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Contest Updates

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.

Contest Theme

The SkillsUSA competition theme for the 2021-22 school year is:

SkillsUSA: United as One

The topic to be addressed by contestants in the 2022 SkillsUSA Chapter Display, Prepared Speech and Promotional Bulletin Board competitions is our theme, “SkillsUSA: United as One.”

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

  1. What does “United as One” mean to you in relation to your SkillsUSA chapter?
  2. How has your participation in SkillsUSA made you a better team member and what have you learned and demonstrated around the Essential Element of teamwork?
  3. How has your participation in SkillsUSA impacted your knowledge and demonstration of the Essential Element of multicultural sensitivity and awareness?
  4. How is the theme, “SkillsUSA: United as One” related to the SkillsUSA Framework and how will the Framework, in turn, prepare you for career success?
  5. What activities or learning within your career and technical education program have prepared you to contribute to a business setting with the attitude of “United as One”?

Download the theme art.

Resume Requirement

All competitors must create a one-page hard copy resume 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 resume to the contest on the day of competition however, the penalty will remain in effect.

Clothing Clarification

There has been discussion and approval for Barbering, Esthetics and Nail Care and Cosmetology to allow the white polo and black pants. The PDF below should clarify any concerns.

Clothing Clarification

Professional Development Test Study Guide

Prepare for the state and national Professional Development tests with this study guide.

Demonstration Contests

CNC 5-Axis 11-8-21
The technical standards have been updated for the CNC 5-Axis competition.

Collision Damage Appraisal 1-26-22
The contest will be consistent with expectations and competencies associated with collision repair center estimators (Blue Printers), insurance auto claim appraisers/adjusters and independent appraisers. Contestants demonstrate their ability to perform jobs and skills based on, but not limited to: Virtual appraisals, computerized estimating specific to frontal damage, unibody damage, light mechanical damage, rear damage including quarter panel replacement and total loss evaluations. The overall accuracy and quality of the finished products, efficiency and communication skills will be judged by industry professionals.

Commercial sUAS Drone 1-26-22
This competition is designed to evaluate team members’ skills and preparation for employment in multiple career fields related to the safe and efficient use of drone technology in the National Airspace System and to recognize outstanding performance by participants in real-world, scenario-based situations.

Download the technical standards for this demonstration contest.

Facilithon: Leadership in Facility Management 10-22-21
The purpose of this competition is to assess the contestant’s critical problem-solving skills, ability to quickly execute the best response to challenges and ability to accurately digest complex situations and convey related solutions related to the field of facility management.

Download the technical standards for this competition.

Leadership Contests

Occupational Health and Safety 12-8-21
Technical Standards Revision: Removal of the word ‘Binder’ and replaced with ‘Scrapbook.’

Entries must be submitted in the Official SkillsUSA Scrapbook:  Leatherette Scrapbook | SkillsUSA Store

Occupationally Related

Medical Terminology 1-19-22
Clothing Requirement Clarification: The Official Blue Scrubs are required for all Medical Terminology competitors at the National Leadership and Skills Conference.

The original posted version of the National Technical Standards for the Medical Terminology competition incorrectly included a note providing incorrect information concerning the clothing requirement.  The incorrect version has been replaced with the corrected version (Medical Terminology 2022_Rev1.18.22) on the SkillsUSA Absorb website. Curriculum | SkillsUSA Absorb

Skilled and Technical Contests

Esthetics 10-20-21
2022 Esthetics theme is DISNEY.

Mobile Robotics Technology 11-15-21
The game manuals for the 2022 Mobile Robotics Technology competition are available below:

Robotics: Urban Search and Rescue (includes middle school) 1-18-22
Download the guide for the Robotics: Urban Search and Rescue guide for the 2022 competition: