Washington leadership training

September 19-23

Washington d.c.

Event information

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SkillsUSA offers advanced training for students and advisors that focuses on professionalism, communication, and leadership skills. This training is held in Washington, D.C. and allows its members the opportunity to share their SkillsUSA and career and technical education experiences with elected officials.


Date: September 19-23, 2020
Registration Opens: TBD
Registration Closes: TBD
Location: Washington, D.C.

Price: TBD (will be based on flights and hotels)

Advisor Sessions

Like students, advisors will have opportunities to learn how to be change agents for career and technical education. Sessions for advisors will inspire advisors to lead the change process in their schools and districts, develop strategies to gain support for education issues, motivate supporters and learn from those who take risks.

WLTI Statesman Award

The coveted WLTI Statesman Award is presented each year to participants during WLTI who have demonstrated their leadership skills and have mastered certain requirements in leadership training.
You can download the requirements for the WLTI Statesman Award and begin preparing now.

Registration Form (Coming Soon)

POW Worksheet (Coming Soon)

Congressional Visits

A highlight of WLTI is when students get the opportunity to visit with elected officials. You can download a sample appointment request letter here.

What to Bring

Participants should bring SkillsUSA attire: Blazer, windbreaker or sweater, Black pants or skirts, Black socks/hosiery, Black professional shoes, Black ties (males only), white shirt. On the casual side, comfortable shoes, jeans, shorts, T-shirts; fun clothes, camera, spending money and sweater or jacket (September in Washington can be cool).