With over 100 competitions at the state level, a dedicated team of volunteers is required to make it all come together. Hundreds of hours go into planning the State Leadership and Skills Conference, and the Courtesy Corps Team is the boots on the ground to make sure contests are set up, materials and lunches are delivered, and that we provide the best experience possible for our members and stakeholders.
Participation in Courtesy Corps is ideal for students who are new to SkillsUSA and unsure about competing, competitors who may not have qualified at the Regional event, or any other student or a professional member looking to experience the conference from a backstage view.
Courtesy Corps is a competition at SLSC, with the top students being selected to represent Florida at the National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC) in Atlanta, GA in June. This is an honor as all expenses are paid, including travel, lodging, and meals. The Natinoal Courtesy Corps team is an integral part of NLSC, helping to bring to life over 100 competitions, supporting 200 business and industry partners and 6,000 competitors, and assisting with VIPs and during events like the Closing and Awards Ceremony.
There are two ways to participate:
- Join the Leadership Team – submit your application by November 15 for a position on the Leadership Team. These students and advisors will arrive at the state conference early to begin set up, and will stay after the conference to assist with breakdown. Transportation, meals, and lodging to the State Leadership Conference are provided to the Leadership Team! Leadership Team members may not participate in the conference as competitors or models.
- Serve as a Courtesy Corps Member – submit your application by March 4 and participate in SLSC24 as a Courtesy Corps Member. These students will travel and stay with their school, and pay a reduced registration fee of $50. Some meals are provided. Courtesy Corps Members may not participate in the conference as competitors or models.
Review the Job Description and Expectation packet, submit the required signatures, and complete the online application. Applications for the Leadership Team are due by November 15, 2023. Applications for Courtesy Corps Members are due by March 4, 2024.