Commercial Baking

This competition challenges competitors to meet production and quality standards expected by industry. Students must scale, mix, prepare and bake six products (including breads, rolls, danish, cookies and pies) and demonstrate cake decorating skills. They must deliver...

Cosmetology

Students demonstrate their skills in haircutting, hair styling and long hair design in four separate tests. All work is performed on mannequins. A display of creativity is seen in the long hair segment of the competition, where these future salon professionals...

Culinary Arts

This competition will encompass both hot and cold food preparation and presentation. Competitors will demonstrate their knowledge and skills through the production of a four-course menu in a full day of competition. The competitors will be rated on their organization,...

Customer Service

This competition evaluates students’ proficiency in providing customer service. The competition involves live role-playing situations. Competitors demonstrate their ability to perform customer service in both written and oral forms. 2019 Contest Information The...

Early Childhood Education

Competitors demonstrate their knowledge of developmentally appropriate practice and their ability to prepare and implement learning activities for children 3-5 years old. Competitors will prepare a written lesson plan and take a written test assessing their knowledge...

Esthetics

This competition evaluates the competitors’ techniques and professionalism in the field of skin care. Areas of testing include a student kit check, an oral skin assessment, a written exam covering the fundamentals of skin care, sanitation, skin analysis, a...

Fashion Design

Fashion Design evaluates each contestant’s preparation for employment and recognizes outstanding students for excellence and professionalism in the field of commercial sewing, design and embroidery decoration. Technical Standard 2019 Contest Information The SkillsUSA...

Interior Room Design

Interior Room Design provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate competencies needed in the occupational field of interior design through designing a room to accommodate individual needs, interests and tastes within a limited budget. Technical Standard 2019...

Nail Care

The purpose of this competition is to evaluate each competitor’s preparation for employment and to recognize outstanding students’ excellence and professionalism in the field of nail technology. Competitors are judged on oral communication skills, acrylic application,...

Preschool Interactive Bulletin Board

Preschool Interactive Bulletin Board evaluates the contestant’s ability to prepare an interactive bulletin board that is developmentally appropriate (as defined by NAEYC) for three, four and five-year-olds. Technical Standard 2019 Contest Information The SkillsUSA...

Restaurant Service

Competitors are tested on skills required in the “front of the house” of a fine restaurant. The focus is on guest service and guest relations in the dining room, including: table setup; greeting guests; reservations procedures; presentation of menus; description of...