Skip to main content

Read the Press Release from the SkillsUSA Tennessee State Leadership and Skills Conference Here!

SkillsUSA Tennessee is heading to Chattanooga, TN, April 16-19, 2023, for the annual State Leadership and Skills Conference (SLSC), a showcase of career and technical education students. More than 2,000 people — including students, teachers and business partners — are expected to participate in the event.

Throughout the Championships outstanding career and technical education students will compete in a variety of trade, technical and leadership fields. Students will work against the clock and each other, proving their expertise in occupations such as electronics, computer-aided drafting, precision machining, medical assisting and culinary arts. Contests are run with the help of industry, trade associations and labor organizations, and test competencies are set by industry. Leadership contestants will demonstrate skills including extemporaneous speaking and conducting meetings by parliamentary procedure.

The conference caps off with the Awards Ceremony, which takes place on Wednesday morning.

Conference Guide

Competition Descriptions

National Contest Updates

Click here to access the National Contest Updates. Please be aware of these Contest Updates as well as the State Contest Updates below.

State Contest Updates

SkillsUSA Championships Technical Standards

The SkillsUSA Championships Technical Standards is the official competition guide for the SkillsUSA Championships and is newly revised. It contains rules for all national events, including an overview, lists of technical skills and knowledge required, clothing requirements, eligibility, and equipment lists. It also lists the embedded academic skills in math, English and science. Rules for state and local events may vary from the national guidelines, but most competitive events are modeled after the national technical standards.

As a free member benefit, SkillsUSA professional members receive the SkillsUSA Championships Technical Standards when they have submitted a current and accurate email address with their membership details. The guide is available online to professional members as part of the paid membership. Visit: