The 2021 Washington Leadership Training Institute (WLTI) will be held Sept. 18-22 at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center in Alexandria, Va. As of now, the Capitol Hill is closed to constituent visits, but we are hopeful that by September they will be permitted. Either way, the students and advisors attending WLTI will have time to visit with their senators and representatives in-person on Capitol Hill or virtually from the hotel on Sept. 21 between 9:45 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. (If in-person, buses will depart at 2:50 p.m.). Appointments to visit senators and representatives must be scheduled early, so please request congressional appointments now. To make this process easy, SkillsUSA has a customizable letter of invitation on the SkillsUSA advocacy webpage so you can email appointment requests. As a follow-up, call the office’s scheduler to confirm your appointment two weeks in advance. To email your appointment letter of request letter to Congress, go to: www.congressweb.com/susa/#/. To locate contact information for your U.S. Senators or U.S. Representatives, go to: www.congressweb.com/susa/#/legislators.
$800 scholarships are available for the Washington Leadership Training Institute.