NLSC Information You’ll Need to Know
Dress Code for Award Winners to Be Strictly Enforced
Photos of medalists and industry supporters are used in trade and SkillsUSA publications. It’s important that all members demonstrate their professionalism by looking the part. Therefore, the national board of directors has ruled that all contestants receiving medals at the Awards Ceremony must be dressed in official SkillsUSA attire or SkillsUSA Championships work clothing.
Please leave behind any cameras, purses, hats, blinking lights, flags, glow sticks or any other conference regalia. If you bring these types of items to the stage, you will be asked to remove them, and we cannot guarantee their return.
Download the Conference App and PDF of the NLSC Program
In keeping with these digital times, there will no longer be a separate printed conference program for the national conference in Louisville. All attendees should download the official conference mobile app. The app includes the entire conference program including contestant schedules; trade show information and exhibitor lists; Opening and Awards ceremonies information; news about special events and entertainment; participant tracks; attendee bus shuttle schedules; messaging/alert features and search functions. The app can be downloaded by searching “2019 SkillsUSA NLSC” in the Google Play or Apple App stores, and the QR code will be in the printed Awards and Recognition book and on signs at Kentucky Exposition Center.
A condensed version of the NLSC program will be included in the printed Awards and Recognition book, available on site. There is also a PDF of this program now available on the SkillsUSA website.
SkillsUSA Championships Clothing and Tools App Updated
SkillsUSA has updated the “SkillsUSA: Clothing and Tools” app for the 2019 SkillsUSA Championships. For each contest, the app includes an overview, eligibility and clothing requirements, and safety guidelines. It also lists the tools, equipment or materials that contestants must provide. The app is free for students, instructors and SkillsUSA business partners and is available in both the Apple Store: http://apple.co/2dtlb8d and the Google Play Store: http://bit.ly/2e5fRec. The app was created and sponsored by Pearson (www.pearsoned.com).
Note: This student resource that does not replace the SkillsUSA Championships Technical Standards. The app connects users to SkillsUSA’s membership site, where educators must join as professional members to receive the full book at no charge.
Awards Ceremony Passes Only Available in Advance and Online
Extra tickets for the awards ceremony on Friday, June 28, may only be purchased in advance and online this year. No passes will be sold on-site at the conference.
You must have a conference name badge or a ticket to enter the awards ceremony, and no on-site ticket sales will be available. Tickets are $10 each, plus a service fee, and a credit card is required. Buyers can download their admission ticket onto smartphones or print out a paper ticket to show at the entrance to Freedom Hall. The number of awards ceremony tickets available is limited due to seating availability at Freedom Hall. Additionally, there are parking fees at the entrance of the Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC). Tickets are selling quickly, so alert your parents and other supporters of this new policy so they buy Awards Ceremony tickets in advance.
To buy Awards Ceremony tickets, go to: http://bit.ly/NLSC19Awards
For information about KEC parking, go to: www.skillsusa.org/events-training/national-leadership-and-skills-conference/registration-and-logistics/parking/
SkillsUSA Shoe Drive Saves Lives Through Clean Water
Did you know that more than 685 million people lack access to clean drinking water? SkillsUSA is once again partnering with internationally recognized nonprofit WaterStep to help save lives through safe water. WaterStep collects and sells gently-used shoes to fund water projects around the world.
SkillsUSA encourages each student and advisor coming to Louisville to bring just one pair of shoes to conference to donate to this worthy cause. Let’s step up our global influence at the National Leadership and Skills Conference June 24-28 in Louisville and help eliminate unsafe drinking water. Please pass this request along to your delegation.
5-28-2019 - Friday Flash
Download the Conference App and PDF of the NLSC Program
In keeping with these digital times, there will no longer be a separate printed conference program for the national conference in Louisville. All attendees should download the official conference mobile app. The app includes the entire conference program including contestant schedules, trade show information and exhibitor list, general session information, special events, entertainment, participant tracks, attendee bus shuttle schedules, messaging/alert features and search features. The app can be downloaded by searching “2019 SkillsUSA NLSC,” and the QR code will be in the printed Awards and Recognition book and on signs at Kentucky Exposition Center.
A condensed version of the NLSC program will be included in the printed Awards and Recognition book, available on site. In addition, there will be a PDF of this program available for download from our SkillsUSA website by June 1.
5-17-2019 Friday Flash
Harbor Freight Prize Recognizes Outstanding Skilled Trades Teachers
The Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence recognizes outstanding skilled trades teachers and programs in public high schools in the United States. Like the skilled trades, the prize application and process require hard work, time, focus and a commitment to excellence.
Harbor Freight defines an excellent program as one led by a teacher:
- Who clearly loves the subject matter and is both highly knowledgeable and skilled
- Implementing a curriculum matched to a relevant career pathway and future work choices, one designed to flow seamlessly into next-step options, whether to employment or college
- Encouraging exploration and experimentation among students in a safe environment
- Connecting students to new relationships and experiences outside the classroom
In 2019, Harbor Freight will award over $1 million in prizes overall. There will be three first-place prize awards of $100,000, with $70,000 going to the public high-school skilled trades program and $30,000 going to the eligible individual skilled trades teacher or teacher teams behind the winning application. Fifteen second-place winners will each be awarded $50,000, with $35,000 to the public high school program and $15,000 to the eligible teacher or teacher team. Applicants whose school, district or state policy prohibits receipt of the individual portion of prize earnings may still apply.
And there are other winners: your community. By celebrating the best in skilled trades education, Harbor Freight intend to show there are many ways to use your head and hands, and many promising paths to success in life in addition to attending a four-year college.
Application deadline is Monday, June 17, 2019, at 5 p.m. (Pacific time). For full details, visit: https://hftforschoolsprize.org/the-prize
If you have any questions, please contact Harbor Freight at 424-363-1783.