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AMPLIFY provides SkillsUSA Illinois members an opportunity to grow in their professionalism, communication, and leadership skills, which they apply during their advocacy visits to their locally elected state officials and other state agencies. Chapter delegations will talk to elected officials/their staff members and representatives of state board of education commerce and economic opportunity agencies about their education paths and career and technical education training programs, the value of career and technical education, and the benefits of their SkillsUSA participation.


March 5 - 6, 2024 | Springfield, IL

The conference will focus on advanced communications skills including development of a SkillsUSA Framework story to share during their visits with elected officials. The conference will include training for students and advisors on personal and workplace skills, advocacy training lead by a professional training team, and panels with legislative staff members on conveying a message with impact. Participants will walk away with a well created CTE and SkillsUSA Framework story, the ability to deliver it to legislatures, and an experience like no other.

AMPLIFY Outcomes

PROFESSIONALISMMeeting the behavioral expectations of others through showcasing the skills they have developed from occupational identity through the SkillsUSA Framework.


COMMUNICATIONSending and receiving clear messages by crafting their personal career and technical education and SkillsUSA Framework story.


LEADERSHIPInfluencing the hearts, minds, and actions of others by demonstrating their ability to create change through the application of advocacy best practices.

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