For the 17th year, Kansas City will host the SkillsUSA conference. More than 5,000 students are expected to attend the convention, which consists of high school, college and graduate students competing in various events.
About 15,000 people are expected to attend the event, which makes it the largest convention in Kansas City with an economic impact of about $15 million to the city.
Many streets in the downtown area will be closed this week to accommodate for the event, which will be held at Bartle Hall, Municipal Auditorium, Kemper Arena as well as other venues.
Those interested in learning more about SkillsUSA or the competition can learn more at: http://www.skillsusa.org/