Adobe Photoshop Design

Adobe Photoshop is an integral tool in the visual communications industry. Students with experience in Adobe Photoshop have an advantage over others in the marketplace because knowledge of the application is required for most jobs in the visual communications field....

Computer Programming

This competition consists of project coding and output, a skill-related written test and an interview. Each project’s specifications are written for Visual Basic, Java, C#, C++ and RPG. The SkillsUSA Illinois Championships follow the current edition of the SkillsUSA...

Electronics Technology

This competition is divided into five sections: customer service exam, written exam, soldering, breadboarding and troubleshooting. Competitors demonstrate their knowledge of analog and digital circuitry, ability to troubleshoot electronic circuits, ability to...

Engineering Technology Design

A team of three students demonstrates their ability to design an innovative engineering project and present those ideas along with a display and live model. During the presentation, students are judged on their performance as a professional team, presentation of their...

Entrepreneurship

This team event tests students’ knowledge in starting their own businesses by developing business plans that identify needed products or services in a local market. Emphasis is placed on financial planning and practicality of the product/service. Teams must deliver an...

Information Technology Services

This competition requires competitors to identify and repair computer hardware malfunctions, solve configuration problems and install common components. In addition, the competitors take the A+ Certification exam. Their score on this exam is used as the basis for the...

Interactive Application and Video Game Creation

Teams must produce an original, high-quality prototype or sample of an interactive multimedia application or video game during the school year immediately preceding the contest deadline. Their production should include concept art and/or storyboards, the sample or...

Mechatronics

This competition consists of three events designed to measure the skills required in the modern automated manufacturing environment. Competitors are required to assemble, adjust and test an automated machine system, troubleshoot and repair a faulty ma-chine system and...

Mobile Robotics Technology

The competition tests the ability to perform, exhibit and compile skills and knowledge from a list of competencies determined by the technical committee. It will evaluate each contestants preparation for employment in the field of robotics with emphasis on the team...

Principles of Engineering Technology

This competition evaluates competitors’ understanding of basic technical concepts/principles of the applied sciences and ability to demonstrate and explain the concept/principle in action and application. Any technical concept may be demonstrated, provided it is...

Related Technical Math

On a written test, competitors demonstrate skills required to solve mathematical problems commonly found in the skilled trades and professional and technical occupations. Skills demonstrated include addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers,...

Robotics: Urban Search and Rescue

This competition evaluates team members’ skills and preparation for employment in fields related to and including robotics, engineering, automation, manufacturing, electronics and emergency services. It recognizes outstanding performance by participants in scenarios...

Technical Computer Applications

Competitors are expected to demonstrate installation, configuration and use of Windows, Mac OSX and Linux professional Operating systems, as well as one or more integrated Office suite packages. The use of instant messaging, collaboration and social networking...

Technical Spelling

Technical Spelling creates an awareness of the importance of correct spelling in the career education programs related to technology, the health industry, trades or industry. It provides an incentive for students to improve their spelling skills. Technical Standard...

Telecommunications Cabling

This competition tests to worldwide industry standards for data and voice connections, physical and logical networks and signal transmission. Competitors demonstrate skills in: reading network design documentation; parts list setup; purchase, pulling and mounting...

Web Design

Teams complete a series of challenges focusing on website usability and accessibility, with at least one challenge related to scripting. Each challenge must be documented, clearly demonstrating the skills as outlined in the latest edition of the SkillsUSA...