SkillsUSA Championships Technical Standards
The 2017-2018 SkillsUSA Championships Technical Standards is the official competition guide for the SkillsUSA Championships and is newly revised. It contains rules for all national events, including an overview, lists of technical skills and knowledge required, clothing requirements, eligibility, and equipment lists. It also lists the embedded academic skills in math, English and science. Rules for state and local events may vary from the national guidelines, but most competitive events are modeled after the national technical standards.
As a free member benefit, SkillsUSA professional members receive the 2017-2018 SkillsUSA Championships Technical Standards when they have submitted a current and accurate email address with their membership details. The 2017-2018 SkillsUSA Championships Technical Standards is available online to professional members as part of the paid membership.
The official SkillsUSA Championships scorecards are no longer part of the book and electronic copies of the Technical Standards manual.
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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.
Clothing and Tools
SkillsUSA and our partner Pearson have launched a SkillsUSA Championships app listing the clothing and tools required at the national level of competition. This is a great starter resource that does not replace the SkillsUSA Championships Technical Standards but connects users to SkillsUSA’s membership site, where educators can join as professional members to receive the full standards at no charge.
For each contest, the new “SkillsUSA: Clothing and Tools” app includes an overview, clothing requirements, and eligibility and safety guidelines, as well as lists the specific tools, equipment or materials that contestants need to provide. It is offered completely free of charge for students, instructors and SkillsUSA business partners.
Contests with Specific Team Members
The contests below are the contests that had a change from various team members to a specific numbers/teams.
All members will be interviewed and or will be taking part in the contest. Some of the Technical Standards may state one member however they will all be scored and questioned to some extent.
American Spirit AM – 3
Chapter Display DIS – 3
Interactive Application and Video Game Development IAGD – 2
Occupational Health and Safety – Single: OHSS – 3
Occupational Health and Safety – Multiple: OHSM – 3
Outstanding Chapter OUT – 3
Promotional Bulletin Board: BB – 3
Opening and Closing Ceremonies 2/24/17
Please note the contest schedule for Middle School and Postsecondary as well as the observer rule.
Promotional Bulletin Board 2/9/17
In Section 11.a of the technical standards it states “one student shall be prepared to participate in the interview component.” By reading the notes in the word document that has been changed that all three will be interviewed. And there are some changes in the schedule.
To help competitors be prepared for Promotional Bulletin Board please review the notes and changes.
Career Pathways Showcase 12/20/16
The documents below will help with preparation for Career Pathways Showcase. There is a scoring criteria as well as updates and set-up instructions.
Customer Service 12/19/16
The document below lists a few minor edits in regards Equipment and Materials needed and a few edits in a procedure. This will help all participants to properly prepare.
Skilled and Technical
Advertising Design 2/3/17
There is an error on the competition clothing requirement in the Technical Standards. The Clothing and Tool App is correct. Both men and women are allowed to wear the White Polo and black pants. See the document below:
Automotive Refinishing Technology 2/17/17
The PDF’s below are for the Featheredge, Prime & Block and the Spot Repair Technical Data Sheets.
There is an error on the clothing requirement for Esthetics both men and women can wear the white polo, black slacks/pants.
This year’s theme is: “Flora and / or Fauna” to utilize nature based concepts of animal or plant life or a combination.
The document below has the changes and additions to this year’s Firefighting Competition:
Information Technology Services 10/13/16
The document below will help direct you and your competitors in preparing for the 2017 NLSC in Information Technology Services
Interactive Application and Game Development 2/9/17
To clarify an error in the technical standards which has been corrected this is a Team of 2. There was a misprint in the description below eligibility but that has since been corrected.
Major Appliance and Refrigeration Technology 10/25/16
There is a change within one of the stations in the MART competition. The document below explains the change within the MART Contest.
Mobile Robotics 2/9/17
Revision D to the SkillsUSA Mobile Robotics contest. There was a discrepancy with the definition of the scoring zones in section 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199.
Below is the 2017 contest project for Mobile Robotics dated 12/28/16 there were a few minor edits to help clarify a few scoring concerns.
Below is the 2017 contest project for Mobile Robotics and some additional notes needed to prepare for this year’s NLSC Competition.
Restaurant Service 2/10/17
Below is the place setting for this year’ s contest.
Robotics: Urban Search and Rescue 2/24/17
We were recently made aware of the DCD status of the current camera that we include in the TETRIX USAR set is being discontinued. However, any single wireless camera with a power supply of 9V or less can be used. So long as there is only 1 camera on the robot with a power supply of 9V maximum.
To help be better prepared for this year’s Teamworks competition, the technical committee has provided some advice and a video clip.
Welding Sculpture 12/22/16
There has been a change in the weight of the Welding Sculpture Project. They have reduced the weight from a maximum of 150 lbs. down to 100 lbs.
Humanoid Robotics 10/28/15
The material in the documents below should help the contestants to become familiar with what is needed to prepare for this event.