Tennessee State Leadership and Skills Conference

Chattanooga Convention Center

March 18-21, 2018
1150 Carter Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
www.chattanoogaconventioncenter.org

2017 SkillsUSA State Medalists

SkillsUSA Championships Contest Results
NOTE: In order to retrieve your score, you MUST HAVE YOUR CONTESTANT NUMBER. In an effort to provide additional security over detailed competitor scores, a Date of Birth for the desired Contestant is now required. Scores will be available online one to two weeks after the events ends. Make sure you select the TN – 2017 State Leadership and Skills Conference event.

2017 SkillsUSA Tennessee State Conference Program

2017 Champions Photos from State Conference are available on our Facebook page.

Registration Opens: February 1, 2018

Deadline: February 27, 2018

Payment Deadline: February 28, 2018


Registration Fees: $80 per attendee (applies to advisors, observers, and competitors)

There is an option for adding an aquarium ticket or banquet dinner for guests who are not registered for the conference. If you have parent or other guest who would like to come to either the aquarium or banquet, which are access restricted activities, you can add the options under any student or advisor’s registration. See screen shot below for this option:AquariumTicketPlease note the check boxes under Fees/Options section are in reference to person registered. The Add Optional State Fee Items shown above is for a Guest ONLY, and is how you purchase an additional ticket for friends and/or family who want to come to banquet and/or aquarium. Note the opening and awards ceremony are open to friends and family of registered attendees.

Observers: Kindly respect the marked areas for observers; this is done for your safety. A contest coordinator or SkillsUSA staff may close contests to observers where there are safety considerations, space limitations, and/or when observers could interfere with the successful operation of a contest. Please follow the directions of the contest officials.


Hotel Reservation Information

State Conference Hotel Reservations Opens: 10 a.m., EST; March 1, 2018
Hotel Registration Deadline: 11:59 p.m., EST; March 7, 2018

Hotel Room Rates for 2018: (Below are the room rates, before adding the 8% occupancy tax) Important notes for Chattanooga Housing Site.

  • $155 Chattanoogan
  • $114 Choo Choo
  • $119 Days Inn Rivergate
  • $137 DoubleTree
  • $137 Hampton Inn & Suites
  • $137 Hilton Garden Inn
  • $127 Holiday Inn Express
  • $133 Marriott
  • $120 Sheraton Read House
  • $139 Studio/$149 Suites Staybridge

Room Reservation Agreement

To avoid charges cancellation must be made 72 hours prior to scheduled check-in.
17.25 % tax will be added to your bill unless you submit a hotel approved tax exempt form when you check-in at the hotel. Check must be made from organization listed on the tax exempt form. The 8% Occupancy Tax can be removed only if method of payment matches the tax exempt form, and you bring copy of your exempt form along with Hamilton County tax letter which identifies Tennessee public schools as exempt from additional taxes.


Conference Maps and General Information

UTC McKenzie Arena Parking

Chattanooga Map – Motorcoach and School Bus Parking

2017 Tennessee College of Applied Technology Chattanooga Contests and Campus Map

SkillsUSA Convention Center Contest Map 2017

SkillsUSA Marriott Hotel Contest Map 2017


Championships Contest Updates for Tennessee

Contests updates are available under competition menu above. Contestants and advisors should check this page often for the latest updates which will be posted as soon as they become available.


SkillsUSA Monday Night Opening Ceremony: all students and advisors must attend. It will be held at TBD starting at 6 p.m. The High School Delegate Session and High School Advisor Appreciation meetings will be held at TBD immediately following the opening session. Voting delegates and state officer candidates will have a reserved seating area on the floor behind VIP section.

SkillsUSA Tuesday Night Banquet: will be held from 6-7 p.m. with our Tennessee Aquarium Night immediately following at 7:30 p.m. The dress code for the banquet to our SkillsUSA conference T-shirt and either khaki or black pants. No blue jeans!

SkillsUSA Tuesday Night at Tennessee Aquarium: will be held from 7:15-10:30 p.m. You must have your conference T-shirt and badge to enter.

SkillsUSA Wednesday Morning Awards Ceremony: will be held at TBD starting at 7:30 a.m.


Required Forms:

NLSC-1 Form (Online Registration Form Only – Do NOT Print)

Advisors: You are not required to mail the CTSO Release Form in with your registration, you only need to have completed copies for each attendee with you at the conference in the case of an emergency.

For step-by-step registration instructions, click on 2017 SLSC Registration Instructions.


Remind App – Text Updates

To receive text updates for the SkillsUSA Tennessee State Leadership and Skills Conference, please click here.


Transportation for off-site locations: (updates will be made closer to conference date)

The following transportation pick-up and drop-off location is the entrance outside of the Banquet Hall lobby at Chattanooga Convention Center.

Monday, April 10, 2017
2 Buses
5:50 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – One bus departs from Chattanooga Convention Center going to Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) Chattanooga campus and Local 43. It will continue running the route until 4:00 pm. The other bus will leave at 5:50 a.m. headed to Virginia College. One bus will pick-up again for Virginia College at 11:50 a.m. for group B contestants. The bus will stay to pick-up the first culinary group for return to Convention Center. Final pick-up for culinary judges feedback is 4:00 p.m. heading back to Virginia College, and all will return after feedback session ends.

3 Buses
4:30 – 9:30 p.m. – Buses will depart from Chattanooga Convention Center going to McKenzie Arena. Buses will return to McKenzie at 7:30 p.m. and run route until 10:00 p.m. Last bus leaves McKenzie at 10:00 p.m.

Tuesday April 11, 2017
3 Buses
5:50 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Two buses will leave Convention Center headed to TCAT Chattanooga and Local 43. Buses will continue running the route until 3:30 pm. The other bus will leave at 5:50 a.m. headed to Virginia College. One bus will pick-up again at Convention Center at 11:50 a.m. for group B contestants heading to Virginia College. The bus will stay to pick-up the first group for return to Convention Center. Final pick-up for the commercial baking judges feedback is 4:30 p.m. at Convention Center heading over to Virginia College, and all will return after feedback session ends.

Wednesday April 12, 2017
3 Buses
5:30 – 7:15 a.m. – Bus departs from Chattanooga Convention Center going to McKenzie Arena. Bus will return to McKenzie at 11:30 a.m. to run route until 12:30 p.m. Last bus leaves McKenzie at 12:30 p.m.