Date: April 4, 2017
TO: SkillsUSA National Contestants, Advisors, CTE Directors and Parents
FROM: Richard Wittwer - SkillsUSA Utah State Director
SUBJECT: SKILLSUSA NATIONAL LEADERSHIP & SKILLS CONFERENCE
LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY, JUNE 19 - JUNE 24, 2017
INDIVIDUALS INVITED TO ATTEND THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION PROCEDURE:
*CHANGED FROM PREVIOUS YEARS! PLEASE READ!*
*CAN ONLY BE COMPLETED BY ADVISORS AND CTE ADMINISTRATORS* ON THE NATIONAL SKILLSUSA WEBSITE BY FRIDAY, APRIL 21ST, 2017.
4318 West 1275 South
Cedar City, Utah 84720
Students and participants will not be considered “registered” for the national conference
until the 4 Steps Above have been completed.
An NLSC Form 1 must be completed for every person attending the national conference, including family and friends who desire to be full participants at the conference. Form 1 can be found by:
FLIGHT & HOTEL ACCOMMODATION DEVIATIONS:
A ‘Deviation’ is considered a special request for different travel/hotel dates, times, and locations other than those provided by SkillsUSA Utah as part of our pre-booked Group Flight and Group Hotel Block.
DATES AND DEADLINES
Our only source of contact information for students, advisors, and administrators is the SkillsUSA National Website. If your Form 1 information is not complete or accurate, specifically phone numbers and email addresses, there is a very high probability that you will miss out on some valuable information that comes through the state director to the individual students and/or advisors. PLEASE make sure that the Form 1 information for both you and your students is complete, current and accurate.
*We will also be utilizing our State Website (http://www.utahskillsusa.org) as a form of communication. Please check it regularly.
NATIONAL CONFERENCE HOTEL
*DIFFERENT HOTEL THIS YEAR!*
HOTEL: Clarion Hotel Conference Center Louisville North
HOTEL ROOM ASSIGNMENTS:
NATIONAL CONFERENCE AIR TRAVEL
Our travel agent has completed the group air travel reservations for all SkillsUSA Utah participants traveling to the national conference. The actual flight assignments will be completed after all conference registration documents and payments have been received by FRIDAY, APRIL 21ST, 2017.
NATIONAL CONFERENCE COSTS BREAKDOWN
All inquiries concerning registration, housing, and travel must be directed to Richard Wittwer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 435-590-8386. (Email is preferred)
2017 NLSC CONTESTANT INSTRUCTIONS
2017-2018 Technical Standards:
All contestants and advisors must carefully study and understand the rules and regulations that pertain to your contest as shown in the Skills USA Championships Technical Standards for 2017-2018. If you don’t have access the 2017-2018 Technical Standards, they are available online through your advisor via his/her paid professional membership on the National Website.
All updates to the National Conference contests are posted on the national website: http://www.skillsusa.org.
FOLLOW-UP FOR VERIFICATION OF CONFERENCE INFORMATION
2017 SKILLSUSA NLSC BASIC SCHEDULE
Here is a very basic schedule for the week we are in Louisville. A detailed schedule will be provided as soon as it is available from the national office.
We are going to Louisville for one purpose: To provide the students an opportunity to test their skills at the highest level of national competition. We expect every student to prepare and perform at their maximum ability, and to avoid all distractions. We expect every advisor and guest to support the students in this effort. We will graciously accept the results, whatever they are. We expect nothing more. We demand nothing less!
Richard Wittwer has been teaching as an Automotive Technology instructor for 38 years, has been a SkillsUSA Utah Advisor for 33 years, and the State Director for 5 years.