BMJ Stone
EZG Manufacturing
Federated Insurance
Fraco USA, Inc.
Hohmann and Barnard, Inc.
Hydro Mobile, Inc.
iQ Power Tools
Kennison Forest Products, Inc.
Mortar Net Solutions
Non-Stop Scaffolding
Pullman Ermator
Tradesmen's Software, Inc.
June 17, 2005 8:30 AM CDT

National Leadership and Skills Conference


SkillsUSA returns to Kansas City June 20-24th for the 40th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC), a showcase of career and technical education students.

More than 12,500 people ? including students, teachers and business partners ? are expected to participate in the week-long event.

The SkillsUSA Championships will be held on Thursday, June 23 in H. Roe Bartle Hall and Municipal Auditorium. More than 4,000 outstanding career and technical education students ? all state contest winners ? will compete hands-on in 77 different trade, technical and leadership fields.

Students work against the clock and each other, proving their expertise in occupations like masonry, electronics, computer-aided drafting, precision machining, medical assisting, culinary arts and more.

Contests are run with the help of industry, trade associations and labor organizations, and test competencies are set by industry.

The competitions will be open to the public and free of charge. For more information, visit

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