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August 2018

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SkillsUSA's New Website Launch

SkillsUSA Tennessee has received the ultimate #MAKEOVER! Head on over to the new website now to check out our new look! Several Tennessee chapters, members, and advisors are featured throughout the site, so let us know if you see yourselves!‬

Fall Leadership at Camp Widjiwagan

The SkillsUSA Tennessee and Tennessee TSA state officer teams are planning a fun weekend of leadership development and team building activities for your local chapter officers and members! Registration is now open.
Date: Sept. 6-9
Location: Camp Widjiwagan
3088 Smith Springs Road
Antioch, Tennessee 37013
Advisor PD: Sessions will be led by career cluster program managers!
Registration Fee: $175.00 per person
(includes lodging for three nights, camp activities, and meals from dinner on Thursday through breakfast Friday morning)
Registration Window: Aug. 1-25
(Registration will close on Aug. 25 at 5 p.m. CDT.)
Payment Information: All payments are due by Friday, Aug. 31.
Checks should be made payable to SkillsUSA Tennessee.
Please include a copy of the invoice with your chapter’s check, along with SkillsUSA-3000 in the check’s memo line.
Payment Mailing Address
SkillsUSA Tennessee
710 James Robertson Parkway
Andrew Johnson Tower, 11th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243 

Save the Date

Mark your calendars for your regional 2018 Fall Leadership Conference this September. Registration will open Aug. 27.
  • Sept. 24: Middle Tennessee FLC - Wilson County Exposition Center, 945 E Baddour Pkwy, Lebanon, TN 37087 
  • Sept. 26: West Tennessee FLC - Cook Convention Center, Cannon Center 255 N Main St, Memphis, TN 38103
  • Sept. 28: East Tennessee FLC - Knoxville Convention Center, 701 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902

Retrieving Scores from National Championships

In order to retrieve your students’ scores after the state championship, please follow the procedure outlined below:
  • Visit
  • Select: 2018 National Leadership and Skills Conference.
  • Select the appropriate contest.
  • Enter the contestant number (the badge number given at the conference).
  • Enter the birthdate you entered when registering the student.
  • Click "View Scores."

2019 SkillsUSA Theme

The SkillsUSA competition theme for 2019 is: 
SkillsUSA: Champions at Work, Career Ready Starts Here
The topic is to be addressed by contestants in the Chapter Display, Prepared Speech, Promotional Bulletin Board, and state-level Digital Cinema Production competitions. Students in these contests should expand upon how our theme addresses the SkillsUSA national program of work in the area of professional development.

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines 

  • Aug. 1-25: Leadership Camp Retreat Registration Period
  • Sept. 6-9: Leadership Camp Retreat, Antioch
  • Sept. 22-26: Washington Leadership Training Institute
  • Sept. 24: Middle TN Fall Leadership Conference, Lebanon
  • Sept. 26:  West TN Fall Leadership Conference, Memphis
  • Sept. 28: East TN Fall Leadership Conference, Knoxville
  • Feb. 6: Middle TN Regional Championship | Nashville, TN
  • Feb. 7: Midwest TN Regional Championship | Paris, TN
  • Feb. 15: West TN Regional Championship | Memphis, TN
  • Feb. 19: Upper East TN Regional Championship | Blountville, TN
  • Feb. 20: East TN Regional Championship | Knoxville, TN
  • March 31-April 3: SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference
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