Architectural Drafting Board

Architectural Drafting Board is an entry-level drafting competition in the architectural area. It measures a student’s knowledge of basic architectural concepts and how the student applies them to create a small architectural drawing on a drafting board....

Architectural Drafting CAD

Competitors use their drafting skills to solve an architectural problem. The problem includes a written test, a hand sketch, and either computer-generated or board-drafted drawings. The competition tests the competitors‘ problem-solving abilities, not simply their CAD...

Cabinetmaking

This competition requires the building of a small cabinet from materials and drawings supplied. Competitors are expected to read the drawings and layout and cut the parts using a table saw, laminate trimmer, hand drill, hinge boring machine and various hand tools. The...

Carpentry

Competitors frame walls using wood and/or metal steel studs; cut and install rafters, gable end overhangs, fascia board and soffit installation; and install sheathing and/or exterior siding and trim. Competitors are judged on accuracy, ability to read and interpret...

Electrical Construction Wiring

Working from drawings and specification sheets, competitors are required to install an electrical system common in most residential projects. Judging is based on general workmanship, accuracy of layout and installation, and adherence to the current national electrical...

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, & Refrigeration

Competitors are tested in brazing, refrigerant component service, air measurement and troubleshooting, refrigerant recovery and electrical troubleshooting. A written exam will also be taken. 2019 Contest Information The SkillsUSA Illinois Championships follow the...

Machine Drafting Board

Machine Drafting Board is an entry level competition in the technical drafting area. It allows a students to use problem solving skills and basic drafting concepts to construction a two dimensional board drawing of a machine part. Technical Standard The SkillsUSA...

Plumbing

Contestants “rough-in” hot and cold-water lines with copper tubing and “rough-in” sanitary drainage, waste and vent lines with cast iron and PVC plastic for a water closet, a lavatory, a washer box and a floor drain. Water pipes are pressure tested on completed...

Sheet Metal

Competitors are tested on their ability to perform such jobs as connecting sheet metal pieces with drive cleats, spot welding and riveting. Skills tested may include, but are not limited to, straight duct, transition fitting and 45-degree entry tap fitting....

TeamWorks

Teams of four students demonstrate their ability to work together in completing a construction project in a “real world” environment. Each team is required to understand the project elements based on a project binder, write a project action plan and present its action...

Technical Drafting

This competition evaluates competitors’ preparation for employment and recognizes outstanding students for excellence and professionalism in the field of technical drafting. The competition will focus on the solution of industry-developed problems by applying...