National Leadership & Skills Conference (NLSC)

The Largest Gathering of America’s Future Skilled Workforce

NLSC Overview

SkillsUSA’s National Leadership & Skills Conference (NLSC) is the largest gathering of America’s future skilled workforce and the ultimate recognition of excellence in career and technical education. Held in Atlanta each June, the NLSC is a week-long celebration of the skilled trades and the accomplishments of career-ready leaders from across the United States. The event brings together more than 16,000 attendees, including students, instructors, industry partners, government officials, administrators and more. The highlight of the NLSC is the SkillsUSA Championships, where more than 6,000 state champions compete for national gold, silver and bronze medals in 115 skilled and leadership competitions.

Other highlights include the largest technical education trade show in the nation in SkillsUSA TECHSPO, an excitement-fueled Opening Session, transformative leadership training, insightful workshops and seminars, an impactful community service project to benefit city children and, to end the event, a tears-of-joy-inducing Awards Ceremony.

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Upcoming NLSC Dates

  • June 24-28, 2024 (Atlanta)
  • June 23-27, 2025 (Atlanta)
  • June 22-26, 2026 (Atlanta)