State Leadership and Skills Conference

2023 SLSC Information

SLSC Dates: April 6-7, 2023
Location: Nampa Civic Center 311 3rd St S, Nampa, ID 83651

Important Deadlines:

March 1: SkillsUSA National Membership Deadline
March 17: SLSC Registration Close and State Officer Applications Due
March 20-31: Online Testing Window

2023 Awards PowerPoint

You can view the final scores for each contest HERE!

2023 SLSC App

To download the app:

  1. Visit  on your device and follow instructions on page
  2. You’ll be asked to install Yapp from the app store (if you don’t have it already).
  3. Open Yapp and tap “Download an existing Yapp” and your app will appear.

2023 Skilled and Technical Contest Locations and Times

Click HERE to view the current locations for Skilled and Technical Contests. This link is live and will be updated frequently.

2023 Career Fair

Make sure to check out our Career Fair taking place Friday, April 7th in the Nampa Civic Center foyer! A special thanks to all of our Career Fair participants!

  • Freightliner
  • Idaho Associated General Contractors (AGC)
  • Idaho Army National Guard
  • College of Western Idaho
  • Firefighting
  • Knife River
  • Lewis-Clark State College
  • Modern Machinery
  • Western Aircraft
  • Western States Equipment
  • North Idaho College
  • College of Eastern Idaho
  • Idaho State University
  • Ada County Sheriff
  • U.S. Air Force
  • Idaho Air National Guard
  • Idaho Power
  • Agri-Service
  • Premier Technology
  • SkillsUSA Alumni
  • College of Southern Idaho
  • Kenworth

2023 Tour Site Information

Western States Equipment: This tour will take place on Friday, April 7th at 12:00pm. The tour will begin promptly at 12:15pm so please arrive on time.

  • Closed toed shoes are required. Safety glasses will be required as well – please bring your own!

Western Aircraft: This tour will take place on Friday, April 7th. The tour will begin promptly at 1:00pm so please arrive on time.

  • No PPE required!

Western Aircraft has been an FAA certificated repair station since 1957. We maintain aircraft in 5 hangars totaling over 150,000 square feet. We service corporate and private aviation customers who operate Pilatus, Gulfstream, Falcon, Citation, King Air, Piper, and other similar aircraft. We are currently certified through Canadian, European, and Mexican government aviation agencies as well. In addition to maintaining aircraft, Western Aircraft also owns and charters aircraft. We are a dealer for Pilatus and Piper aircraft. We have a fueling operation that provides fuel for commercial and military aircraft. And we have a parts distribution business selling aircraft parts all over the world. Tour will be led by the Engineering Supervisor, Jacob Stafford, MBA.

  • Address: 4300 S Kennedy St, Boise, ID 83705
  • Visitors may park in any parking lot
  • Tour will begin in Hangar 1 – look for the tall flag poles (Map attached here)

Larry Miller Collision Center: This tour will take place on Friday, April 7th at 12:00pm. The tour will begin promptly 12:15pm so please arrive on time.

  • Closed toed shoes are required. Safety glasses will be required as well – please bring your own!

Larry Miller Collision Center is a full-service Collision Repair Facility. Tour participants will see the various stages of the collision repair process from estimating, structural analysis, body repair, refinishing, and detailing.

  • Address: 222 Auto Drive, Boise, ID 83709
  • Meet in Collision Shop Front office
  • Parking is limited; carpooling is encouraged

REYCO Systems – Caldwell: This tour will take place on Friday, April 7th at 12:00pm. The tour will begin promptly at 12:15pm so please arrive on time.

  • Closed toed shoes are required. Safety glasses, high visibility vests, and hearing protection will be required, but will be provided by the company!

Students will experience the process of a project through Engineering to Production. Areas of focus will be: 3D Modeling, Laser, Press Brake, CNC Machining, Fabrication, Passivation, and Quality Assurance.

  • Official Skills USA Dress required
  • Long pants required with no frayed edges, shoes with closed toes and heels, no high heels, no dangling or loose jewelry or sleeves.
  • Long hair must be restrained.

Idaho Power: This tour will take place on Friday, April 7th at 12:00pm. The tour will begin promptly at 12:15pm so please arrive on time.

  • Closed toed shoes are required. Safety glasses will be required as well, but will be provided by the company!

Students and advisors will explore a variety of career fields at Idaho Power including the Vehicle and Equipment Maintenance Garage, Fabrication and Machine Shop, Electrical Transformer Repair and Rebuilt Shop, Safety Equipment Testing Labs, and the Substation Electrical Wiring Shop.

  • Address: 10792 W. Franklin Road, Boise (corner of Franklin and Five Mile)

2023 Contest Updates and Information

Welding Fabrication Theme & Contest Rules Project

Cosmetology Contestants will need to wear all black.

Automotive Refinishing, Collision Repair, & Collision Damage Appraisal Email Update & Update #2 (3/27/23)
* 3/29/23 Collision Update: See Update Here

Heavy Equipment Email Update
* 3/20/23 Update: Spectators for this event are allowed, but will be required to wear provided PPE and stay in a designated safe area.
* 3/24/23 Update: View Update

Diesel Equipment Technology Email Update Letter Attachment

Criminal Justice Update & ACSO SkillsUSA Waiver

HVAC & Refrigeration Update

Automotive Service Update

Internetworking Update

Welding Sculpture Update

TV / Video Production Update & Update 2

Power Equipment Technology Update

Firefighting Update

Mechatronics Update

Welding Update & Weld Test

Cosmetology Update

Automotive Maintenance & Light Repair Update
* 3/29/23 Update: Scan tool will need to work for a domestic vehicle from 2010-2018

Culinary Update

Cabinetmaking Update

CNC Milling & CNC Turning Update

Photography Update

Carpentry Update
* Note: An updated material list, blueprints, and scoring structure will be released 48 hours prior to the competition for competitors to review. Printed resumes are required.

Mobile Robotics Technology Mobile Robotics Technology Game Manual

Quiz Bowl Update

Advertising Design Update

Computer Programming Update

Additive Manufacturing Update

2023 SLSC Dress Code

Thursday, Technical Competitions: appropriate contest attire, as referenced in Technical Standards or on Contest Updates by Chairs.
Thursday, Opening Ceremony: contest attire or school/work-appropriate casual attire. State Officers and State Officer Candidates should be in Official Attire.
Thursday, Champions Night at Wahooz: school/work-appropriate casual attire/conference t-shirts.

Friday, Leadership Competitions: SkillsUSA Official Attire.
Friday, Career Fair: SkillsUSA Official Attire.
Friday, Industry Tours: SkillsUSA Official Attire.
Friday, Closing Ceremony: SkillsUSA Official Attire.

  • Note: All medalists will need to be in SkillsUSA Official Attire to go on stage to receive their medals.
  • Official contest attire is required for closing ceremonies (SkillsUSA Official blazer, white shirt/blouse, black pants/skirt, closed-toed shoes). In the event students do not have official attire, please seek assistance from other chapters.
  • If students are wearing inappropriate clothing (not in official attire), they will NOT be allowed to walk on stage at the awards ceremony.

Schedule At-A-Glance

What is SLSC?

The State leadership and skills conference is a showcase of students career and technical skills. It is a great place for your chapter and students to gain publicity and recognition for your accomplishments. Students who do well at state competitions will have the opportunity to compete in the national competitions.

If you would like to host, donate, or chair one of our competitions you can use our contact form to let us know.

SkillsUSA Idaho SLSC Promo Video
SkillsUSA Idaho SLSC Closing Ceremonies and Awards

SLSC 2023 Championships Final Scores

Thank you for competing in this year’s SkillsUSA Idaho Championships Contest. Congratulations to our contest winners, we look forward to you representing SkillsUSA Idaho at NLSC 2023!

Please use the link below to access the final scores report. Please note, competitor names have been replaced by the competitor ID number. Advisors, If you need assistance with competitor ID numbers associated with your students, please reach out to Andrew Armstrong by emailing