National Conference

The 2020 National Conference has been canceled due to the COVID-19 crisis. 

About the National Level

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.

 

Nationals is a multi-million dollar event that occupies a space equivalent to 16 football fields. In 2018, there were nearly 6,000 contestants in 98 separate events. Nearly 1,500 judges and contest organizers from labor and management make the national event possible.

 

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.

 

In addition to competing, you have the opportunity to go sight-seeing and have fun. Skills USA provides you with tickets to attend different places in the city. For example, zoo and theme park tickets. 

Register for

Nationals

If you competed in the last National Conference and would like to know your score, find it HERE.

2020 Nationals Conference

While this years national conference was canceled, there is still a way to compete. 

SkillsUSA members can compete in a national contest without going to the national conference. We understand that all of our schools are out now but students, even graduate students, can compete as long as they where paid SkillsUSA members this past school year (2019-2020 school year). Over $20,000 in prizes will be given to the top three placing students. Please let Ray Jensen, our state director, or you advisor know if you have any questions.

 

Ray Jensen
Alaska SkillsUSA Director
907-355-4558
alaskaskillsusa@gmail.com

2019 Nationals Conference

Nationals is coming fast. We hope everyone gets to Kentucky safe and sound. stay in contact with Ray Jensen, the state advisor, if your travel plans change or if you have any questions. We hope everyone creates memories and meets new people while at nationals. Have fun and be safe. 

This year's program is out. It includes day by day schedules as well as details about where and when each contest groups will meet.

This Year's Program PDF. If you would like to know more about the details of the week in Lousiville, check on the official SkillsUSA website, or by going here: https://www.skillsusa.org/events-training/national-leadership-and-skills-conference/

NLSC APP

All of the contest info and clothing requirements are also in the new SkillsUSA app. The new app is completely free for students, instructors and business partners who want to learn more about what clothing and tools are required at the national level of competition. The app is available now in both the Apple Store: http://apple.co/2dtlb8d and the Google Play Store: http://bit.ly/2e5fRec. 

Add Your Own Images

We're trying something new this year. We want you to add your images from the 2019 Nation Leadership and Skills Conference to our site for everyone to see. We try and take pictures of everyone of our students and advisors that attend, but we would like to see even more of them. Feel free to add yours here! It might look empty now but will hopefully fill up fast.

This Years Contestants

NAME

Wanser, Maxim

Corriere, Simon

Shackelford, Branden

Christoffers, Erik

Wolner, Kyle

Hall, Mary

Keyser, Ana

Tikiun, RaeAnn

Lally, Liam

Bennett, Zion

Chase, Austin

Dellar, Camden

Halfacre, Kacela

Reynolds, Russell

Braendel, Kaasan

Jensen, Abigail

CONTEST

Welding

Cabinetmaking

Criminal Justice

Crime Scene Investigation

Aviation

Crime Scene Investigation

Photography

Cosmetology

Culinary Arts

Job Skill Demo A

Crime Scene Investigation

Architectural Drafting

Prepared Speech

Automotive

Aviation

Job Interview

SCHOOL

Colony High School

Kodiak High School

King Tech High School

King Tech High School

King Tech High School

King Tech High School

King Tech High School

King Tech High School

King Tech High School

King Tech High School

King Tech High School

Career Tech High School

Career Tech High School

Hutchison High School

University of Alaska Anchorage

Wasilla High School

Congratulations to this years medalist!

Congratulations to Ana Keyser for earning a silver metal in Photography! The image on the right is one of her images that helped her to earn her place in the podium. 

2018 Nationals Conference

Nationals is right around the corner, so we wish everyone luck in their competitions and hope that everyone has a blast in Louisville Kentucky this year!

 

This years program overview is out. It includes an overview of what happens on each day and a rough idea of what day and time competitions will take place. Click Here to see it. 

If you are wanting to watch the Opening Ceremony or the Awards Ceremony, both events will be streamed live online. Click HERE to watch either. 

Nationals is right around the corner, so we wish everyone luck in their competitions and hope that everyone has a blast in Louisville Kentucky this year!

 

This years program overview is out. It includes an overview of what happens on each day and a rough idea of what day and time competitions will take place. Click Here to see it. 

If you are wanting to watch the Opening Ceremony or the Awards Ceremony, both events will be streamed live online. Click HERE to watch either. 

This Years Contestants

NAME

Wilson, Patrick

Brooks, Ben

Plagge, Chelsea

Bennett, Zion

Densmore, Audrey

Hall, Mary

Jones, Carson

Kanohokula, Maile

Keyser, Ana

Lorenzo, Bre'elle

McBride, Ian

Nelson, Quyanna

Powers', Cedric

Primm, Casundra

Seckel, Cheyenne

Shin, Kiae

Ekelman, John

Lewis, Derek

CONTEST

 

Welding

Automotive Service Technology

Culinary Arts

Job Skill Demonstration A

Commercial Baking

Crime Scene Investigation

Criminal Justice

Digital Cinema Production

Photography

Electronics Technology

Aviation Maintenance Technology

Crime Scene Investigation

Digital Cinema Production

Cosmetology 

Crime Scene Investigation

Architectural Drafting

Technical Drafting

Job Interview

SCHOOL

Houston High School 

Hutchison High School

Kenal Central High School

King Career Center

King Career Center

King Career Center

King Career Center

King Career Center

King Career Center

King Career Center

King Career Center

King Career Center

King Career Center

King Career Center

King Career Center

Kodiak High School

MatSu Career and Technical High School

Soldotna High School

Highlights

If you would like to see more pictures find us on Facebook as Alaska Skills USA or click HERE.

Congratulations to this years medalist!

Congratulations to Zion Bennett and Audrey Densmore for both placing third in their competitions. Zion (pictured on the right) competed in Job Skill Demonstration A. And Audrey (pictured on the left) competed in Commercial Baking. We are proud of you and everyone else who worked hard to get to nationals this year. Keep up the good work.

Mike Rowe Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the two students from Alaska for receiving the only Mike Rowe travel scholarship. 

2017 Nationals Conference

National Skills USA has officially started! There are 36 students from around the state that have worked hard to get to this point. Wish them luck as they get ready to compete this Thursday. There are lots of events planed for your week in Louisville, KY including the opening ceremony on Tuesday night, a night of fun at Kentucky Kingdom amusement park and Hurricane Bay water park, and much more. Mike Rowe, known for his work on Somebodies Gotta Do It and Dirty Jobs, will also make an appearance at the convention center and give a presentation at either the opening or closing ceremony. For a more detailed schedule, refer to the NSLC 2017 Program

This Years Contestants

NAME

Ah Ching, Queen

Bass, Tim

Bohac, Tim

Bundick-Kelly, Brianna

Cronquist, Matthew

DeArmond, Andrew

Farrar, Trevor

Genao, Marcos

Holzinger, Lauren

Johnson, Michael

Lamont-Elison, Elijah

Lecours, Robert

Lewis, Derek

McAnally, Joseph

Odsather, Ryan

Perino, Edyn

Robang, Jocella

Sewell, Joseph

Shia, Kiea

Tester, Ryan

CONTEST

 

Crime Scene Investigation

Welding

Cabinetmaking

Pin Design

Culinary Arts

Technical Drafting

Job Skill Demonstration Open

Electrical Construction Wiring

Commercial Baking

Digital Cinema Production

Photography

Crime Scene Investigation

Voting Delegate and Leverage Training

Automotive Service Technology

Criminal Justice

Crime Scene Investigation

Job Interview

Aviation Maintenance Technology

Architectural Drafting

Digital Cinema Production 

SCHOOL

King Career Center 
Colony High School

Kodiak High School

King Career Center 
King Career Center 
Wasilla High School

King Career Center 

King Career Center 
King Career Center 
King Career Center 
King Career Center 
King Career Center 

Soldotna High School

Wasilla High School
King Career Center 
King Career Center 
Kodiak High School

King Career Center 
Kodiak High School

King Career Center 

Mike Rowe Scholarship Lunch-In

Congratulations to Derek Lewis for receiving the only Mike Rowe travel scholarship in the state of Alaska. 

Highlights
World Skills

At opening ceremony, the WorldSkills USA team was introduced. Part of the team is Jorydn Baker, the winner of the 2016 Commercial Baking competition. Jordan graduated from King Career Center in Anchorage, Alaska before competing in Skills USA. Her advisor who helped her reach this point, is Kellie Puff who has been bringing students to nationals for five years. Jordyn is now attending the Culinary Institute of America in St. Helena California. On October 14, 2017, the WorldSkills team will be heading to Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, to compete to become one of the top in the world. Wish Jordyn and the rest of the WorldSkills USA team luck for this amazing opportunity. Jordyn meet up with some of the Alaska delegates to catch up and give some advice to this years Commercial Baking contestant. 

2016 Nationals Conference

National Skills USA has officially ended. Alaska received gold medals in both firefighting and commercial baking. The last time that anyone from Alaska earned a gold medal was a very long time ago. And this year we received two. Some of the competitions were scored in the littlest things because so many people got right around the same score. This means that the difference in points between first and last place, could be just a few points. Below are the placements and percentages of all Alaska Skills students.
 

This Years Contestants

NAME

Allison, Kelsey  

Anger, Mecall  

Armstrong, Tallon

Arnes, Amelia  

Baker, Jordyn

Barbin, Thomas

Bernardy, John  

Chapin, Keegan 

DeArmond, Andrew

Enriquez, Daerique

Filewwellin, Naomy

Flotre, Gunnar

Gergilevich, Stephen

Gilland, Austin

Hatcher, Rebeka

Holzinger, Lawren

Johnson, Donovan

Jones, Ashley

Lewis, Michael

Morse, Brynn

Nquyen, Serena

Palmer, Zoey

Richardson, Rachel

Walters, Savannah

Wolcott, John

CONTEST

 

Crime Scene Investigation

Carpentry

Job Skill Demo Open

Action Skills

Commercial Baking

Technical Drafting

Aviation Maintenance Technology

Automotive Service Technology

Related Technical Math

Photography

Crime Scene Investigation

Criminal Justice

Welding

Architectural Drafting

Cosmetology

State Pin Design

Electricall Construction Wiring

Restraunt Service

Prepared Speech

Digital Cinema Production

Culinary

Digital Cinema Production

Extemporaneous Speaking

Crime Scene Investigation

Firefighting

SCHOOL

King Career Center

King Career Center

King Career Center

King Career Center

King Career Center

Wasilla High School

King Career Center

Hutchison High School

Wasilla High School

King Career Center

King Career Center

King Career Center

Colony High School

Colony High School

King Career Center

King Career Center

King Career Center

Soldotna High School

Soldotna High School

King Career Center

King Career Center

King Career Center

King Career Center

King Career Center

King Career Center

Mike Rowe Scholarship Lunch-In

The following students  have received the Mike Rowe travel  scholarship and were invited to a lunch-in to congratulate them: Keegan Chapin, Stephan Gergilevich, Austin Gilland, Ashley Jones, and Serena Nguyen.
 

2016 Program for National Conference

If you would like to look over the 2016 NSLC program prior to attending the conference, you can either look on the Skills USA website under the events and training tab there is a national leadership and Skills Conference. There is also a PDF attachment below.   

2015 Nationals Conference

This Years Contestants

NAME

Avery, Shaiana          

Bernardy, John          

Bolton, Preston        

Cloyd, James              

Daniels, Emma          

Dillow, Benjamin     

German, Emma         

Henkel, Tyrel              

Jenkins, Jana             

Maggard, Denali       

McKoy, Catherine   

McLean, Isabella      

Morton, Leah             

Ralston, Alyssa        

Sherbahn, James     

Wright, Peyton         

Lewis, Michael          

CONTEST

 

Crime Scene Investigation

Aviation Maintenance Tech.

Electrical Construction Wiring

Television Video Production

Television Video Production

Welding 

Technical Drafting 

Diesel Equipment Tech.

Power Equipment Tech.

Automotive Service Tech. 

Criminal Justice

Crime Scene Investigation

Commercial Baking 

Crime Scene Investigation 

Photography

Carpentry

Prepared Speech

SCHOOL

King Career center

King Career center

King Career center

Hutchison High 

Hutchison High 

Colony High 

Colony High 

UAA 

Colony High 

Hutchison High 

King Career center

King Career center

King Career center

King Career center

King Career center

King Career center

Soldotna High 

SkillsUSA Alaska

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