National Leadership and Skills Conference

June 24-28, 2024

Atlanta, Georgia

 

 

The conference truly has an opportunity for every member attending, all supported by business and industry partners working to ensure America has a future skilled workforce. Competitors participating in the career competitions of the SkillsUSA Championships will represent our state as the very best in their respective skill areas. Delegates will conduct the business of the organization, making decisions for the future of our organization. Chapter leaders will be able to grow and develop around skills outlined within the SkillsUSA Framework. Advisors will be able to grow their toolbox through professional development sessions and networking. And all attendees will be able to interact with industry professionals representing the careers you are training for.  

 

Leverage training will be offered on June 22-24, 2024 for those that have pre-registered for the training.  Note:  Activate and Engage trainings are not offered this year.  

There will be other professional development sessions offered for adults and students during the conference.

 

Michigan Registration Packages Include:

  • National Leadership Conference registration fee
  • Five nights’ accommodations at the Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center
  • Friday night dinner after the award ceremony at the Omni Atlanta Hotel
  • Michigan spirit items (Michigan t-shirt, 3 SkillsUSA Michigan trading pins, etc.)
  • All Taxes and Gratuities
  • No transportation or other meals are included

Refunds and Cancellations

  • Cancellations made after the May 5, 2024 registration deadline are not eligible for a refund or credit of the conference registration fee, Michigan registration package items, and optional pre-purchased items.
  • Schools are responsible for paying for all registrants that cancel after the registration deadline. 
  • Hotel refunds may not be eligible for refund if others are still staying in the hotel room. 
  • Travel may not be able to be refunded, please check your cancellation policy where travel was booked.

Competition Information

SkillsUSA Championships Checklist will assist you to to plan for competition.

 

Technical Standards

All Professional Members (Advisors, Administrators, etc.) can access the Contest’s Technical Standards for the contests on SkillsUSA Absorb.

 

 

Contest Updates

Contest Updates will be posted online leading up to NLSC. To be properly prepared for the competition, you’ll need to check this page regularly.

 

 

Online Testing

  • The Online Testing dates for national competitors will be May 22-June 6, 2024.
    All Professional Development Assessments will be administered online for all applicable contests.
  • If a student needs the information resent, or has access issues, please contact Customer Care at 844-875-4557 or customercare@skillsusa.org

 

Attire

Competition apparel requirements can be found in the contest’s Technical Standards. Official attire as well as competition apparel and accessories may be purchased at the SkillsUSA Store.

 

Resume Requirement

All competitors must create a one-page resume to submit online unless otherwise specified in their competition’s technical standards. The link for resume submission will be published on the Contest Updates page and is due by the posted date. Failure to do so will result in a 10-point penalty.

Your resume must be saved as a PDF file type using file name format of “Last Name_First Name.” For example, “Amanda Smith” would save her resume as Smith_Amanda. If you need assistance with saving your file as a PDF, visit the Adobe website for more information.

Competitors may begin submitting resumes and, if applicable, pre-submission documents using the SkillsUSA Championships Checklist. SkillsUSA national competitors will have until 5 p.m. ET on Friday, June 9, to submit their resume.

 

Mailing Competition Materials 

Shipping competition materials information is available here.

 

Michigan Agenda

 The following items are in addition to the Official Conference Agenda for all Michigan attendees:

 

Monday

  • 4:00pm – Each chapter will check-in at the hotel front desk to receive their room keys. Check-in begins at 4 p.m. so rooms may not be available until that time.
  • 6:30pm – Registration materials pick up will be available in our hotel by Chapter Advisors.
  • 7:00pm – Michigan Delegation Meeting for all attendees in our hotel.
 
Friday
 
  • 8:30pm – Michigan Awards Dinner (included in registration package price) at our hotel.
 
 

Getting Around Atlanta

Hotel

Michigan’s assigned hotel is the Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center, 100 CNN Center NW, Atlanta, GA 30303.  The Omni is right in the middle of all the action!  Located across the street from the Georgia World Congress Center (convention center), State Farm Arena, and a short walk away is several tourist attractions; the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, College Football Hall of Fame, and the National Center for Civil & Human Rights.

 

MARTA

We encourage everyone to use MARTA, Atlanta’s rapid transit system for getting around Atlanta.  

Tickets and ride cards may be purchased at any MARTA station.

Catching the MARTA from the airport to your downtown hotel is easy. Participants will travel directly to the MARTA station in the Domestic Terminal, between the North and South baggage claim. Then take either the Red or Gold line train to the Five Points station.  Michigan’s hotel is about a 4 block walk.

If you need to transfer to a bus (if you are going to Zoo Atlanta, for example), your MARTA card is accepted as fare. 

MARTA Ride Guide: https://skillsusa.egnyte.com/dl/vnpHQFu0zO

MARTA Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLjw1Fw-vuU

 

Attractions, Restaurants, Parking Information, Airline Discounts and more can be found on the NLSC microsite page.

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