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Job Skill Demonstration Contest Clarification

Because there are still some issues surrounding Job Skill Demonstration A vs. Job Skill Demonstration O (Open), both the State Directors’ Technical Standards Subcommittee and the SkillsUSA Championships Executive Committee will be working together to clarify this issue. In the interim, we hope the following will help.

Job Skill Demo A – Any skill can be demonstrated, as long as it relates directly to the competencies taught in the competitor’s curriculum (occupational specialty or college major). Examples are a culinary student who demonstrates correctly the calibration of a meat thermometer or an active SkillsUSA student member in horticulture demonstrating a gardening technique. Another approach is that it can be from any program listed in our 2011-2012 SkillsUSA Championships Technical Standards.

Job Skill Demo O – The competitor demonstrates a skill that is NOT RELATED to his or her occupational specialty. Examples would be a culinary student who demonstrates how to rebuild a carburetor, or an interior design student who demonstrates a motorcycle repair technique. Also included in this category is any program that is not covered in the 2011-2012 SkillsUSA Championships Technical Standards (an example would be an agricultural or business program).

If you have questions, please contact Dave Worden at

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