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 cable; choosing wiring closets; patch panel installation and termination; installing jacks; and cable testing. The competition stresses safety and working effectively in group environments as well as customer service skills.
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.