National Conference

SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference
June 20-25, 2022

The SkillsUSA Maryland delegation heads to Atlanta, GA, June 
20-25, 2022, for the 58th annual National Leadership and Skills
Conference (NLSC), a showcase of career and technical education
students. More than 16,000 people including students, teachers,
business and industry partners from across the country are expected to
participate in the weeklong event.

 SkillsUSA Maryland delegation members will be arriving in Atlanta Monday (am or pm) June 20, 2022, in time to attend a mandatory orientation meeting at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis hotel – meeting start time (tentatively 7 pm) and location in the hotel TBA. The Maryland delegation will be travelling home Saturday, June 25, 2022.

All 2022 State Championship Gold Medal winners will be joining the Maryland delegation competing at the NLSC.

The SkillsUSA Championships will be held on Wednesday and Thursday (June 22-23). More than 6,500 outstanding career and technical education students –– all state contest winners –– will compete hands-on in 108 different trade, technical and leadership fields. Students work against the clock and each other, proving their expertise in occupations such as electronics, computer-aided drafting, precision machining, medical assisting and culinary arts. Contests are planned and facilitated with the help of industry, trade associations and labor organizations, and test competencies are set by industry. Leadership contestants will demonstrate skills including extemporaneous speaking and conducting meetings by parliamentary procedure. The competitions will be open to the public.

Here’s some helpful information to learn more about the 2022 NLSC:

NLSC State Association Conference Guide

NLSC Condensed Conference Agenda

NLSC General Sessions (Opening, Recognition and Awards Ceremony)

NLSC Conference Attire

NLSC Official Conference Program

NLSC Delegate Program Guide

Professional Development Test

Students participating in SkillsUSA national competitions must complete a professional development (PD) online test before the NLSC. PD test scores are included in competition individual score totals and can (and will) help determine medal winners and top ten rankings.  Students are strongly encouraged to review the study guide and sample test in preparation for the NLSC PD test.

NEW 5/25/22 – NLSC SkillsUSA PD Test and Resume Upload Instructions

SkillsUSA PD Test Study Guide_2022

SkillsUSA PD Test – 50 Sample Questions