SkillsUSA heads to Atlanta, Ga., in June 2024, for the annual National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC), a showcase of career and technical education students. More than 19,000 people, including students, teachers, and business partners, are expected to participate in the weeklong event.

The offcial regulations for the national events are published in the SkillsUSA Championships Technical Standards free to download to anyone with a professional membership.

National contest descriptions are on the national web page, www.skillsusa.org search for contest updates.

2024 National Leadership and Skills Conference Information​

The National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC) event is open to Texas State Leadership and Skills Conference first-place winners of National level contests, who are paid members that were registered by Feb 1. All District and State Conference fees must be paid before NLSC registration is allowed.

If you were a 2024 medalist and would like to order a banner click here

To register, please go to: https://www.skillsusa-register.org/

Detailed NLSC Conference Book: NLSC Registration Packet Updated 050124

Courtland Grand Hotel: 165 COURTLAND STREET NE, ATLANTA, GEORGIA, USA, 30303

Check out the National websites: https://www.nlsc.skillsusa.org/ or https://www.nlsc.skillsusa.org/championships

National Schedule Posted

2024: Arrive Mon Jun 24th (registration after 3pm) Depart Fri 28th (awards run late into pm, departure Sat am

Registration Opens: April 15, 2024. Registration Closes: May 3, 2024 at 7pm No exceptions will be made to this deadline. No refunds after May 6th.

Payment is due no later than June 3rd to SkillsUSA Texas P O Box 65087 Lubbock, TX 79464. If you have past due invoices your plans for NLSC may be compromised.

Room ChoiceHotel and Registration combined:5 Nights Arrive Monday  Depart Saturday. Contestants must stay at Courtland Grand Hotel with Texas.Extra Hotel Nights: Rate is per night per person by room type. Add this to each person in that room type per night.
Single$1770.00$275.00
Double$1083.00$138.00
Triple$854.00$92.00
Quad$740.00$69.00

This includes all registration fees and your hotel room. If you are staying more than five nights, we can add that to your registration.

State Registration fees include, state trading pins, state t-shirt, refreshments at State meeting on Monday evening, spirit items for opening session, awards celebration Friday pm.

Parking at hotel is Valet only $45.00 per night any car or SUV. Charter bus parking is $150/day contact the hotel to arrange. You will need to put down a credit card for adding valet to your room. There is no tax on valet charges, if you need to bring a check or cash to pay for valet you can pay their cashier directly but you will need to put a credit card down initially.

There are 2 NLSC shuttle busses that run from our hotel to the GWCC/State Farm. First priority seating to wristbands, but if there are open seats anyone with Texas Badge can ride.

Pre Conference Sessions: $175/pp:  Leverage: State Officers, June 22-24

A competition update covers anything that is not listed in the official SkillsUSA Championships Technical Standards and that a competitor and/or advisor needs to be aware of and bring and/or complete for the national competition. Updates are posted frequently leading up to NLSC. Please check back regularly!

Competitor Portal Directions

Online Test(s)

SkillsUSA Championships national competitors will receive login credentials to access their online test(s) by May 21, 2024. National competitors will need to identify a proctor and complete the online proctor agreement prior to taking their online test(s). The online testing window is May 22 – June 6, 2024. All required online test(s) must be completed by 5 p.m. ET on Thursday, June 6, 2024.

Online Submission Requirements

SkillsUSA Championships national competitors must complete their online submission(s) by June 6, 2024, at 5 p.m. ET. The upload(s) will be completed via SkillsUSA’s secure platform which will open in late May 2024. Check the current SkillsUSA Technical Standards for your competition to learn about any required national pre-conference online submissions.

You must register in advance if you want to participate in Community Service event on Friday morning. Don’t forgot to check that box in registration.

The Wi-Fi Internet access in GWCC is predominately available only on the 5GHz band. Please ensure the device you are bringing for your competition can connect to a 5GHz band. It is recommended that competitors test their device prior to arriving for NLSC, and if applicable, bring an appropriate 5GHz adaptor.

Competition Shipping Instructions

DELEGATES: Schedule coming soon

Can be any joined member but must register as voting delegate before May 16th. Duties include:
• Enact bylaws, rules and regulations necessary for carrying out the affairs and activities of the organization.
• Elect officers of the organization.
• Act upon items of business as requested by the National Executive Council and Board of Directors.

The High School Voting of National Officer Candidates will open immediately at the close of the Business Meeting for 90 minutes.

Transportation in Atlanta:

Marta train stations: 3 block walk to the Sheraton, 1 block to GWCC. Use train for airport, daily it is not a practical option.

DART Airport Hotel Shuttle: Dart Airport Transfers to offer a discounted rate for airport to hotel shuttle and private car services for SkillsUSA attendees.

Parking at GWCC:  Daily $10 pre-purchase · $15 day of Multi-day parking passes available: · 3, 5 ,7  days parking pass available.Navigate to the SkillsUSA National Leadership & Skills Conference event and click ‘Reserve Parking’. Pre-purchase parking at this link: bit.ly/GWCC-Parking

Signal App click HERE

Pre-Order TX Cowboy hats and bags of pins HERE  If you would like to pre-order a TX Cowboy hat and TX state bag(s) of pins please complete this form prior to May 9th at 5pm. Payment must be received by Mon May 10th.

Each registrant paying full registration will receive one bag of 8 trading pins. Preorders are limited to one bag to ensure we have trading leverage.

You will need to select the Cowboy hat size (S, M, L , XL) we cannot guarantee we will have a different size to exchange on site. There is an elastic band inside the hat brim. (small= 6 7/8, medium= 7 1/8, large= 7 3/8, x large= 7 5/8) Limit one hat per person for pre order. Hats may not be traded until after awards on Fri pm.

When the order is received from this form an invoice will be sent to the email provided. Pre Order Invoices can be paid by check or credit card. If you pay with CC there is a 3% fee. You cannot pay for a pre-order on site. Payment must be received by May 10th for the order to be placed.

You will need to present a paid copy of the invoice to pick up your order at registration on Mon between 4-7pm at the hotel ballroom in Atlanta.

Bags of pins are 8 pins for $20. Hats are $20 ea. On site sales of extra hats and pins will be cash only, same prices. Locations of time of sales will be posted in Signal app.

The following programs will be discontinued at the 2024 Nationals Conference:
Activate
Engage
Models of Excellence Dinner
Other programming is being created to further assist the professional development and leadership training options at the National level.