National Leadership & Skills Conference

Congratulations to all competitors for a job well done at the 2015 National SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference.  Wisconsin was well represented in Louisville with a delegation.

You can also find your student scores by accessing this webpage – http://www.skillsusa-register.org/rpts/EventScoreDetails.aspx

Just for some perspective, below are a few highlights from the record setting week in Louisville.

  • The 2015 NLSC was our largest national conference in history
  • The SkillsUSA Championships had the largest number of competitors ever, with 6,106 entrants in 100 contests
  • More than 2,000 volunteers supported the SkillsUSA Championships including judges, technical committee and education team members
  • SkillsUSA awarded 1,125 gold, silver and bronze medallions, plus 175 other recognition awards during the conference
  • There were some dynamic general sessions and excellent speakers, including Cameron Ferguson of Caterpillar Inc. and Nicolas Pinchuk, CEO of Snap-on Inc., at the Opening Ceremony as well as Troy Dally of Lowe’s at the Awards Ceremony
  • Alcoa Foundation and the 2015 SkillsUSA World Team made a special appearance Wednesday at a reception on the contest floor and Friday night at the Awards Ceremony. The 19 members who head for Brazil in a few short weeks also participated in training while in Louisville
  • A total of 501 students participated in community service at eight sites around Louisville, bringing the total hours served this year to 101,800 and more than $200,000 raised for local charities. This completes the 50th- anniversary challenge to serve at least 50,000 hours — more than doubling the goal!

And for Wisconsin, below are a few highlights from the week.

  • We had a great delegation of about 130 attendees
  • We brought home gold medals in Related Technical Math (Waunakee) and Electronics Technology (Marshfield)
  • We brought home silver medal in the new middle school Team Engineering Challenge (Riverside Middle School)
  • We brought home bronze medal in Sheet Metal (Oconto Falls)
  • In total we had 15 teams/competitors rank in the top 15 in the nation, in their respective competitions
  • We had two outstanding and deserving members run for national office, with both representing Wisconsin like true leaders. And for the 2015-2016 school year, Wisconsin is proud to announce that Ashley G. (Kenosha) was successfully elected the Region 3 VP.

Thank you to all our chapters, advisors, students and chaperons for making Wisconsin proud.