Action Skills

This competition features a five-to seven-minute demonstration of an occupational skill in an area in which a student is training. Competitors use examples, experiments, displays or practical operations to clearly explain their skills using contestant-prepared visual...

Career Pathways Showcase (6)

Arts and Communication Business, Management and Technology Health Services Human Services Industrial and Engineering Technology Natural Resources-Agriculture-Food This competition recognizes outstanding Career Pathways students for their ability to present –...

Chapter Business Procedure

Student teams of six demonstrate knowledge of parliamentary procedure in both a written exam and a team demonstration. The written exam will consist of 100 questions related to materials found in Robert’s Rules of Order—Newly Revised. Scores are averaged and included...

Chapter Display

This competition evaluates promotional exhibits designed and constructed by SkillsUSA student members. The displays are built around and articulate a common theme established annually by SkillsUSA. The competition involves a team of no more than three students setting...

Community Service

This competition evaluates local chapter activities that benefit the community. SkillsUSA chapters present their best community service project for the year. Competitors are evaluated on a notebook that reports their chapter’s community service project and a live...

Creative Photography Display (3)

Digital Color Film – Black & White Film – Color Creative Photography Display contests are designed to encourage creative involvement and technical competency in the field of photography, and in so doing, encourage students to pursue further training...

Extemporaneous Speaking

With five minutes of advance preparation, competitors are required to give a three-to five-minute speech on an assigned topic. They are judged on voice, mechanics, platform deportment, organization and effectiveness. The SkillsUSA Illinois Championships follow the...

Job Interview

Competitors are evaluated on their understanding of employment procedures faced in applying for positions in the occupational areas for which they are training. They are tested on completion of employment applications, preliminary interviews with the receptionist and...

Job Skill Demonstration A

Competitors are evaluated on their understanding of employment procedures faced in applying for positions in the occupational areas for which they are training. They are tested on completion of employment applications, preliminary interviews with the receptionist and...

Job Skill Demonstration Open

Contestants demonstrate and explain an entry-level skill used in the occupational area for which they are training, or outside of their training program. Any technical skill may be demonstrated. The SkillsUSA Illinois Championships follow the current edition of the...

Opening and Closing Ceremonies

A teamwork and oral presentation contest that evaluates teams’ understanding of the symbolic representation of the colors and assembled parts of the SkillsUSA emblem. Each team includes seven registered members in the roles of president, vice president,...

Prepared Speech

Students are required to deliver a five-to seven-minute speech on a common theme established by SkillsUSA early in the school year. Competitors are evaluated on voice, mechanics, platform deportment, and the ability to present thoughts relating to a central theme...

Promotional Bulletin Board

A bulletin board display is created by the SkillsUSA chapters based on the annual SkillsUSA theme. The bulletin boards promote SkillsUSA, career and technical education in general, and related occupational information. An accompanying notebook documents the...

Quiz Bowl

The Quiz Bowl tests a team of five competitors on ability to quickly respond to questions covering the areas of academic knowledge, professional development and current events. The participants respond to a question by activating a buzzer system. The teams receive one...