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2011 NLSC Parking Information

May 13th, 2011

Parking passes for Municipal Auditorium Garage and Cathedral Parking Garage for conference week will be sold on-site only. The cost will be $50 for Municipal and $40 for Cathedral. Passes will be on sale in Lobby 2100 (north side of 13th Street), just outside the SkillsUSA Conference headquarters on the following days and times:

Sunday, June 19, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Monday, June 20, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard and American Express are also accepted. A map of the immediate downtown area with other parking options will be provided. State association directors will receive one complimentary parking pass in their packets.

Please refer to the following link for more information:

Official Competition Clothing

May 13th, 2011

All SkillsUSA Championships competition clothing should be purchased through SkillsUSA’s officially licensed merchandiser, E Group, Inc. Carhartt, a longstanding Official Sponsor of SkillsUSA, supplies some of the official competition clothing to E Group. Blaklader, a new Official Sponsor, does not supply E Group.

SkillsUSA constituencies are invited to purchase work wear directly from Blaklader for personal or professional use, but Blaklader work clothing is not approved for use in the national SkillsUSA Championships. Official competition clothing can be purchased at: If E Group doesn’t offer some item of official competition clothing required by some contests (e.g. plain black slacks, culinary tunics), such items may be purchased from non-E Group sources, but must comply with clothing rules set forth in the Technical Standards 2011-2012 or in the contest updates (, if cited.

Students Who Register to Give Blood at NLSC Are Entered Into a Drawing for a Free iPad

May 13th, 2011

This year, there will be two blood drives as part of the National Leadership and Skills Conference. Both drives will be sponsored by the Kansas City Community Blood Center and will be held:

  • Monday, June 20, in Bartle Hall, Room 2101 – 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Friday, June 24, Bartle Hall, Room 2105 – 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The Kansas City Community Blood Center hopes it will receive donations of at least 25 pints of blood from each drive. Blood collected will be used in the Kansas City community, and they are very much in need of donations. At last year’s blood drive, 43 donors registered and 29 pints were collected. There were 36 first-time donors.

Please try to take the time during one of these days to stop by when you can, and participate in this worthy cause and help save a life. Appointments can be made ahead of time at. and enter sponsor code “SkillsUSA.” All students who register to give blood May 9 to August 13 are entered into a drawing to win a free iPad.

Note: Donors must weigh no less than 115 lbs and must be at least 17 years of age (or a donor can be 16 years of age with written parental permission).

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