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Skills Summit 2020

Reduced rate early bird registration is officially open for the 2020 Skills Summit!

This year's big advocacy event takes place from February 2, 2020 at 1:00 PM to February 5th, 2020 at 4:00 PM. The Skills Summit kicks off with two days of up-to-the-minute deep dives on federal workforce policy, and culminates in the year’s largest advocacy day for skills policy on Capitol Hill. State delegations are given tools and time to coordinate and strategize for their meetings with policymakers to make real impact on federal legislation. Photos and description of the 2019 event can be found here.

Here's what you can expect at the 2020 Skills Summit:

  • Networking with workforce leaders: The Skills Summit draws some of the best leadership in post-secondary education, community-based programming, labor, workforce intermediaries, and state administrators from across the country.

  • State delegation-building and advocacy: With technical assistance from NSC, you will work with colleagues from your state to curate your regional skills priorities, hone your messaging, and meet with your Congressional offices as a diverse but cohesive delegation to provide a full picture of the training and education landscape in your state. 

Louisiana delegation meets with Senator Bill Cassidy
Louisiana delegation meets with Senator Bill Cassidy

  • Up-to-the-minute federal policy updates: You will be brought up to speed with policy movement on the Hill, what to expect, and how to use that information to pack a punch in your meetings with Congressional offices.

  • Develop a relationship with your representatives: A single meeting with your legislator’s office can put your organization in front of the folks that get things done, and begin a conversation with them that you can continue back home.

  • Move the needle on federal skills policy: Last year, 500 participants attended over 160 meetings with Congressmembers. These meetings are the big push needed to get bills introduced and sponsored.

Massachusetts delegation advocating for skills


Register for the 2020 Skills Summit here for the reduced early bird rate of $475. Registration is increased to $625 after November 27th. 

Contact Hayley Kaplan at events@nationalskillscoalition.org with any questions.