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Students to Compete at SkillsUSA National Leadership Conference

This week Utah SkillsUSA student members are in Kansas City, Missouri to compete against their peers in 98 hands-on skill and leadership SkillsUSA Championships competitions at the 49th SkillsUSA National Leadership Conference. Contests began locally, continued to state and then to the national level. More than 5,600 outstanding Career and Technical Education students, from across the nation who are all state winners, will compete in this event.

Contests are run with the help of industry, trade associations and labor organizations, and test competencies set by industry. The is a multi-million-dollar event that occupies a space equivalent to more than 16 football fields. Leadership contestants will demonstrate skills including extemporaneous speaking and conducting meetings by parliamentary procedure.

Over 15,000 students, teachers, education leaders, and representatives from more than 1,100 national corporations, trade associations, businesses and labor unions will participate in the event.

Join the conference by watching a live stream of the opening ceremony, competitive events, and the awards ceremony, beginning Wednesday, June 26.

> Opening Ceremony: Wednesday, June 26 at 6 p.m. CDT
> Competitive Events: Thursday, June 27 at 8 a.m. CDT
> Awards Ceremony: Friday, June 28 at 5 p.m. CDT

View: Conference Schedule

SkillsUSA: Champions at Work

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