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National Championships

53rd Annual National Leadership & Skills Conference
June 19-23, 2017
Louisville, Kentucky

The SkillsUSA Championships is the showcase for the best career and technical students in the nation. Contests begin locally and continue through the state and national levels.

More than 6,000 outstanding career and technical education students –– all state contest winners –– will compete hands-on in 100 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 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.

National Champions from Missouri
(1974 to present)

Missouri National Officers
(1968 to present)

Missouri forms and information to be posted later to include:

  • Community service day
  • Courtesy Corps
  • Missouri special needs form
  • Missouri voting delegates
  • National officer candidates
  • NLSC contestant biographical form
  • NLSC registration rules
  • Registration form
  • Room reservation form
  • State officer training