SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference June 19-23, 2023
Maryland students who earned gold medals at the 2023 State Championship are eligible to represent Maryland at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC) in Atlanta, Georgia, June 19-24, 2023. The SkillsUSA “Team Maryland” delegation will be returning to the beautiful Atlanta Marriott Marquis, 265 Peachtree Center Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.
The NLSC is a five-day / five-night conference experience, arriving Monday morning or afternoon, June 19, 2023, and departing anytime Saturday, June 24, 2023.
The 2023 NLSC registration fee for Maryland participants is $320.00 per person. This fee includes both the National SkillsUSA conference registration cost and Maryland-specific extras including, T-shirt, trading pins, conference gifts, Monday evening Welcome Dinner and Orientation (7 pm) and Friday evening Maryland Awards Reception/Refreshments (immediately following National Awards Ceremony). The fee does not include housing or air and ground transportation to and from the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, GA.
New this year! To ensure accurate rooming/roommate selection and billing for advisors and students attending the national conference, advisors will assign and pay for rooms for their own chapter delegations. NLSC room rates at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis are $235.00 per room/per night. Students are assigned to double-double rooms, 2-4 per room (2 double beds). Adults only have the option of staying in single rooms (1 King bed).
Rooms are prioritized for registered students, advisors and instructors. Once all Maryland delegation members have secured rooms the remaining room block will be made available for friends and family members.
Participants should use the SkillsUSA Conference Management System (CMS) online platform to register – the same online system used for the 2023 State Championship. Follow this web link to login and get started: http://www.skillsusa-register.org/ Contact Dennis Peaton, SkillsUSA Maryland Conference Registration Manager, if you need additional online registration assistance. Dennis can be reached at email@example.com or 410-615-9338.
Online registration is now open and will close Friday, April 28, 2023, 11:59 p.m.
Important: contact State Director ASAP if any state gold medal winners are unable to attend the national conference so the opportunity can be extended to state silver medalists.
2022 NLSC Archives
SkillsUSA Maryland 2022 National Top Ten Champions
The following Maryland Career and Technical Education (CTE) students placed in the national top ten at the 59th Annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC), held for the first time in Atlanta, GA, June 20-25, 2022. Competing against 5,100 other state champions from all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, Maryland students brought home 15 national medals with half of the delegation placing in the top ten.
Julie Walsh: Carroll County Career and Technology Center – Carroll County
Ava Halsey: Calvert Career and Technology Academy – Calvert County
Christopher McCann: Cecil County School of Technology – Cecil County
Leyda Cadena: Frederick County Career and Technology Center – Frederick County
Ashlynn Kidwell: Carroll County Career and Technology Center – Carroll County
Brianna Melton: Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center – St. Mary’s County
Principles of Engineering Technology
Matthew Beck: Worcester Technical High School – Worcester County
Career Pathways – Business, Management and Technology
John Nelson, Eve Patel, Michael Smith: Washington County Technical High School – Washington County
Community Action Project
Chris Ryan, Alyssa Wieland: Severna Park High School – Anne Arundel County
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Tressa Pennington, Sarah Toth, Amanda Warehime: Carroll County Career and Technology Center – Carroll County
4th Place – Basic Healthcare Skills
Jordan Bunting: Calvert Career and Technology Academy – Calvert County
4th Place – Engineering Technology Design
Lilia Burkes, Fiona Hall, Brianna Rourke: Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center –
St. Mary’s County
4th Place – Nail Care
Zulema Esparza Omela: Thomas Edison High School of Technology – Montgomery County
5th Place – CNC Turning Specialist
Jonathan Lombardo: Parkside High School CTE – Wicomico County
5th Place – Digital Cinema Production
Hanna Sobieck, Tess Vaccarino: Carroll County Career and Technology Center – Carroll County
5th Place – Internetworking
Joseph Viands: Center of Applied Technology South – Anne Arundel County
5th Place – Pin Design
Cheyenne Durso-Hendricks: Carroll County Career and Technology Center – Carroll County
6th Place – American Spirit
Brianna Angelo, Jessica Beck, Miah Schwind: Worcester Technical High School – Worcester County
6th Place – Information Technology Services
Camille Van Erp: Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center – St. Mary’s County
7th Place – Cyber Security
Ritwik Dobriyal, Adam Lederer: Thomas Edison High School of Technology – Montgomery County
7th Place – Employment Application Process
Jacklyn Miller: Calvert Career and Technology Academy – Calvert County
7th Place – Quiz Bowl
Sophia Carpentier, Ishaan Chada, Blythe McCammon, Kelsey Njembu, James Olmsted, Nehemiah Strawberry, Yusra Umer: North Point High School for STI – Charles County
8th Place – CNC Milling Specialist
Andrew King: Parkside High School CTE – Wicomico County
8th Place – Dental Assisting
Paris Hester: Center of Applied Technology South – Anne Arundel County
8th Place – Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR)
Donald Haycraft: Frederick County Career and Technology Center – Frederick County
8th Place – Masonry
Jack Mueller: Carroll County Career and Technology Center – Carroll County
9th Place – Career Pathways – Industrial and Engineering Technology
Bradley Keriakos, Marshall Proctor, Seth Rape: Frederick County Career and Technology Center – Frederick County
9th Place – Commercial sUAS Drone Demonstration
Teddy Bates, Bella Heckathorn: Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center – St. Mary’s County
9th Place – Early Childhood Education
Ava Lewis: Washington County Technical High School – Washington County
10th Place – Computer Programming
Gabriel Alleyne: North Point High School for STI – Charles County
10th Place – Emergency Medical Technician Demonstration
Jenna Alberton, Brittney Bean: Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center – St. Mary’s County
10th Place – Opening and Closing Ceremonies
Khyla Boodoo, Alyssa Coriano, Sydney Henson, Reilly Miller, Ty Miller, Chioma Mortanya, Mylia Phipps: Severna Park High School – Anne Arundel County
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:
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.