SkillsUSA Events


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SkillsUSA KY State Leadership Conference and Skills Championship – April 10 – 13, 2019

Opening Session:

April 10, 8:30 p.m., Crowne Plaza Louisville

Awards Program:
Saturday, April 13, 8:30 a.m., Crowne Plaza Louisville (photos with winners/sponsors)

Leadership Events:
April 11, 8:30 a.m., Crowne Plaza Louisville

Skilled Events:  Some events began with orientation on April 11;  most contests were held on April 12 at multiple locations in Louisville

KCUC Sponsored SkillsUSA Kentucky Carpentry Competition

Carpenters Training Center, 1245 Durrett Lane, Louisville, KY

Dates and Times:

  • April 11 @ 2:30 p.m. – orientation
  • April 12 @ 8:30 a.m. – competition began

Please contact Daren Thompson at [email protected] for more information.

Special Recognition:

KCUC would like to recognize and thank the following companies for providing financial support to underwrite the cost of the 2019 Carpenters Competition prizes:

Abel Construction

Cardinal Industrial



About SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA Kentucky is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry representatives working together to ensure Kentucky has a skilled workforce.  The organization helps each student excel.  SkillsUSA Kentucky is a member of the SkillsUSA national organization serving teachers, and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled, and service occupations.


Skilled Trades Partnership

Programs:  SkillsUSA Kentucky programs include local, regional, state and national competitions in which students demonstrate occupational and leadership skills.  At the annual state SkillsUSA Kentucky Leadership and Skills Championships, approximately 1,000 students compete in 99 occupational and leadership skill areas.

SkillsUSA programs also help to establish industry standards for job training in the lab and classroom, and promote community service.  SkillsUSA is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and is cited as a “successful model of employer-driven youth development training program” by the U.S. Department of Labor and is an OSHA Alliance partner.

KCUC is a sponsor of the annual state SkillsUSA Kentucky Leadership and Skills Championships.  KCUC provides industry judges, supplies for the competition, and outstanding prizes for first through third place winners of the Carpentry competition.