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SkillsUSA Nebraska State
Leadership and Skills Conference

2021 TBD

Heartland Events Center & Fonner Park • Grand Island


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 Louisville, Kentucky. More than 2000 people – including students, teachers, and business partners- are expected to participate in the 2.5 day 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!

Archive SkillsUSA Nebraska TV/Video Production Champions


  • You must be a SkillsUSA paid national member
  • $80 per contestant
  • $50 per advisor
  • Conference on-line registration deadline is February 15th
  • Registration payment is due March 20th. Late fees will apply after this date.  Payment will not be accepted at conference.
  • Championship viewing is free and open to the public

Contest Eligibility:

Students may compete in ONLY one contest from Category 1 and one contest from Category 2! 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. Also note that due to several no-shows taking spots for other students to participate, there will be an additional $25 “Competition Fee” added to the registration amount for any student signing up for Cabinetmaking, Carpentry, Electrical Construction Wiring, Masonry, and Team Works. Students will receive the $25 fee back within 2 weeks of completing the competition. 

SO – means it is a “State Only” contest. Pay attention to SO contests that specify they are open only to 9th and 10th graders.

Contest Updates:

Advisors who are paid professional SkillsUSA members will gain online access to the national technical standards through the national website. The 2020-2021 SkillsUSA Championships Technical Standards is the official competition guide for the SkillsUSA Championships and is newly revised. It contains rules for all national events, including an overview, lists of technical skills and knowledge required, clothing requirements, eligibility, and equipment lists. It also lists 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.

Any additional information from our State Contest Coordinators will be listed on our Contest Updates page, currently under construction. We will continually update contest information on our website. This is the main way of communicating the tools/equipment lists and what advisors and students should know before the conference. 

Here are the State-Only Contests Standards. If the State-Only contest has national technical standards, refer to those technical standards. Scoring may vary between national contest and the state-only contest.

Click here for State Only Drone Technology (under construction).

Important Advisor Resources:

Advisor Registration Checklist
Contest List
Dress Requirements
Hotel Recommendations
How to apply for National Membership. NEW! Quick Start Guide
How to register for State
Medical Release, Personal Liability, Code of Conduct, Photography/Sound Release (Required)*
*Note: This is the same release that you attest to when registering online.
Responsibility Release & Chapter Permission Form (Required)

Additional SLC Resources:

Media Kit:

Optional MS/HS SLC Registration Packet
Optional C/T SLC Registration Packet
Partnership Packet
SkillsUSA Nebraska Competition Theme
SkillsUSA Store
Submit your SkillsUSA photos here throughout the year

State Applications (Due March 1st):

Advisor Service Pin
Board of Directors Declaration of Candidacy
$500 Scholarships Sponsored by Nebraska Trucking Association
Jake Duncan Outstanding Leadership Application
Outstanding Advisor Nomination Form
State Officer Candidate Application – High School
State Officer Candidate Application – C/T

Voting Delegates:

Number of Members in Local ChapterNumber of Voting Delegates
1-10 members2 voting delegates
11-25 members3 voting delegates
26-40 members4 voting delegates
41-55 members5 voting delegates
56-70 members6 voting delegates
71-85 members7 voting delegates
86-100 members8 voting delegates
100+ membersIncrease by 1 vote for every 15 members over 100


3-D Visualization & AnimationCulinary ArtsMasonry
Action Skills (IEP)Customer ServiceNational/State T-Shirt
Additive ManufacturingCollision Damage Appraisal Nurse Assisting
Advertising DesignDiesel Equipment TechnologyOpening & Closing Ceremonies & SO & MS
American SpiritDigital Cinema ProductionPhotography
Architectural Blueprint Reading SODrone Technology SOPin Contest SO
Architectural DraftingEarly Childhood EducationPlumbing
Audio/Radio ProductionElectrical Construction WiringPower Equipment Technology
Automated ManufacturingEngineering Technology/DesignPrecision Machining SO
Automotive Refinishing Technology

Extemporaneous Speaking & SO

Prepared Speech & SO
Automotive Service TechnologyEmergency Medical Technician (EMT)Promotional Bulletin Board
Basic Health Care SkillsFire FightingQuiz Bowl
Bridge Building SOFirst Aid/CPRRelated Technical Math
Broadcast News ProductionHealth Knowledge BowlRestaurant Service
CabinetmakingHVACRRobotics: Urban Search & Rescue & MS
Career Pathways ShowcaseInformation Technology ServicesSheet Metal
CarpentryIndustrial Motor Control C/T OnlyState T-Shirt SO
Chapter Business Procedure & SOInteractive Application & Game DevelopmentTeam Engineering Challenge Middle School
Chapter DisplayInternetworkingTeamWorks
CNC Milling SpecialistJob Interview & SOTechnical Computer Applications
CNC TechnicianJob Skill Demo A & MS & Open & SOTechnical Drafting
CNC Turning SpecialistMechatronicsTechnical Team Problem Solving SO
Collision Repair TechnologyMedical AssistingTelevision (Video) Production
Commercial BakingMedical MathWeb Design
Community ServiceMedical TerminologyWelding C/T
Computer ProgrammingMetric 500 SOWelding HS
CosmetologyMobile Robotics TechnologyWelding Fabrication
Crime Scene InvestigationMotorcycle Service TechnologyWelding Sculpture
Criminal JusticeMouse Trap Vehicles SO