State Qualifying Events

Every winter hundreds of SkillsUSA Illinois members partake in the annual State Qualifying Events (SQE). These are regional career competitions and serve as the gateway to compete in SkillsUSA Illinois Championships during the annual State Leadership & Skills Conference. Chapters are encouraged to host local career competitions before advancing members to the State Qualifying Events process.

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February 18-27, 2023

Registration Information

Coming soon! 

Update on State Qualifying Conferences (regional competitions)

Throughout the pandemic, SkillsUSA Illinois continued to work and plan State Qualifying Conferences (regional competitions) with our community college partners. With many unknowns for this coming winter, community colleges are not ready to welcome visitors to their campuses at this time. There will be no State Qualifying Conferences (regional competitions) in 2023; State Qualifying Events will be held fully online. These partners are committed to holding these conferences in 2024 and SkillsUSA Illinois fully plans to bring these experiences back for our membership.

SQE 2023 Registration Fees

Conference Registration

  • $10 – per Career Competition Exam