SkillsUSA Washington State Leadership and Skills Conference Comes to Yakima April 27-29th, 2017! Contests will be hosted at Perry Technical Institute, Yakima Public Schools and the Yakima Convention Center. Over 850 are registered to attend. Thanks to all our advisors that support providing this opportunity for SkillsUSA students. The Washington State Leadership and Skills Conference is a chance for competitors to showcase their talents in career and technical education. SkillsUSA provides nearly 100 different competitions for students to excel in technical, leadership and occupational competitions. In Washington we allow students to compete in up to three contests including only one techinical competition. Gold winners are invited to the National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Kentucky June 19-23, 2017.