Training Opportunities

Teacher and Advisor Professional Development

Academy of Excellence in CTE and SkillsUSA University

The Academy of Excellence is a body of several professional development opportunities available to NLSC registrants June 20-22. Key skill development for teachers and advisors are the focus of all of these professional development opportunities: chapter management, Career Essentials teacher certification, CTE program planning, classroom management, new advisor tools and more! All of the Academy of Excellence sessions are available with your NLSC registration.

Learn more about Academy of Excellence.

Learn more about SkillsUSA University.

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Elevate your Professional Development experience at the NLSC Advisor Summit, a one-of-a-kind event running concurrently with the National Leadership & Skills Conference. Immerse yourself in a world of exclusive learning opportunities, including the prestigious Academy of Excellence and SkillsUSA University.

Learn more about the NLSC Advisor Summit.


Engage is a professional development conference that assists teachers and SkillsUSA advisors in elevating their teaching skills to new levels. Experiential sessions connect educators with classroom and chapter knowledge to begin planning for their upcoming school year. Teacher lesson plans and chapter activities will be more engaging and intentional than ever after this conference.

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Student Training Opportunities


Activate is a two-and-a-half-day, high-energy leadership conference that is open to all middle school and high school SkillsUSA student leaders. The conference focuses on developing the following SkillsUSA Framework skills for use in achieving the local program of work: Leadership, Service Orientation and Planning, and Organization and Management. Activate is open to members looking to take their leadership to the next level.

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Leverage is a two-and-a-half day, intensive leadership conference for SkillsUSA state officers. The conference focuses on developing the following SkillsUSA Framework skills in preparation of their year of service: Leadership, Teamwork, Communication, and Job-Specific Skills. At Leverage, state officers establish their role within their respective team, learn how to communicate effectively on behalf of SkillsUSA and dig deeper into the role of state officer.

Learn more about Leverage.