SkillsUSA-VICA will be holding its National Leadership and Skills Conference and 39th SkillsUSA Championships in Kansas City, Mo., June 23-27, 2003. Over 4,000 students will compete in 75 contests in the H. Roe Bartle Hall. The Championships are open to the public for free viewing. All contests are run by and judged by industry representatives using industry performance standards.

The total in-kind contributions from industry and education—in donated time, equipment and material—is valued at $25 million.