Education June 25, 2024 - June 28, 2024 United States

SkillsUSA National Leadership & Skills Conference

The Largest Gathering of America's Future Skilled Workforce

Atlanta, GA, USA -

SkillsUSA’s National Leadership & Skills Conference (NLSC) is the largest gathering of America’s future skilled workforce and the ultimate recognition of excellence in career and technical education. Held in Atlanta each June, the NLSC is a week-long celebration of the skilled trades and the accomplishments of career-ready leaders from across the United States. The event brings together more than 16,000 attendees, including students, instructors, industry partners, government officials, administrators and more. The highlight of the NLSC is the SkillsUSA Championships, where more than 6,000 state champions compete for national gold, silver and bronze medals in 115 skilled and leadership competitions.

Other highlights include the largest technical education trade show in the nation in SkillsUSA TECHSPO, an excitement-fueled Opening Session, transformative leadership training, insightful workshops and seminars, an impactful community service project to benefit city children and, to end the event, a tears-of-joy-inducing Awards Ceremony.

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The National Leadership & Skills Conference is the ultimate recognition of excellence in career and technical education. This event brings together thousands of students, instructors, business partners, and administrators to celebrate the accomplishments of those preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, and it’s an incredible opportunity for students to showcase their talents and skills on the national level.

You will have the opportunity to meet other members of SkillsUSA, gain valuable industry experience, learn about new technologies and advancements in the field, and develop your leadership abilities.


7:30 AM to 8 PM | Tuesday, June 25th

7:30 AM to 9:30 PM | Wednesday, June 26th

7:30 AM to 3:30 PM | Thursday, June 27th

9 AM to 12 PM (Awards Session at 5PM) | Friday, June 28th


SkillsUSA members, reach out to your SkillsUSA State Director to determine when your state will begin and end the registration process. Public registration opens on May 21, 2024. Click here for more information. 


Georgia World Congress Center

285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW

Atlanta, Georgia 30313

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