2018 National SkillsUSA Leadership Conference and Skills Championships

June 25th-June 29th  Louisville, KY

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Mail all checks to:  Alabama SkillsUSA Association
C/O Alabama Dept. of Education
PO Box 302101
Montgomery, AL 36130

Online Credit Card Payment Link

General Conference Schedule Click here

National Conference Forms

May 25th  All Monies due to the Alabama SkillsUSA State Office

Hotel Information

Galt House Hotel
140 North Fourth Street
Louisville, KY 40202
Hotel Directions
May 25th        
All Monies due to the Alabama SkillsUSA State Office
June 8th    
Alabama Skills University Workshop- Prep for National Contestants
(Wallace State Community College Hanceville. Must Register Online)
June 23th – 30th
NLC/SkillsUSA Championships- Louisville, KY

June 22nd      
State Officers Arrive in Louisville, KY
June 25th
All Contestants Check in Hotel                     3:00 pm
Required Contestant Testing                         3:00 pm – 5:00pm
Required Alabama Delegates Meeting          6:00 pm

Billing information:

Registration $225 per person 

All Registered Students, Advisors, and Family must attend the ALABAMA Delegates Orientation Meeting at the Hotel on Monday June 25th 6:00 pm.

Family Members and Friends that attend this meeting Must be Registered.

National Educational Team Members that register with the National Office need to RSVP the State Director if they will be attending this meeting.


Please Make all Checks out to :  "Alabama SkillsUSA"


Mail Checks to:


Alabama SkillsUSA

Alabama Dept. of Education

Room 3307 Gordon Persons Building

P.O.Box 302101

Montgomery, AL 36130-2101 

Awards Ceremony Passes Sold Online SkillsUSA Awards Ceremony pass sales are changing. The new procedure will be through the SkillsUSA website, and sales will begin April 2. https://www.skillsusa.org/events-training/national-leadership-and-skills-conference/ Select the link for Award Ceremony ticket sales. The advance purchase will be $10 each, plus a service fee of $1.42. A credit card is required for online purchase. Buyers will be required to either download the admission ticket, which contains a barcode, onto their smartphones, or print out a paper copy of the ticket(s) to be admitted to Friday evening’s awards at Freedom Hall. On-site ticket sales will be available for $15 per ticket, no additional fee. These ticket sales will be available beginning Tuesday, June 26, and closing Friday, June 29, at 4 p.m. The number of tickets for sale is limited due to seating availability at Freedom Hall. Buy early; once all seats are sold, ticket sales will cease. There will be parking fees at the entrance of the Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC). For more information on parking: https://www.skillsusa.org/events-training/national-leadership-andskills-conference/registration-and-logistics/parking/
Full Program Available on Conference App A condensed version of the NLSC program will be included in the annual Awards and Recognition book. Books will be distributed as part of the registration appointment. In addition, there will be a PDF of the entire NLSC program available for attendees to print from the national conference website by June 1. The SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference official program and all the details will be available through the conference app — also available by June 1. 
Champions Night on Wednesday with PVSA Recipients Wednesday, June 27, 2018 — SkillsUSA Champions Night at Fourth Street Live! http://www.4thstlive.com/ This event will have live music, games, food for sale until 11 p.m. As with all conference events, attendees must present their name badge for admission. Kansas City’s Mikey Needleman Band will headline the entertainment. http://mnband.com/ New to the Champions Night celebration will be the recognition of the SkillsUSA President’s Volunteer Service Award honorees. The details will be shared with state directors who have PVSA honorees registered to attend the conference. 
Change to Chapter of Distinction Reception Thursday, June 28, 2018 — Exceptional growth in SkillsUSA’s Chapters of Excellence Program (CEP) has resulted in a change at the National Leadership and Skills Conference. What was formerly 100-Percent Advisor and Chapter of Distinction Reception will now solely honor chapter advisors who have received a Chapter of Distinction status (bronze, silver or gold). 
Meet the Employer Event Added Friday, June 29, 2018 — From 10 a.m.-3 p.m., SkillsUSA will be hosting Meet the Employer in the West Hall of KEC. Over 50 employers from every sector will be on site to promote career opportunities with their companies. All NLSC attendees are invited to stop by to interact with eager potential employers. Educational sessions will also be available to help attendees learn more about career opportunities and enhance job-seeking skills. Students are required to bring copies of their resumes. Admission is free for NLSC attendees. More information can be found here: https://www.skillsusa.org/events-training/national-leadership-and-skillsconference/meet-employer/ 


Parking at the Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC)
There are parking fees associated with the Kentucky Exposition Center. For general attendees, the structure is as follows:

Gate admission price structure

Passes sold Saturday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

$8 Daily admission – no in & out privileges

$4 Daily upgrade admission with in & out privileges. Available inside at South wing A lobby service kiosk.
$40 Weekly Pass with in & out privileges
Note: Customer must present a receipt of daily pass purchase to upgrade to a weekly pass with in/out access.

$20 Daily Access to restricted Lot E or K

$60 Weekly access to restricted Lot E or K

Trucks and Storage Trailers
$20 daily access to restricted lot K or $60 weekly access to lot K.

Registration Fee and Name Badges

  • Registration for the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference is $225 for all participating individuals and guests.
  • This fee includes name badge, lanyard, conference app, SkillsUSA Night ticket, bus transportation schedule, entrance to all conference events, and Awards and Recognition book.
  • No individual tickets are sold for the Opening Ceremony on Tuesday, June 26.
  • Tickets to the Awards Ceremony on Friday, June 29, are available onsite for $15 each on a limited basis; purchase them at SkillsUSA Registration Headquarters in Room E1 of the Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC) by Friday, June 29, at 4 p.m.
  • Your state SkillsUSA director will be given all state registration information and material. Conference participants need to obtain this material (items such as your name badge, conference information) from the state association director at the designated state meeting time.

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

If you are in one of those groups, enter here.

Click Here to Order your National Conference Tee-shirts
This are $10 Extra and will be billed to your school.
Advisors, please try to send one order form per school if possible.

Every Registered Participant will recieve an
 "Alabama Tee-Shirt and State Pin"
Charter Bus Reservations to Louisville KY
$125 per person (55 passengers)
Cline Tours
  • Departs Montgomery Monday June 25th 6:00 am
  • Pickup in Birmingham 8:00 am
  • Pickup in Athens/Decatur 10:00 am
  • Arrive in Louisville by 4:00 pm
  • Return Trip Departs KY June 30th 6:00 am
  • Drop off in Athens/Decatur 12:00 noon
  • Drop off in Birmingham 2:00 pm
  • Drop off in Montgomery 4:00 pm
Registration fees:  $225 Total  Includes; entrance to opening and closing ceremonies, access to competition floor, bus transportation between hotel, conference center and SkillsUSA events and one Kentucky Kingdom admission ticket. State services: Monday delegates meal, state tee shirt, state pin, Friday awards dinner

State Assocations will for the following:
  • Leverage $165: State Officers that are not in National Competitions.
  • Engage: $165: State Leadership Team Advisors
  • Activate $165: District Officers serving as Official Voting Delegates that are not in National Competitions.

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