Thursday, 16 June 2016 00:00

2017 Updates for Minnesota Competitors attending the
SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference

The Following Contests have UPDATES for the upcoming National Contest in Louisville, KY in June.  

Please read the LINKED DOCUMENTS that align with your student's contests and additional documents that are attached.  I have downloaded all documents to make it easier for you to locate these items as you help your student prepare for the National Leadership and Skills Conference. These items will be added to our Minnesota Website.


Dear SkillsUSA Advisors and Student Chapter members heading to the National SkillsUSA Conference next week in Louisville, KY:

I look forward to your arrival in Louisville, KY for the SkillsUSA National Conference. 
This is information that is ?
coming to you Electronically, and there will be a small letter that will come by mail this week.
The National Conference is just right around the corner. Your stay at Best Western Plus West I-64 in New Albany, Indiana begins in just a few days.

**  This email is being sent to only the Advisor so please forward this on to your Student competitor if you would.  Advisors please make sure that you check with your student to see that they have receive this mailing when your letter arrives in your mail box to your home address over the next few days.   All ITEMS WILL BE POSTED TO OUR WEBSITE for ALL STUDENT TO LINK to.

The Following items are attached for you to share with your students to  review before arriving next week in Louisville, KY and
New Albany, IN.   Please review all items.

  •     2017 Final NLSC Attendee Letter- Important to read
  •     NLSC Agenda for the Minnesota Delegation
  •     NLSC Official Program which includes all Contest Schedules, Meetings and Debriefings
  •     Professional Knowledge Study Guide & Test Key
  •     SkillsUSA University
  •     Bus Route Schedule for Bus #1 & #2
  •     Listing of Names for Transportation for 2017
  •     Contest UPDATES

The following Cell Phone Number:  612-460-8077 is a “NEW” number for the National Conference ONLY!   This phone number goes directly to your State Director, Ms. Jen Polz.   This Phone Number will be operational to receive both phone calls and text messaging and will be activated from June 12th till July 8th!

Finally, this trip next week is supposed to be an experience to remember for both the student and the advisors.
Relax, have fun and make the most of your time in Louisville.

IF your school has not yet PAID for National Conference Registration FEES they are DUE as well as Transportation FEES.
Many Schools have not submitted any Payment.    Please help the State Office by sending them in ASAP.

Safe Travels.   See you soon!

Ms. Jen Polz

"NEW" Clothing and Tools App

SkillsUSA and our partner Pearson have launched a SkillsUSA Championships app listing the clothing and tools required at the national level of competition. This is a great starter resource that does not replace the SkillsUSA Championships Technical Standards but connects users to SkillsUSA’s membership site, where educators can join as professional members to receive the full standards at no charge.

For each contest, the new “SkillsUSA: Clothing and Tools” app includes an overview, clothing requirements, and eligibility and safety guidelines, as well as lists the specific tools, equipment or materials that contestants need to provide. It is offered completely free of charge for students, instructors and SkillsUSA business partners.

The app is available now in both the Apple Store: and the Google Play Store:

Contest Updates

April 24th Informational Packet

Updates listed in the above packet are listed below.

Leadership Contests

Occupationally Related Contests

Skilled and Technical Contests

Event Files

    Résumé Requirement

    Don't forget that All competitors must create a one-page hard copy résumé and submit this to the technical committee chair at the contest orientation.  Failure to do so will result in a 10 point penalty. Competitors can bring a résumé to the contest on the day of competition however, the penalty will remain in effect.

    To ensure you and your students are prepared for the 2017 competitions, be sure you have reviewed the SkillsUSA Championships Technical Standards 2017-2018.

    Looking forward to seeing you and your students in Louisville, KY June 19-23, 2017.


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