News Release

July 30, 2018


Students and advisors from around the country, including 255 from Nebraska, attended the 54th National Leadership and Skills Conference, sponsored by SkillsUSA, June 25 – 29 in Louisville, KY. More than 6,500 students, from 52 states and territories, competed in 102 occupational and leadership skill areas during the SkillsUSA Championships June 26 – 28.  SkillsUSA programs help to establish industry standards for job skill training in the classroom. Nebraska came home with 17 medallions and 91 Skill Point Certificates, representing completion of required skill competencies in their respective competition. Nebraska students placed in the Top 10 in 42 competitions.

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry representatives working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce and helps each student to excel.  SkillsUSA is a national student organization that serves trade, industrial, technical, and health occupation students in high schools and college/technical schools. The career and technical student organization provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship, and character development while building and reinforcing self-confidence, work attitudes, and communication skills.  The association emphasizes total quality at work, high ethical standards, superior work skills, life-long education, and pride in the dignity of work.  SkillsUSA also promotes understanding of the free enterprise system and involvement in community service activities.

Complete results for Nebraska students are in the SkillsUSA News Release.

David Jespersen
Public Information Officer, Nebraska Department of Education