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Professional Development

A variety of training opportunities are also available through SkillsUSA participation. From webinars to classroom to multi-day sessions, there are a lot of options for differing training needs.

Additional information and trainings will be added to this page as they are available. Please reach out to the state office with any training needs or questions, at or 833.754.5545. 


SkillsUSA Advisor and Instructor

Professional Development

February 16-17, 2023 • Bloomington-Normal, IL

In partnership with the Illinois Association of Career and Technical Education, SkillsUSA Illinois will offer a new Professional Development track at this year’s IACTE Annual Conference for advisors and instructors.


Connect with advisors and CTE instructors across the state, learn about opportunities and initiatives around leading a chapter, and share best and high-quality practices. Session topics include:

  • SkillsUSA Overview

  • Work-based Learning Programs (Pre-Apprenticeships and Registered Apprenticeships)

  • Program of Work and Chapter Management

  • SkillsUSA Championships (Career Competitions)

  • Advisor Panels and Round Table Discussions

  • Career Essentials (Employability Skills Curriculum)

  • Integrating the SkillsUSA Framework

  • Benefits of Professional Membership



Contact the state office at or 833.754.5545. 

To participate in this professional development experience, individuals must be fully registered for the IACTE annual conference, through IACTE. Professional membership to IACTE is encouraged. 

During the registration process, please check the “SkillsUSA Track” option either online or on the paper form. While at conference, SkillsUSA track participants will have access to general sessions, exhibitors, as well as can attend other breakout sessions as they wish. 

Registration and hotel block information is located on the IACTE Annual Conference website:

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Registration Deadlines

Early bird: Dec. 15 | Standard: Feb. 1

SkillsUSA Training Calendar for Educators

A variety of training opportunities are also available through SkillsUSA participation. From webinars to multi-day sessions, check the national training calendar to learn more. 

Register by going to Absorb  > My Courses >  2022-2023 Professional Membership Benefits  >  Advisor Professional Development (Instructor- Led Courses) and selecting the session. All sessions with exception of Technical Fridays and Love and Logic are using the Absorb registration system.  Click here to view a step-by-step tutorial document.

Click here to find out more and register for Technical Fridays, a virtual workshop initiative designed for you to learn from experts in your field.

Contact Karolina at with any questions.  

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