2023 SkillsUSA Wisconsin State Conference

The 50th annual SkillsUSA Wisconsin State Leadership and Skills Conference will be held in Madison, Wis. on Tues., April 25 – Wed., April 26, 2023. Competitions will take place at the Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, and Madison Area Technical College (MATC), 1701 Wright St. The Opening and Awards ceremonies will take place in the Alliant Energy Center’s Veterans Memorial Coliseum while the competitions will be held in the Exhibition Hall as well as at MATC.
The 2023 conference will feature more than 1,800 middle, high school and college students, over 200 teachers, and more than 300 industry volunteers working in more than 80 competitions, including…
• 3D Printing and Design
• Action Skills
• Additive Manufacturing
• Advertising Design
• American Spirit
• Architectural Drafting/CAD
• Audio/Radio Production
• Automated Manufacturing Technology
• Automotive Maintenance & Light Repair
• Automotive Service Technology
• Barbering
• Broadcast News Production
• Cabinetmaking
• Carpentry
• Chapter Business Procedure
• Chapter Display
• CNC Milling Specialist
• CNC Turning Specialist
• CO2 Dragster
• Collision Damage Appraisal
• Collision Repair Technology
• Commercial sUAS Drones**
• Community Service
• Computer Programming
• Cosmetology
• Crime Scene Investigation
• Criminal Justice
• Culinary Arts*
• Customer Service
• Diesel Equipment Technology
• Digital Cinema Production
• Electrical Construction Wiring
• Electronics Technology
• Engineering Technology/Design
• Entrepreneurship
• Extemporaneous Speaking
• Facilithon
• First Aid/CPR
• Industrial Robotics**
• Information Technology Services
• Job Interview
• Job Skill Demonstration A
• Job Skill Demonstration Open
• Marine Service Technology
• Masonry
• Medical Math
• Medical Terminology
• Motorcycle Service Technology
• Opening & Closing Ceremonies
• Outstanding Chapter
• Photography
• Pin Design
• Power Equipment Technology
• Precision Machining Technology
• Prepared Speech
• Promotional Bulletin Board
• Related Technical Math
• Robotics and Automation
• Screen Printing Technology
• Sheet Metal
• State Trading Pin Design
• Team Engineering Challenge
• TeamWorks
• Technical Drafting
• Television Video Production
• T-Shirt Design
• Urban Search & Rescue
• Web Design
• Welding
• Welding Fabrication
• Welding Sculpture
• Woodworking Display
*competition to be held at Waukesha County Technical College in Pewaukee on Fri., April 14.
**new in 2023
The Opening Ceremony is scheduled for 1 p.m. on April 25, with competition set up and event briefings held throughout the day. The State Championships will commence April 26 at 7:30 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m. All contests are conducted under the direction of industry experts, trade associations, and labor organizations, testing competencies that are set to industry standards.
The Closing Ceremony, including presentation of awards, will start at 6:30 p.m. The first-place winners will go on to compete in the National SkillsUSA Championships, June 19-23 in Atlanta, Ga.
The public is encouraged to attend, with a $10 entry fee charged for the opening and closing ceremonies, while admission to the SkillsUSA Wisconsin State Championships is free.
Due to inclement weather, the SkillsUSA Wisconsin Culinary Arts Competition was rescheduled for Friday, April 14, at Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) 8:15 a.m. – 2 p.m. The rescheduled contest will include contestants’ ability to create and prepare two plates each of a three-course meal that includes a salad, soup, and entrée. All components will be prepared from scratch with contestants beginning with fabricating a chicken. Culinary Arts Competition winners will be announced at the State Leadership and Skills Conference at Closing Ceremonies the evening of April 26.
Founded in 1973, SkillsUSA Wisconsin, with more than 2,500 members in over 180 chapters, is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry representatives working together to ensure America has the skilled work force needed to stay competitive. The diverse talent pipeline covers 130 trades, technical, and skilled service occupations, the majority science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) related.
More than 200 corporations, trade associations, businesses, and labor unions actively support SkillsUSA Wisconsin. Programs are integrated into career and technical education through a framework of personal, workplace, and technical skills grounded in academics. SkillsUSA also offers technical skill assessments and other workplace credentials.
Helping each student excel and a solution to shrinking the skills gap, SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical, and skilled service occupations.
SkillsUSA empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders, and responsible American citizens. SkillsUSA improves the quality of our nation’s future skilled workforce through the development of framework skills that include personal, workplace, and technical skills grounded in academics. The SkillsUSA mission is built upon — and its success depends on — the commitment of members and partners to the following values: integrity, respect, responsibility, citizenship, and service.
For more information on the SkillsUSA Wisconsin State Leadership and Skills Conference, visit www.skillsusa-wi.org or call 608-261-6334.

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Alliant Energy Center
1919 Alliant Energy Center Way
Madison, Wisconsin 53713