Skills USA Information

Thursday, March 12th, 2020

To our SkillsUSA Utah students, advisors and stakeholders,

As of 3:00 pm today, by order of the Governor of Utah and under direction from the Utah Board of Education, the 2020 SkillsUSA Utah Leadership and Skills Conference has been cancelled. While a variety of factors influenced this decision, be assured that the health and safety of our students and stakeholders is always our primary concern.

We realize the disappointment this will cause for all our dedicated students and teachers who worked hard throughout the year to get to this event. However, we also know that same dedication and work ethic — as well as so many other positive traits gained through SkillsUSA involvement — will help all of us weather this temporary storm and emerge stronger when this crisis inevitably clears.

Our wonderful hosts at Salt Lake Community College and our other venues have been notified that the conference has been cancelled. For our participants outside the Salt Lake City area, immediately cancel all hotel reservations and transportation arrangements. While a significant amount of money has been spent to purchase materials and supplies for the state conference, we feel that we can save most of these items until next year. Membership dues are non-refundable, but it is our intention to refund all the state conference registration fees. Please allow 3-4 weeks for the refund checks to arrive at your school. If you have not paid the registration fees, please cancel all payment requests immediately.

The national competition policy requires the competitors to be the first-place gold medalists from the state competition. Since we have no way to objectively select a “gold medalist,” for any of the contests, we will not be taking any competitors to the national conference event in June. The Utah national conference airline reservations and Louisville hotel reservations have been cancelled. The national organization has taken a “wait and see” attitude for the national conference, so there is no further word on the viability of a national conference.

Please remain connected with us on our state's website and on social media for more updates as they emerge and as we develop more specific responses and future plans to help offset the negative effects of this unprecedented occurrence.

Thank you for everything you do and for your continued support,

Richard Wittwer

About Skills USA

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled work force. SkillsUSA serves more than 300,000 students and instructors annually. They help each student excel.The organization has 13,000 school chapters in 54 state and territorial associations. More than 14,500 instructors and administrators are professional members of SkillsUSA.

SLCC Skills USA Tuition Waivers

Salt Lake Community College offers students the opportunity to apply for a SkillsUSA tuition waiver to those individuals who place first, second or third place at the State SkillsUSA Competition.

Individuals who place first, second or third at the State SkillsUSA competition are eligible to apply for a SkillsUSA tuition waiver. First place winners are eligible for a two semester waiver; Second place winners are eligible for a one semester waiver; and Third place winners are eligible for half semester waiver. Tuition waivers must be used for Fall and/or Spring semesters. Summer semester does not apply. In addition to contest requirements, for a tuition waiver, students must be a Utah resident and in good academic standing.

If you place in the state competition, you will receive an email to your bruinmail account with information on how to complete the documentation for your tuition waiver.

If you have any questions contact the Career and Technical Education Office at 801-957-4266.


Congratulations 2019 Nationals Medal winners

  • Advertising Design
    • Maja Anna Keefer - Gold
  • Architectural Drafting
    • Justen Christensen - Gold
    • Natalia Velichkevich - Silver
  • Automotive Service Technology
    • Andrew Hiskey - Gold
  • Aviation Maintenance Technology
    • Max Pingree - Gold
    • Ashlyn Peterson - Silver
    • Aaron Hillman - Bronze
  • Cabinetmaking
    • Ricardo Herrera - Gold
  • Carpentry
    • Brendon Moser - Gold
    • Douglas Folsom - Bronze
  • Collision Damage Appraisal
    • James McLarty - Silver
  • Collision Repair Technology
    • Nicolas White - Gold
  • Commercial Baking
    • Jonathan Higgenbotham - Bronze
  • Culinary Arts
    • David Chen - Silver
  • Customer Service
    • Victoria Duran - Gold
  • Graphics Imaging Sublimation
    • Sandra Castaneda - Gold
    • Rebeca Funes - Silver
  • Job Skills Demo A
    • Amronrat Antczak - Silver
  • Job Skills Demo Open
    • Ludovico Cardinale - Silver
  • Motorcycle Service Technology
    • Zach Barclay - Gold
    • Daniel Dickerson - Bronze
  • Photography
    • Adam Berman - Silver
  • Power Equipment Technology
    • Kyle Bond - Silver
  • Prepared Speech
    • Adrienna Arafat - Bronze
  • Restaurant Service
    • Devin Schowe - Gold
    • Brando Alfaro - Bronze
  • Screen Printing
    • Mekel Muy - Gold
  • TeamWorks
    • Seth Johnson, Joseph Quinlan, Amon Jenkins, Elden Jenkins - Gold
  • Welding 
    • Alexander Taylor - Bronze

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