Here are the Numbers
307,052. That’s the final membership number for this year and the largest annual membership in SkillsUSA history! That’s due in large part due to the support of our state association directors, board and supporters, and it says a lot about your leadership and faith in the organization.
9,354 is today’s registration total for the national conference. That exceeds last year’s registration of 9,225.
5,408 is the contestant count. Last year’s count was 5,243.
83 seminars and workshops will be held during the SkillsUSA University in Kansas City. That’s 16 more than last year.
143 is the number of TECHSPO exhibitors and 18 of them are new. The number of exhibitors is down slightly from last year, but in this economy, I believe staying within 20 of last year’s exhibitors is quite an accomplishment.
18 states have already signed up for Officer 101/201 taking place before conference, and we’ll have 15 recipients of the President’s Volunteer Service Award presented during conference.
44. May 8 was the big 44th birthday for SkillsUSA. We celebrated the birthday and the membership numbers during a staff luncheon here at the national center. At the same time, we hope lots of chapters were celebrating with the National Week of Service in their communities.