(June 23-27, 2012)H. Roe Bartle Hall Convention Center, Kansas City. The National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC) boasts 16,000 high school and college students that meet key decision-makers in vocational-technical and school-to-work education and leaders from business and industry. SkillsUSA TECHSPO is held in the midst of the SkillsUSA Championships, where 5,400 students, America's best entry-level workers, compete in 96 hands-on skill and leadership contests. On the cutting edge of technology, these contests are run with the help of industry, trade associations and labor organizations. And it's all open to the public. SkillsUSA TECHSPO includes a Career Fair, where students and company representatives can exchange information and talk about employment opportunities.