Students compete in NIMS Level I and II manual machining skills and knowledge areas, including operation of manual milling machines, lathes, drill presses and surface grinders. Related knowledge and skills in the areas of engineering drawing interpretation, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, technical math, and machining practices. Using precision measuring/ hand tools and communicating verbally using proper industry terminology are also part of this competition.
The SkillsUSA Illinois Championships follow the current edition of the SkillsUSA National Technical Standards. These are available to professional members (advisors and teachers) following membership registration.