Members
  • Technical Committee Members
  • Contest Helpers
  • Judges
  • National Courtesy Corps
  • Volunteers

Hotel: Room rates and sizes will vary per group

We will be staying at: TBD

Motorcoach Trasportation: Cost TBD

Will be available to all participating schools to the conference will be available.


Conference Agenda:

Meet the Employer: Will take place on Friday in the East Wing from 10am-2pm

(Remember your resume)

Rules and Regulations:

Rules and Regulations

Additional Educational Seminars:

If State officers wish to participate in Leverage it is $165/participant

If Chapter leaders wish to participate in Activate it is $165/participant

If Advisers wish to get some training in Engage it is $165/participant

All registration fees, hotel, transportation, and misc. items will need to be paid per the invoice received via Greg Stahr prior to the event. If you have any questions please reach out to Greg at

Congrats on bringing back 36 medals!


Check out more from the conference at:

National Leadership and Skills Conference

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