SkillsUSA Meet the Employer

NLSC’s newest addition!


Want to recruit the nation’s best SkillsUSA students who are job-ready Day One? Have current job openings, internships or apprenticeships that you want to showcase? SkillsUSA Meet the Employer is your chance!

Over 6,000 skilled trades students attend the National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC) each year.

Date: Friday, June 29, 2018
Times: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Kentucky Exposition Center West Hall
Cost: $1,000 per partner
Deadline: May 31

What is included in the booth space?
Booth space in 8’x8′ increments. The booth registration fee includes pipe and drape and an exhibitor sign hung on the back of the booth. Unlike at most shows, (1) 6 ft. draped table and (2) folding chairs are also included per 8’×8′ booth purchased. Electricity is included in the cost of the booth. Each partner is limited to one Meet the Employer booth. Booth spaces will be assigned on June 1, 2018. Participants will be notified of their booth space location prior to the start of NLSC.

To apply to participate in the 2018 SkillsUSA Meet the Employer, please complete the form below. If the application is accepted, you will receive an invoice. Payment must be received in advance of NLSC. Questions or requests for more information about Meet the Employer should be directed to:

Amy Serafino
Corporate Development Officer, Business Partnerships and Development
703-737-0621 (Direct Dial)

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SkillsUSA Meet the Employer rules and regulations.


Want to practice your interview skills and gain insider information on industry? The new SkillsUSA Meet the Employer is your chance!

Meet the Employer takes place Friday, June 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in West Hall

 (see SkillsUSA Conference App for details)

As one of more than 6,000 skilled trades students attending the 2018 National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC), you’ll have a unique networking opportunity. This one-day event is your chance to demonstrate your personal skills and prove that you are job-ready Day One.

Meet the Employer allows SkillsUSA industry partners to meet, inform and interview hundreds of potential applicants. As you make connections with potential employers or mentors you should be prepared to discuss your talents, skills, experience and education. Company representatives may tell you about current job openings and their hiring processes, or provide general information about their industry. Often, these short interviews are for informational rather than hiring purposes. They are designed to give you more details about the company, and to give the company a glimpse of your ability to carry on a professional conversation. SkillsUSA partners will be in individual booths, ready to showcase their companies and talk to you about career paths, employment opportunities, internships and apprenticeships.

Why Attend?

Meet the Employer has the potential to squeeze a month’s worth of interviews into a single day. You’ll get multiple chances to firm up your handshake, make eye contact and talk about yourself. You’ll also get to practice answering spontaneous questions effectively.

Who Can Attend?

Meet the Employer is open to all registered 2017-18 SkillsUSA members and to all NLSC registered conference attendees.

What to Wear and What to Bring
  • Students are asked wear appropriate business attire (logo polo and slacks or skirt, SkillsUSA official attire or your choice of business attire)
  • Bring plenty of resumes and be prepared to talk about yourself
  • Bring a portfolio or folder so you have a place to gather pamphlets and fliers about companies, industry certifications or education and training availabilities
  • Bring a notepad and pen so you can take notes
  • No appointment is needed, students may attend anytime during the listed hours