State Leadership and Skills Conference has been cancelled.
State Conference Updates
The 2020 Alabama SkillsUSA Conference is cancelled. We will not host a Virtual State Conference for 2020. We know that this is disappointing news for many of our members. Due to the state of emergency, we believe that this is the best course of action at this time. Our decision is based on the current memorandum from our State Office and National SkillsUSA’s decision not to host the National Conference. See National Conference Updates for more information on their decision.
We have an opportunity to work together to make the best of these circumstances. We encourage you to be positive with our students and look for opportunities to lift up our students. SkillsUSA provides many virtual resources to keep our students engaged. Some of the resources are provide in this newsletter.
The state staff is working to provide Virtual State Officer Elections. Updates will continue with the “Scoop on Skills”, the Alabama SkillsUSA Website www.alskillsusa.org, and social media.
Monday April 13th
10:00 am – Contest Setup/Move-In
1:00 pm – Registration Opens
2:00 pm – Contest Chairmen’s Meeting
2:00 pm – New Teachers Meeting
5:00 pm – Opening Session
7:00 pm – Contest Orientations
Tuesday April 14th
7:30 am – Judges Sign-in
8:00 am – Contests Begin (Schedule to be posted)
9:00 am – Career Expo Begins
10:00 am – Industry Reception
2:00 pm – Delegates Business Sessions
4:00 pm – All Contest Conclude
Wednesday April 15th
9:00 am – Awards Session
11:00 am – National Conference Orientation Meeting
11:30 pm – New State Officers Orientation Meeting
State Conference Sheraton Hotel Block Schedule:
- Main Hotel Block opens on February 24th, 2020
- Central District Block 50 rooms held opens on March 9th, 2020
- South District Block 75 rooms held opens on March 16th, 2020
Hotel reservations for less than five rooms can be made at the following link: https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1579009372125&key=GRP&app=resvlink
Hotel reservations for more than five rooms must complete a hotel form (follow instructions on form) on the following link:
Important Policy Change at State:
For the 2020 year – SkillsUSA knowledge tests will be scored 25 points. The SkillsUSA knowledge test and is required for all contests.