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Contest Updates

General Notes

Contest Scorecards

Scorecards for the National Leadership and Skills Conference Competitions are not published in advance. Previously used scorecards are available to view as a reference only with the understanding that this year’s current contest scorecards will likely have changes.

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 resume. Everyone should upload their resume before June 22 at 5 p.m. ET. Use this link, to submit your resume. Competitors can also submit hard copies 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.

Competition Clothing Update

The following update was made to the SkillsUSA Championships Contest Clothing Classifications:

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. Please note middle school competitors are NOT required to take the Professional Development test as part of their competition.

SkillsUSA Leatherette Scrapbook

This item is currently out of stock, therefore the official SkillsUSA binder will be allowed without any point deduction.

National Contest Debriefing Meeting held on Friday, June 24.

Contestants in the competitions listed here will not be able to participate in the NLSC Community Service Event held on Friday, June 24.

Logistical Information for Contests Located in the Thomas Murphy Ballroom:

Please review the 2022 SkillsUSA Thomas Murphy Ballroom Move-In and Move-Out Instructions for details on the procedure for contestants who will be shipping large display entries to Atlanta.

Demonstration Contests

CNC 5-Axis 6-8-22
CNC contests Webinar Recording: SkillsUSA Nationals Webinar (for Contestants & Instructors). Slides from the webinar are available here.

Key Takeaway from the Webinar:

  • Manual Coding will be entered on a text editor (notepad) on the laptop provided at the competition
  • Contestants can simulate their codes using Vericut (Slide 16)
  • CAM programming is demoed. Contestants are required to go through the CAM project however CAM performance will not count towards the overall score submitted to SkillsUSA
  • Coding and Programming software used at the contests are Vericut for simulating programs, Fusion 360 and Mastercam for CAM programming
  • Temporary licenses are available for Nationals contestants starting today to give contestants chance to familiarize themselves prior to NLSC. (Slide 15-18)
  • Practice project is available to prepare contestants for NLSC (Slide 19)
  • Theory Test and Process Control will be delivered through NIMS Online Testing Center (Slide 22-23)
  • Machinist Calc Pro will be provided during the competition. Since project materials are provided on the day of competition, we will allow contestants to bring their own calculators if they wish. Please be advised that calculators brought in by the competitors may be inspected.

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

Commercial sUAS Drone 5-17-22
While conducting the state events this spring, it was discovered that drones utilizing a 2.4 GHz wi-fi connection (such as the DJI Tello drone) could experience wi-fi interference in locations with extremely high rates of wi-fi signal. If your team is utilizing a drone utilizing this type of connection, and interference is discovered during the Orientation day at Nationals, the team will be allowed to utilize a drone provided by the sponsoring organizations of the event. Teams will be provided time to practice with the “back up” drone prior to the flying competition task occurring. There will be three different types of drones available as back-up options: DJI Talent; MINDS-i; DJI Mini.

5/6/22
Please note the following excerpt from page 3 of the technical standards:  “Teams are required to utilize their own computer and video equipment.”

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

Chapter Display 5-17-22
Chapter Display Notebooks are required to be submitted following the orientation meeting.  The deadline will be 2 p.m. on Tuesday.  This is a change from previous years.

Community Action Project 4-29-22
An online submission for the team’s notebook is being introduced in the 2022 competition for full adoption into the technical standards in 2023. Please note there is no penalty for this requirement in 2022, all entries will be accepted on-site in Atlanta. National contestants need to submit an electronic copy of their team’s notebook using the following link by June 1, 2022: National SkillsUSA Community Action Project Online Submission Form.

Employment Application Process4-29-22
An online submission for contestant’s resume and portfolio is being introduced in the 2022 competition for full adoption into the technical standards in 2023. Please note there is no penalty for this requirement in 2022, all entries will be accepted on-site in Atlanta. There will also be an option for contestants to complete their employment application using a computer in 2022. National contestants need to submit an electronic copy of their resume and portfolio using the following link by June 1, 2022: National SkillsUSA Employment Application Process Online Submission Form.

Job Interview 4-29-22
An online submission for the Job Interview competitive resume is being introduced in the 2022 competition for full adoption into the technical standards in 2023. Please note there is no penalty for this requirement in 2022, all entries will be accepted on-site in Atlanta. National contestants need to submit an electronic copy of their resume using the following link by June 1, 2022: National SkillsUSA Job Interview Online Submission Form.

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

Engineering Technology Design 1-31-22
A written knowledge exam is being introduced in the 2022 competition as a non-scored standard. This knowledge exam is under consideration for adoption in the 2023 technical standards.

Entrepreneurship 4-29-22
The electronic submission for the team’s business case is being updated from the email addresses found in the technical standards to this online form. Please note there is no penalty for this requirement in 2022, all entries sent to the email address will be accepted. National teams need to submit an electronic copy of their business case using the following link by June 1, 2022: National SkillsUSA Entrepreneurship Online Submission Form.

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

Principles of Engineering 1-31-22
A written knowledge exam is being introduced in the 2022 competition as a non-scored standard. This knowledge exam is under consideration for adoption in the 2023 technical standards.

Skilled and Technical Contests

Additive Manufacturing 6-3-22
The following updates are now available for Additive Manufacturing:

Automated Manufacturing Technology 5-16-22
The following update is now available for Automated Manufacturing Technology.

Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair (Demonstration – High School only) 5-2-22
The following update is now available for Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair.

Automotive Refinishing Technology 2-17-22
The following update is now available for Automotive Refinishing Technology:

2-8-22
The following updates are now available for Automotive Refinishing Technology:

Automotive Service Technology 5-2-22
The following update is available for Automotive Service Technology:

Barbering 5-12-22
Below are the manikins for Barbering competition:

CNC Milling Specialist, CNC Technician, CNC Turning Specialist 6-8-22
CNC contests Webinar Recording: SkillsUSA Nationals Webinar (for Contestants & Instructors). Slides from the webinar are available here.

Key Takeaway from the Webinar:

  • Manual Coding will be entered on a text editor (notepad) on the laptop provided at the competition
  • Contestants can simulate their codes using Vericut (Slide 16)
  • CAM programming is demoed. Contestants are required to go through the CAM project however CAM performance will not count towards the overall score submitted to SkillsUSA
  • Coding and Programming software used at the contests are Vericut for simulating programs, Fusion 360 and Mastercam for CAM programming
  • Temporary licenses are available for Nationals contestants starting today to give contestants chance to familiarize themselves prior to NLSC. (Slide 15-18)
  • Practice project is available to prepare contestants for NLSC (Slide 19)
  • Theory Test and Process Control will be delivered through NIMS Online Testing Center (Slide 22-23)
  • Machinist Calc Pro will be provided during the competition. Since project materials are provided on the day of competition, we will allow contestants to bring their own calculators if they wish. Please be advised that calculators brought in by the competitors may be inspected.

Collision Damage Appraisal 5-16-22
On page two of the 2022 National Technical Standards under the Knowledge Performance section it states that “The contest includes a written knowledge test given by ASE …”

The ASE test is unavailable this year and will be replaced at the national competition with the CCCC ONE Estimating and Motors Guide to estimating logic, which will consist of 25 multiple choice questions.  An estimating test for the high school and college contests will be comprised of CCC ONE Estimating and Motors Estimating Guide content from these skills areas:

  1. Industry Definitions.
  2. Special Precautions.
  3. Labor Procedures.
  4. Refinishing Procedures.
  5. CCC ONE Estimate operations.
  6. CCC ONE Estimating Procedures/logic.

Below you will find links to the Motors Guide to Estimating that is built into the CCC ONE estimating system. There is a Help section within CCCONE estimating on the Workfiles home screen that also contains information regarding CCCONE estimating logic. There is a screen shot attached to assist in locating the help section on the Workfiles home screen.

GTE-202111_GTE-4COL (motor.com)
RACED-GTE_202111_New3_Layout 1 (motor.com)

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 Baking 4-4-22
The following documents have been release for the Commercial Baking competition:

Cosmetology 5-11-22
Hair Color: Hair color to be provided by the contestants. They may use any color they choose. They must use at least 1 color, but they can also use as many as they choose. They can also highlight as they desire. They have 3 hours to complete the Hair Color application.

5-10-22
Manikins being used for the 2022 National Cosmetology Competition and WILL be provided on-site at the competition by the National Technical Committee:

Ladies Cut – Mariana – Ms. Anna
Long Hair – Burmax – Daisy
Men’s Cut – Pivot Point – Cole (Updated 5-11-22)

Culinary Arts 6-1-22
The following update is now available for the Culinary Arts competition:

4-4-22
The following documents have been release for the Culinary Arts competition:

Dental Assisting 5-13-22
On page 1 under Scope of the Contest in the 2022 National Technical Standards state that “A copy of the standards (DANB) may be purchased from: DANB…….”

This information is outdated and the DANB standards are no longer available for purchase.

Contestants may view the exam outline resource here: www.danb.org/Become-Certified/Prepare-for-DANB-Exams/Exam-Outlines.aspx

Additional Resource:

Modern Dental Assisting, 13e 13th Edition
by Doni L. Bird CDA RDA RDH MA (Author), Debbie S. Robinson CDA MS (Author)

Emergency Medical Technician 6-9-22
Communications
Join our Remind to get messages on your phone. We need each advisor and competitor to do so. This will be the PRIMARY way we notify you of updates.

Schedule:

Tuesday June 21 – 1 p.m. Orientation and Written Test in the LPS Contest Center area Building B.
Thursday June 23 – 9 a.m. report to the Firefighting competition area in Building B. Bring all your equipment.

Esthetics 3-22-22
The following update has been released for Esthetics:

2-25-2022
The following products will be provided by the National Technical Committee and used by all contestants in the facial segments of the National 2022 esthetics contest:

Dermalogica

  • Special Cleansing Gel
  • Daily Microfoliant
  • Multi Active Toner
  • Skin Smoothing Crème
  • Skin Hydrating Mask

10-20-21
2022 Esthetics theme is DISNEY.

Firefighting 6-9-22
Communication
Join our Remind to get messages on your phone. We need each advisor and competitor to do so. This will be the PRIMARY way we notify you of updates.

Schedule:

Tuesday June 21 – 3 p.m. Orientation and Written Test in the LPS area Building B.
Thursday June 23 – 8 a.m. report to the Firefighting competition area in Building B. Bring all your equipment. 

Update – In case you haven’t already seen this:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DkQbgZ0gldbFjx-RDgmG5DuW1Q9ylk_P16Km5i0pm4I/edit?usp=sharing

Equipment
You DO NOT need to bring SCBA tanks! We will either have them ready for you to use, use a weight pack to imitate their weight or something similar. Update on equipment coming soon.

Graphic Communications 6-2-22
Offset Press Operations — Interactive software from Sinapse Print Simulator will be used for the Offset Press Operations of the competition.  This simulator simulates the running of a printing press, reproducing a wide variety of printing conditions and problems that can be used for training, skills assess-ment, performance enhancement and process analysis. Simulation can also be used to familiarize users with the printing process, improve teamwork and increase process efficiency.

Information Technology Services 5-13-22
Visit Skills USA ITS – Information Technology Services Contest for the latest contest information and resources.

Mobile Electronics Installation 3-24-22
The following update is available for Mobile Electronics Installation:

Mobile Robotics Technology 5-16-22
The FINAL game manuals for the 2022 Mobile Robotics Technology competition are available below:

Restaurant Service 4-13-22
The following update has been released for Restaurant Service Technology:

Robotics and Automation Technology 1-31-22
The following update has been release for Robotics and Automation Technology:

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:

Welding 5-13-22
The following update has been released for the Welding competition:

Welding Fabrication 6-8-22
Below you will find the Welding Fabrication competition schedule:

5-16-22
The following update has been released for the Welding Fabrication competition.