The official SkillsUSA Championships scorecards have been removed from the book and electronic copies of the Technical Standards manual.
They are available here as a download.
All competitors must create a one-page hard copy résumé and submit this to the technical committee chair at the contest orientation.
Failure to do so will result in a 10 point penalty.
Competitors can bring a résumé to the contest on the day of competition however, the penalty will remain in effect.
Computer Express www.cerents.com/skillsusa will again be the vendor of choice for the 2013 SkillsUSA National Championships Events. If you choose another company you run the risk of no technical support for your computer during the competition.
To order a computer go to www.cerents.com/skillsusa Here is a listing of the contests that require contestants to supply a computer(s) to compete:
- 3-D Visualization and Animation
- Advertising Design PC/MAC
- Architectural Drafting
- Automated Manufacturing Technology
- Computer Programming
- Robotics and Automation Technology
- Technical Computer Applications
- Technical Drafting
- Television Video Production
- Web Design
Contest Name Changes
Digital Cinema Production (formally Video Product Development),
Early Childhood Education (formally Preschool Teaching Assistant),
Restaurant Service (formally Food and Beverage Service),
Electrical Construction Wiring ( formally Residential Wiring),
Career Pathways Showcase (formally Tech Prep Showcase),
Major Appliance Technology is now Major Appliance and Refrigeration Technology.
Same Roadway label as last year. Click here.
Promotional Bulletin Boards
The bulletin boards should be shipped United Parcel Service to your hotel. DO NOT use YRC or any other freight service for these shipments.
Chapter Displays, Career Pathways Showcase, Large Tool Boxes
Chapter displays, Career Pathways Showcase, Sustainability Solutions and other contests that have large projects shipped in, or large tool boxes needing to be shipped must be clearly marked where the item is to go. The name of your contest or Tool box check-in must be marked on the contest name line. DO NOT mark tools to a contest. When you arrive in Kansas City you must claim your tool box at the North dock of Bartle Hall to receive a tag for your tool box. All contest projects will be placed in the contest areas. Unidentified shipments will be kept at the warehouse and its delivery may be delayed.
Contest Clothing Requirements 2/1/13
In the 2013-2014 Technical Standards there is an error in regards to the contest clothing requirements.
The following contests have the wrong women’s requirements:
3-D Visualization and Animation
It currently reads:
For women: Official red blazer or jacket; black dress skirt (knee-length) or slacks with businesslike white, collarless blouse or white blouse with small, plain collar that may not extend onto the lapels of the blazer; black sheer or skin-tone seamless hose and black dress shoes.
It should read:
For women: Official white polo shirt with black dress slacks or skirt, black socks or black or skin-tone seamless hose and black leather shoes.
Action Skills 3/4/14
To clarify two specific changes in the guidelines please note the following:
Contestants must wear SkillsUSA official attire or official attire for the occupational area of the demonstration. If your presentation has a uniform it (ie: culinary, carpentry) you must wear that during your presentation.
#6 there will be a defined 8' x 12' demonstration space that you must stay within or be subject to penalties.
American Spirit 5/8/13
At the interview portion of your competition you will need a second résumé.
Quiz Bowl 2/27/13
In the Technical Standards of Quiz Bowl please note the change in source of current event programs:
26. The source for current events questions will be from CNN and Fox items will be taken from issues published no more than three months prior to the date of the contest. The sources can be print, media or online versions.
Skilled & Technical Sciences
Automated Manufacturing Technology 5/10/13
The documents below have very important information to help you prepare for this year’s contest. The software download information and address are in the document.
Automotive Refinishing Technology 5/20/13
The following data sheets are for the Featheredge, Prime, and Block Segment (English and Spanish):
The paint that will be used this year is:
PPG primer and AkzoNobel basecoat. Primer and basecoat will be waterborne
The following documents will better help students prepare for this year’s competition:
Automotive Service Technology 4/9/13
The workstations and the manufacturer involved can be found in the document below for both High School and College/Postsecondary contestants.
To help you prepare for the 2013 NLSC please note the following:
High School students participating in the 2013 National Automotive Service Technology competition will be tested using the ChiltonPRO Automotive Repair Information system at the High School Electronic Service Information station. To gain FREE access to the system, or to have ChiltonPRO available at your state competition, instructors/advisors may contact Celia McCarty at firstname.lastname@example.org.
High School students participating in the 2013 National Automotive Service Technology competition can begin preparing now with FREE access to Delmar’s Online ASE Technician Test Preparation. To gain access, please contact Danielle Shaw at Danielle.email@example.com.
Snap-on will be using new equipment for the P8 station in 2013. The MODIS has been discontinued and the VERUS and VERUS PRO have taken its place in our diagnostic product offering. We will be using the VERUS and/or the VERUS PRO in 2013.Training materials are posted on the Snap-on Diagnostics website at: www1.snapon.com/diagnostics/us/ForumsandTraining.htm under Training Solutions.
Please note: we will not be using the scan-tool function of either of these platforms, only the multi-meter and lab-scope.
Please note the following changes within the Knowledge Performance as well as the changes and or new competencies added to both High School and College/Postsecondary guidelines.
Sawhorse brackets will not be needed. Sawhorses will be provided for all contestants.
Collision Repair Technology 5/8/13
Changes from the Technical Standard Required Tool List:
Welding Segment - All competitors will be provided with a welding helmet
Plastic Repair Segment - All competitors will be provided DA Sanders
Metal Repair Segment - All Competitors will be provided DA sanders, and all sandpaper that is supplied is Hook-It.
Commercial Baking 5/1/13
Below are the baking formulas for both the high school and college/postsecondary competitions.
Computer Maintenance Technology 2/27/13
As in years past, the Computer Maintenance Competition uses the most current version of CompTIA’s A+ exam as one component of the competition.
Contestants will be required to sit for the CompTIA A+ 801 and CompTIA A+ 802 exams. This is the newest version of the certification, released in the fall of 2012. Information about the test is located on the Web at http://certification.comptia.org/getCertified/certifications/a.aspx
A+ exam objectives may be downloaded from this link.
Due to security changes instituted in December 2012, contestants will have to present two valid forms of ID, both with signature and one with a photo. For additional information please review: www.pearsonvue.com/comptia/comptia_candidate_info.pdf
NEW: Candidates failing to produce the forms of identification described in the policy will not be admitted to the VUE testing center. No exceptions will be made to the policy. Sponsors, faculty and chaperones may not "vouch" for a student. If you have any questions please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the Technical Standards we have an incorrect address and this may be needed for certification issues.
The correct address is:
3500 Lacey Road
Downers Grove, IL 60515
To find out about the orientation, hair styles , contest directions and what mannequin is going to be used at this year’s NLSC please go to the following link:
Criminal Justice 10/29/12
The attached file will help the contestants and the advisors in preparing for the National Contest.
Culinary Arts 4/30/13
Below are the contest guidelines and menu items for culinary (high school and college/postsecondary)
Early Childcare Education 11/28/12
To help prepare you for the contest please see the scoring rubric for the reading material.
Electrical Construction Wiring 5/8/13
The written test will be based on the 2011 National Electrical Code (NEC), only the NEC soft cover or 3-ring bound editions are allowed in the test. NO NEC Handbooks are allowed.
The following items will be provided for each contestant by the Technical Committee:
Cleanser, Toner, Moisturizer, Exfolator, Mask and Massage Cream
Also this years theme is: The Wizard of Oz.
Industrial Motor Control 5/8/13
All aspects of the competition shall be conducted in accordance with the requirements of the 2011 National Electrical Code.
Mobile Electronics Installation 5/15/13
Tools to be supplied by contestant for Mobile Electronics Installation contest:
- Wire Strippers
- Crimpers (Klein Type)
- Soldering iron
- 2 Phillips screw driver
- Dash removal tools Plastic
- Digital Multimeter
- Safety glasses
- Test CD (non Burned original )
Mobile Robotics 5-10-13
The attached information will help contestants prepare for the 2013 competition.
Motorcycle Service Technology 5/8/13
All contestants should have pen/pencil and paper for the orientation. Training on some of the workstations will be given and is highly recommended
Nail Care 1/28/13
There will be a new procedure introduced at this year’s NLSC for Nail Care. They will be introducing the use of Sculptured Gel Nails. This will be introduced but not scored as part of the contest please see the attached for more details.
Practical Nursing 5/8/13
Competitors must bring a stethoscope and current American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers certification card.
Restaurant Service 3/28/13
The following file is what the place setting service will be at this year’s contest.
To help prepare for this year’s Restaurant Service competition please review the score card and a reference to service book.
To be better prepared for the Restaurant Service competition, the file below is attached for the Postsecondary only. They cover wine service standards either one will be acceptable to follow.
Robotics and Automation 5/20/13
The Technical Committee will again provide computers for the students in the Robotics and Automation contest. In addition, we will be using the Siemens S7-1200 PLC as part of the contest. The PLC will be pre-programmed and we will provide full documentation on its functionality.
Orientation: (All advisors/team members): Tuesday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Please bring tools and wiring for orientation. Advisors are encouraged to attend orientation and help the students review the Robotic work cell hardware during the 3-hour orientation/hands on practice. There will also be a written exam on orientation day.
Technical Drafting 11/19/12
Make sure you have all (ADMINISTRATOR RIGHTS) if you plan on using a school computer.
Please have this done before you arrive at the contest.
If you use a school computer and show up without rights, this will cause you a lot of time when setting up.
Telecommunications Cabling 1/31/13
Note the following contestant tool requirement changes :
2. Supplied by contestant:
Change from d. F-style coax compression tool to
d. Standard impact tool with 66 and 110 blade
m. Fiber Optic continuity tester such as a pocket size flashlight
Telecommunications Cabling has changes to some of the competencies. Most of this is updated terminology. The attached document shows those changes in red. We have also attached the scorecard that will be used that also reflects those changes.
Please download the attached document. The contest has changed some of the competencies as far as current language and terminology. There will be a revised hand tool list that the students will need posted later this month.
Television Video Production 11/26/12
Please note the following two documents:
One covers the copyright requirements the other covers a change in the scorecard that will be used at this year’s NLSC.
The attachment below contains the contestant instructions for this year’s Welding competition and will help prepare for the event.
Welding Fabrication 3/28/13
Below, please find this year’s 2013 project for Welding Fabrication:
Community Action Project (Demonstration) 3/20/13
The document below is a revised copy of the Technical Standards that will be used for this contest along with an adjusted score card.
Purpose: To evaluate a team of two contestants ability to develop, execute, document and present a project that was completed in their community or school, which provides a benefit to the community or the school. To evaluate local activities that benefit the community and to recognize excellence and professionalism in the area of community service. This event also enables the community to become aware of the outstanding work being performed by career and technical education students.
Eligibility; Open to active SkillsUSA members enrolled in career and technical programs with entry-level job skills as the occupational objective. A letter from the appropriate school official on school letterhead stating that the contestant is classified under the provisions of Public Law 105-17, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 1997, is required for participation.
Graphic Imaging Sublimation (Demonstration) 12/18/12
Purpose: To rate a screen-printing contestant's preparation for employment and to recognize outstanding contestants for excellence and professionalism in the field of graphic imaging.
Eligibility: Open to all active SkillsUSA members enrolled in technical education programs that teach graphic communications skills.
Humanoid Robotics (Demonstration) 12/18/12
Purpose: It is widely believed that, in the future, robots will take over dangerous jobs. Even today robots are used in the military to defuse land mines. Therefore, companies will be looking for talented individuals who can program these robots. In the end, robotics is quickly integrating into modern day life, creating a safer and more productive world. This event will access students’ basic programming knowledge using a humanoid robotics platform. A team of two contestants will be evaluated on their ability to develop, document, execute and deploy a computer program for a humanoid robot to complete a series of tasks. This challenge will recognize outstanding students for excellence and professionalism in the fields of HRI - Human-Robot Interaction, Computer Science, Computer Programming, and Robotics.
Eligibility: Open to active SkillsUSA members enrolled in CTE programs that are associated with or include Human-Robot Interaction, Computer Science, Computer Programming, or Robotics.
Sustainability Solutions 3/28/13
This demonstration contest is an individual event and will cover the following:
To evaluate each contestant’s preparation for employment and to recognize outstanding students for excellence and professionalism in the field of Sustainable Technologies. The following guideline break down the contest areas that will be evaluated:
Urban Search and Rescue (Demonstration) 12/18/12
Purpose: To evaluate team members' skills and preparation for employment in fields related to and including robotics, engineering, automation, manufacturing, electronics, and emergency services. To recognize outstanding performance by participants in scenarios that require problem solving and teamwork in a real-world situation.
Eligibility: The RoboRescue Challenge is open to active SkillsUSA members who are associated with Computer Science, Computer Programming, or Robotics.
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