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Save the Date: 2013 National Leadership and Skills Conference

November 30th, 2012

SkillsUSA’s National Leadership and Skills Conference will be returning to its usual schedule in 2013. The conference dates were skewed by a couple days this past June in connection with Kansas City hosting the Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game.

The NLSC 2013 schedule will be as follows: 49th NLSC – Kansas City, Mo – June 24-28, 2013.

So, the 2013 NLSC schedule will be from Monday to Friday. This means the Opening Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, June 26, the SkillsUSA Championships will be held Wednesday and -Thursday, June 26-27, and the Awards Ceremony will be held Friday, June 28.

For the complete NLSC 2013 condensed agenda, go to:

Workforce Ready System Updates

November 30th, 2012

SkillsUSA offers 47 technical and employability assessments in 11 cluster areas including four co-branded assessments with ASE/AYES and five co-branded assessments with PrintED/GAERF. Fall orders are up 173 percent compared to last year’s usage during the same time period. More users are taking advantage of pre and post testing for program improvement.

System Enhancements:

Recent updates to the ordering website will make adding to existing orders easier and will allow users to review previous orders online.

Training Webinars

The training webinars for instructors and administrators offered in November were well received. To view the archived presentations, go to:

For information on our assessments visit the Work Force Ready System website: or contact Patty Duncan at 703-737-0633, Ext. 1, email

SkillsUSA Store Update

November 30th, 2012

Here is a note from Steve Korker at the SkillsUSA Store

Add some color and fun to these grey winter days with terrific new products from the SkillsUSA Store.

The 2012 – 2013 apparel line features hot new SkillsUSA branded outerwear and dress apparel, and a wide range of colors for cotton and performance polos for both men and women.

Our updated gifts and accessories category includes an exciting new Tech Collection, along with an expanded selection of drinkwear, bags, and school and office products.  From our Under $5.00 products to our Executive Collection, we truly have something to fit everyone’s budget.

And we are of course here to help you and your team gear up for competitions. The SkillsUSA Store is proud to be your official supplier for SkillsUSA blazers, wind jackets, ties, competition work uniforms, chapter supplies, pins, patches, medallions, and everything you need to succeed!  We are located at and are available 24/7 to serve your product needs.

If you are looking for a way to recognize a great team, say thank you to someone special, reward a champion, or simply to immortalize a moment in time, we have developed an amazing new resource to help, the new SkillsUSA Awards Webstore. Here you’ll find a great selection of plaques and framed awards that you can customize with personalization and great SkillsUSA images right from our gallery.  Or even better, upload your own photo to create an amazing piece that can never be duplicated!  Don’t let special memories slip away, let the SkillsUSA Awards Webstore help you keep them forever.  Visit today at:

Lastly, please remember that the SkillsUSA Store team is your merchandising resource. We are here to help you with product ideas and SkillsUSA custom product orders for your school or office.  Please contact Heather Williams, SkillsUSA Account Manager, at or 703-674-5430 for assistance anytime.

From all of us at the SkillsUSA Store, have a wonderful Holiday Season and a very Happy New Year!

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