State Leadership and Skills Conference Overview 

Welcome to the In Person State Conference

We are thrilled to be back IN PERSON for the SkillsUSA Georgia State Leadership & Skills Conference (Championships). While we are meeting in person the health and safety of our attendees remains our top priority. 

Mask Policy 

In order to host a safe in person event all conference attendees (and volunteers) will be required to wear a mask at all times during the conference. This includes official contests, general sessions, workshops and also while walking around at various conference buildings. Failure to comply will result in chapter disqualification from SkillsUSA Georgia Championships and will be asked to leave the conference. 

Dates and Deadlines 

January 5, 2022: Registration Opens

January 12, 2022: State Officer Application Due

February 1, 2022: Advisor of the Year Deadline 

February 1, 2022: Chapter of Recruitment Challenge Application Deadline

February 1, 2022: Registration Deadline

February 1, 2022: Hotel Planner Deadline

February 1, 2022: Transportation Form Due

February 1, 2022: Assurance Form Due

February 1, 2022: CEP Application Deadline (Level 1 & 2) 

February 1, 2022: Proctor Forms Due to SkillsUSA Georgia Office 

February 3, 2022: Advisors will receive SkillsUSA Georgia Official Invoice via QuickBooks System

February 7 - 11, 2022: PDP and Contest Testing

February 18, 2022: Payment due to State Office. Failure to prepay results in inability to compete.

Registration

Registration Fee: $75.00 per registrant

Chapter Fee: $50.00 per chapter

Registration includes a Friday night dinner per registered participant and a conference t-shirt, along with other Conference experiences and consumables. Due to supply chain issues and inflation you may notice some small changes in regards to what you are used to seeing (i.e. sing) and/or consuming (i.e. swag) at SLSC. 

CareerExpo Update 

After careful consideration, and in the interest of keeping our students and all guests safe, SkillsUSA Georgia & the Construction Education of Georgia (CEFGA) has made the difficult decision to postpone our annual CareerExpo event (not the SkillsUSA Championships). The CareerExpo is designed as an indoor, hands-on, interactive event, usually attended by thousands of SkillsUSA members, middle and high school students, and adults outside of SkillsUSA attendees. But in our current environment there are still too many variables and challenges related to COVID-19 to ensure the safety of our guests.

Observer Policy

As organizers, we are excited about getting back to the Georgia World Congress Center and hosting a limited number of students and teachers at the SkillsUSA Georgia’s State Leadership and Skills Conference. No student observers will be allowed to register this year for SLSC. We also view this as a first step back to the full SkillsUSA State Championships and CareerExpo that we’ve all grown to love over the years. Our goal and our hope is that we will be back to our full event in 2023. We appreciate your continued support and understanding.

Who to Contact 

All of SkillsUSA Georgia's phone calls and email inquiries about the conference, registration , contests, etc. should be sent to SkillsUSA Customer Care. Please add their contact information:

Email: customercare@skillsusa.org

Call: 844-875-4557

Region Update 

Great news! This year the top three winners in each contest from each region will advance to the State Leadership and Skills Conference! This was made possible by all SkillsUSA Georgia contest partners. 

Hotel Update 

All SkillsUSA Georgia participants are required to stay at the conference hotel(s). Commuting is an option for chapters within 25 miles of the Georgia World Congress Center. If your chapter plans to commute you must complete the commuting documentation found here. 

Omni Atlanta Hotel Details 

$185 per night + $5 room tax (non exempt) 

Westin Peachtree Plaza Details 

$175 per night + $5 room tax (non exempt) 

Professional Development Test 

Online PD test and contest testing: The test will be available February 7th through February 11th. More testing details will be published on January 5th on the SLSC website. Every chapter is required to submit a proctor form by February 1st. Click here for proctor form (COMING SOON)

Conference Information 

All conference information can be found on the State Leadership and Skills Conference page. New to our SLSC website is our Championships Lookup Tool! All contest information can be found here. We hope that this new experience enables an easy user experience. 

Contest Reminders 

  1. Only one registered competitor per contest per school unless otherwise noted.

  2. Click here to learn how to access the SkillsUSA Technical Standards (via SkillsUSA Absorb). Teachers who are registered professional members have access to the Technical Standards. 

  3. Tech Standards for Georgia Only contests can be found here

  4. Contest updates will be posted on this website

EPIC Leadership Workshops 

Epic Leadership Workshops will be on Friday afternoon for participants who are not competing during this time. Attendees could include contestants that competed on Thursday, early morning competitors, or voting delegates. More details to come!

 

State Officer Candidates 

Do you have an outstanding student leader in your chapter? Please encourage them to consider running for State Office! Click here to view the state officer application. State Applications are due January 12. Please note, SkillsUSA Advisor can receive Extended Day POW credit for having a state officer. 

 

Voting Delegates 

 Please help us secure your chapter's voting delegates. Each chapter earns a specific number of voting delegates per their membership. To see how many voting delegates your chapter is eligible for click here. A member could attend SLSC as a voting delegate and non competitor. There will be leadership workshops (EPIC training as indicated above) for the students to participate in on Friday afternoon in addition to their voting delegate duties. 

Chapter Excellence Program 

Don't forget about completing your chapter's CEP application. If you are an advisor receiving Extended Day funds, this is REQUIRED for your chapter to complete Level 1 of CEP. To learn more about CEP click here