SkillsUSA Nebraska State
Leadership and Skills Conference
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
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.
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
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:
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
|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|
|3-D Visualization & Animation||Culinary Arts||Masonry|
|Action Skills (IEP)||Customer Service||National/State T-Shirt|
|Additive Manufacturing||Collision Damage Appraisal||Nurse Assisting|
|Advertising Design||Diesel Equipment Technology||Opening & Closing Ceremonies & SO & MS|
|American Spirit||Digital Cinema Production||Photography|
|Architectural Blueprint Reading SO||Drone Technology SO||Pin Contest SO|
|Architectural Drafting||Early Childhood Education||Plumbing|
|Audio/Radio Production||Electrical Construction Wiring||Power Equipment Technology|
|Automated Manufacturing||Engineering Technology/Design||Precision Machining SO|
|Automotive Refinishing Technology|
Extemporaneous Speaking & SO
|Prepared Speech & SO|
|Automotive Service Technology||Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)||Promotional Bulletin Board|
|Basic Health Care Skills||Fire Fighting||Quiz Bowl|
|Bridge Building SO||First Aid/CPR||Related Technical Math|
|Broadcast News Production||Health Knowledge Bowl||Restaurant Service|
|Cabinetmaking||HVACR||Robotics: Urban Search & Rescue & MS|
|Career Pathways Showcase||Information Technology Services||Sheet Metal|
|Carpentry||Industrial Motor Control C/T Only||State T-Shirt SO|
|Chapter Business Procedure & SO||Interactive Application & Game Development||Team Engineering Challenge Middle School|
|CNC Milling Specialist||Job Interview & SO||Technical Computer Applications|
|CNC Technician||Job Skill Demo A & MS & Open & SO||Technical Drafting|
|CNC Turning Specialist||Mechatronics||Technical Team Problem Solving SO|
|Collision Repair Technology||Medical Assisting||Television (Video) Production|
|Commercial Baking||Medical Math||Web Design|
|Community Service||Medical Terminology||Welding C/T|
|Computer Programming||Metric 500 SO||Welding HS|
|Cosmetology||Mobile Robotics Technology||Welding Fabrication|
|Crime Scene Investigation||Motorcycle Service Technology||Welding Sculpture|
|Criminal Justice||Mouse Trap Vehicles SO|