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 2014 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
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.
Skilled and Technical Sciences
Commercial Baking 10/4/13
The attached document will help you prepare for the competition.
Props, such as hair ornaments, wigs, jewelry or facial prosthetics will not be permitted to be used during the Fantasy portion of the contest. Time will be allocated after the fantasy portion is judged for contestants to add props. No points will be given for the additional props.
Along with the contest note changes this year’s Theme is: Avatar (the Movie).
The attached document lists changes in Procedures and Guidelines for this year's NLSC Contest
Mobile Robotics 11/22/13
The information below is for the 2014 Mobile Robotics competition:
Television (Video) Production 9/9/13
The contest will have a name change as we head into 2015 It will become Television Production They will be dropping the word (Video) to be more in line with the contest. Also please find additional notes to help better prepare for the contest. There is also a slight change in the 2014 judges scorecard and is again to help in preparation.
Graphic Sublimation 9/9/13
The attached document is the corrected standards that will be used for this year's contest.
Sustainability Solutions 9/9/13
This contest is no longer a team event it is an individual event. The attached document is the 2014 Technical Standards and Guidelines for this contest.
Urban Search and Rescue 10/3/13
The contest will have a slight change it will be called:
Robotics: Urban Search and Rescue
Please check back regularly as additional updates will be posted.
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