NLSC packet now available

Kentucky_expo_centerFor those chapters planning on participating in the 2015 National Skills and Leadership Championships, the information packet has been emailed to advisors and is available on this page at the right under IMPORTANT LINKS or can be downloaded here.


Change to Precision Machining Technology

logoThe Precision Machining Technology contest has been eliminated from the list of events offered at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Championships. It has been replaced by a different contest – CNC Technician.

However, in Colorado, we believe in the types of skills our students learn in the Machining Technology programs and will continue to offer the PMT contest as a STATE-LEVEL only contest. Winners in the contest will receive recognition at the State Conference, including medals, but will not be able to advance to the national conference since no contest exists at that level for them.

Cosmetology returns To SkillsUSA Colorado

It’s confirmed!

cosmetologyWe are pleased to announce the return of the Cosmetology, Aesthetics, and Nail Care competitions to the lineup at the SkillsUSA Colorado State Conference!

There has been a great interest in these three programs over the past couple of years, and with many thanks to the International Salon and Spa Academy, which has graciously offered to host these competitions, we are now offering competitions in these areas to our SkillsUSA members!

Contestants in these programs must be registered SkillsUSA members, and the winners at the state contest will earn the right to move on to the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Championships, June 22-26, 2015 in Louisville, KY.

If you are SkillsUSA member, please share this information with your colleagues in the Cosmetology, Aesthetics and Nail Care areas! We would love to have them be part of this year’s conference!

ACC receives grant from Chrysler


Pictured above is Jerry Viola, Director of Automotive Technology at ACC and Courtney Loehfelm, the ACC Foundation Executive Director.

logoThe Arapahoe Community College Automotive Technology Program has received a $3,000 grant from The Chrysler Foundation.

“Our most sincere thanks to The Chrysler Foundation for this generous grant,” said Jerry Viola, Director of Automotive Technology at ACC. “This investment will be a tremendous asset to our students and facility.”

The grant is designated to be used for the 2015 Chrysler College Automotive Program (CAP) to purchase shop equipment, computers and storage systems for specialty tools and supplies. Funds may also be allocated for developing curriculum and lesson plans, and to conduct career day recruiting fairs.

Get your official SkillsUSA member jacket!

jacketShow Your SkillsUSA Pride with this new one-of-a-kind jacket personalized just for you! This jacket is a versatile with year-round wearability, perfect for dressing up or down.

Students: if you reserve your official member jacket by December 19th, you can receive 10% off the price of the jacket AND receive FREE embroidery. This is a limited time offer while supplies last!

Advisors: The first 150 advisors to reserve 12 jackets or more before December 19, you will receive 1 free jacket!

Additional details, size charts and the group order form can be found at: To download the group order for, go to: