Contest Updates

SkillsUSA Championships Technical Standards 2015-2016

To ensure you and your students are prepared for the 2016 competitions, be sure you have the latest edition. You may order online by going to or you may call toll-free and place your order. The telephone number is 1-800-321-8422.

General Notes

Contest Scorecards

The official SkillsUSA Championships scorecards are no longer part of the book and electronic copies of the Technical Standards manual.

They are available here as a download

Computer Rental

There has been a change for those of you who are renting computers. Please see the new link below. Any of the orders already placed have been transferred. Computers can be rented from Smart City:

Résumé Requirement

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.

Skilled and Technical 

Commercial Baking 12/8/15
Please review the document below which covers the High School and College/Postsecondary baking formulas. There are some minor changes to the required list of materials that the competitor needs to bring as well as a few changes within the schedule itself.

Commercial Baking

Cosmetology 1/29/16
For the contest guidelines and information pertaining to Cosmetology please see the document below or go to:


Criminal Justice & Crime Scene Investigation 10/8/15
To help competitors better prepare for the 2016 Criminal Justice and Crime Scene Investigation, the following outline explains the times and types of events taking place.

Crime Scene Investigation Outline

Digital Cinema Production 11-6-15
To help student be better prepared for the National Contest the following link will provide some valuable support

Esthetics  2/4/16
Please note the following change in regards to models and contestants. 

MODELS (only) for Esthetics need to have a clean, make up free face and may wear a black or white cotton t-shirt during the contest. This will begin on orientation day. All other official clothing, hair, jewelry, etc. stated in standards will be in effect. 

Please see the note below concerning models and clothing requirement.


The  Fantasy Theme for the 2016 Esthetics Contest is “What is the Face of Your State?”

Information Technology Services 11/6/15
There are constant new details for advisors and students  that should be incorporated into their training. This link will assist in that need. 

Mobile Robotics 12/21/15
The PDF file below is the contest information for this year’s NLSC. There is also a special page that covers the required material supplied by the contestants and this overrides the Technical Standards.

Mobile Robotics contest information and tools

Nail Care 1/29/16   
The note  below covers the use of nail tips as well as equipment needs.

Nail Care

Robotics and Automation Technology 2/10/16
The document below is an update on an added station for this year’s contest.

Robotics and Automation Technology

Robotics Urban Search & Rescue 10/8/15
The file below contains the guidelines and materials needed for the 2016 contest and these guidelines are for Middle School, High School and College/Postsecondary.

Robotics: Urban Search and Rescue


Additive Manufacturing 10/26/15 
There  have been some minor changes to the Technical Standards for Additive Manufacturing  We have also included the schedule for the week.

Additive Manufacturing

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.

Humanoid Robotics Technical Standards