Theme

The SkillsUSA competition theme for the 2018-19 year is:

SkillsUSA: Champions at Work, Career-Ready Starts Here.

The topic to be addressed by contestants in the Chapter Display, Prepared Speech and Promotional Bulletin Board competitions is how our theme, “SkillsUSA: Champions at Work, Career-Ready Starts Here,” addresses the SkillsUSA program of work in the area of professional development.

Within this topic, contestants might illustrate or discuss any of the following:

  1. What can you specifically point to within your SkillsUSA chapter that demonstrates Career-Ready Starts Here?
  2. What can you specifically point to within your career and technical education program that demonstrates Career-Ready Starts Here?
  3. What areas of the SkillsUSA program of work have assisted you in becoming career-ready?
  4. Using Career-Ready Starts Here, what would you say to students to convince them to join SkillsUSA?
  5. Using Career-Ready Starts Here, what would you say to campus administrators to convince them to support SkillsUSA?
  6. What are the specific skills and abilities that a member possesses when career-ready?
  7. How is the SkillsUSA Framework of developing personal, workplace and technical skills central to the concept of Career-Ready Starts Here?
  8. Which SkillsUSA programs ensure that members are developing the personal skills needed to be career-ready?
  9. Which SkillsUSA programs ensure that members are developing the workplace skills needed to be career-ready?
  10. Which SkillsUSA programs ensure that members are developing the technical skills needed to be career-ready?
  11. How will you demonstrate to an employer that you are career-ready?
  12. How does your career and technical education program emulate the workforce?
  13. What are your next steps in ensuring you are career-ready?

Download the official theme artwork.