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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.

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. Online sales begin June 3, but sign up now for a reminder alert. 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). Alert your parents and other supporters of this new policy so they buy Awards Ceremony tickets in advance.

To sign up for alerts or buy Awards Ceremony tickets, go to:

For information about KEC parking, go to: training/national-leadership- and-skills-conference/ registration-and-logistics/ parking/.

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:  and the Google Play Store: The app was created and sponsored by Pearson (

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.

NLSC Offers Two Entertainment Options for Attendees

Champions Night: Louisville Bats Game
On Wednesday, June 26, SkillsUSA Champions Night is moving to Louisville Slugger Field for a fun-filled night at the ballpark, where the Louisville Bats will take on the Toledo Mud Hens. There will be giveaways all evening, and SkillsUSA will be featured throughout the game.

Each paid attendee will receive an admission ticket with a $5 pre-loaded value to use at the gift shop or the concession stand, as well as a baseball hat. SkillsUSA attendees will have many opportunities to be involved in activities in between innings and to receive additional free items at random the entire night, including two free NASCAR tickets. Game time is at 7 p.m., and the event will be held rain or shine. Plan to arrive by 6:45 p.m. to hear SkillsUSA Vermont director Jane Donahue Davis sing the National Anthem, and watch SkillsUSA New Hampshire director Josh Brunk officially start the evening’s activities. There will also be free gifts from select inning sponsors.

Shuttle bus transportation to the stadium will begin approximately 5:30 p.m. and run until the close of the event. There will be no shuttle service available from all downtown hotels, since the event is within walking distance. Game tickets will be distributed to state SkillsUSA directors during scheduled registration appointments.

A SkillsUSA logo shirt, appropriate attire and the official conference name badge are required to enter. A donation of $1 is being asked of attendees at the entrance. This donation will be used to offset the cost of the new Champions Circle Amphitheater at the National Leadership Center in Leesburg, Va.

SkillsUSA Night Returns to Kentucky Kingdom

On Thursday, June 27, from 6 p.m.-10 p.m., join your SkillsUSA friends and colleagues at Kentucky Kingdom. Fun is required at this traditional night following the SkillsUSA Championships. The park is open only to SkillsUSA attendees.

Tickets for registered participants will be distributed by the state SkillsUSA director at each state’s delegation orientation meeting. Additional tickets will be on sale in the Kentucky Exposition Center’s North Wing Lobby for $20. Transportation is provided from state hotels through the close of the event. A SkillsUSA logo shirt, appropriate attire and the official conference name badge are required for admittance. A $1 donation at admission will support Feed Thy Neighbor, a Louisville program to help the homeless.