SkillsUSA Florida State Leadership and Skills Conference

April 14-17, 2024

1,500+ students and instructors
100+ competitions
100+ business and industry partners

The State Leadership and Skills Conference is the premier CTE event in the state of Florida. The top students in over 100 different skill and leadership competitions gather to compete against their peers for a chance to advance to the National Leadership and Skills Conference. These competitions allow students to hone their technical skills, connect with business and industry, and become skilled professionals, career-ready leaders, and responsible community members.

In addition to competitions, students are invited to participate in other conference activities to further their careers and connect them with potential future employers. During the Meet the Employer Career Fair, more than 50 local, state, and national companies are looking to recruit and hire students for immediate job openings. The CONNECTED Expo and Trade Show showcases business and industry partners and their products, services, and career opportunities. 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: March 4, 2024

HOTEL BOOKING DEADLINE: March 11, 2024

SCHOOL REGISTRATION PAYMENT DEADLINE: March 18, 2024

Students must be joined SkillsUSA members prior to February 1 to be eligible for competition.
Some regions have earlier membership deadlines; check with your Regional Coordinator for more information.

Check out the SLSC24 Conference Guide for more information!

 

 

CLICK HERE TO PAY YOUR INVOICE

Note: A 2.5% administrative fee is added to all credit card transactions.

 

 

Prepare for SLSC24 – Download the SLSC24 Conference Guide Here!
Interested in Volunteering as a Judge? Sign Up Here!

 

 

VIEW YOUR SCORES HERE

Students must have their contestant number
and date of birth to access individual scorecards.

Download the 2023 Medalist List Here!

Resources

SLSC24 Conference Guide
General Regulations and Inclusivity Statement
Sign up to Judge or Volunteer
Download the competition schedule
State Officer Program Guide and Application
Courtesy Corps Program Guide and Application
Glam Squad Application
Social Media Ambassadors Application
Code of Conduct Form – Students
Code of Conduct Form – Advisors
Contest Locations and Exam Requirements
Online Testing Policies and Information

Got Questions? We’ve Got Answers!

SLSC24 Orientation Meeting
Join us for a live, interactive virtual session to answer your questions about the 2024 SkillsUSA Florida State Leadership and Skills Conference. We will review the SLSC24 Conference Guide, registration process, hotel and logistical information, contest preparation, and more!

January 16 at 6 PM ET, or January 17 at 10 AM ET. The slide deck and recording will be posted to skillsusafl.org/resources by Friday, January 19. 

Sign up for SLSC24 Orientation to receive the Zoom link: https://form.jotform.com/231865211111140

Championships Orientation for Advisors
One advisor per chapter is required to attend a Championships Orientation for Advisors session to prepare for the competitions. During the session, we will review the procedures for contests and requirements for competition, as well as any changes to the schedule or programming for the event.

March 25 at 6 PM ET or March 26 at 10 AM ET. The slide deck and recording will be posted to skillsusafl.org/resources by Friday, March 29. 

Sign up for Championships Orientation for Advisors to receive the Zoom link: https://form.jotform.com/231865427695166

Lodging

The official conference hotel is the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront.

Additional room nights are available at the Doubletree Jacksonville Riverfront

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE ROOMS AT THE DOUBLETREE!

Schools must submit reservations using the official rooming list form. Please contact the state office for more information.

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE ROOMS AT THE HYATT!

Schools must submit reservations using the official rooming list form. Please contact the state office for more information.

Conference Schedule

Sunday, April 14, 2024

Opening Ceremony

2PM – 6PM 

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

Schools will pick up registration materials, including name badges, meal tickets, conference t-shirts, and more. One advisor per school should attend.

Opening Ceremony

7PM – 9PM

Florida Theatre

Join us for a high energy session to kick off the conference with state-level awards and recognitions, keynote speaker, and announcements

Monday, April 15, 2024

Contests

8AM – 4PM

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, Florida State College at Jacksonville, and Prime Osborn Convention Center

Doors open at 7AM
Transportation to offsite locations provided

CONNECTED Expo

8AM – 3PM

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

50+ business, industry and educational partners will showcase products, services, and career opportunities

Meet the Employer

5PM – 8PM

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

50+ local, regional and national employers, ready to check out your resume and get you hired! Come dressed for success and ready to interview!

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Contests

8AM – 3PM

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, Florida State College at Jacksonville, and Prime Osborn Convention Center

Doors open at 7AM
Transportation to offsite locations provided

CONNECTED Expo

8AM – 3PM

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

50+ business, industry and educational partners will showcase products, services, and career opportunities

Champions’ Night

6PM – 10PM

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

Dinner, music, activities to celebrate SkillsUSA competitors, and a special reception for our advisors with dessert, coffee, and door prizes

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Closing and Awards Ceremony

8:30AM – 12:00PM

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

Doors open at 7:30 AM. Session will be streamed via Facebook Live and other social media channels.

NLSC Orientation Meeting

Following Awards and Closing Ceremony

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

Students advancing to the National Leadership and Skills Conference are required to attend an orientation meeting immediately following the Awards Ceremony. 

Schools Travel Home

Following the Closing and Awards Ceremony, there is a mandatory meeting for all Gold medalists and their advisors to obtain registration information about the National Conference. Information regarding the national conference will also be distributed via the Tuesday Times prior to the state conference.

Check out previous State Leadership and Skills Conference photos!

CONFERENCE PHOTOS

 

 

NLSC24 INTENT TO ENTER FORM

Future Conference Dates

April 27-30, 2025

Jacksonville, FL

April 26-29, 2026

Jacksonville, FL

April 25-28, 2027

Jacksonville, FL