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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 –...

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...

T-Shirt Design

A/V Technology and Communication This event is designed to assess the ability of the competitor to create a T-shirt design and produce a drawing of that design. A presentation regarding all aspects of design creation is also required. The SkillsUSA Illinois...

Pin Design

A/V Technology and Communication Students present their state-winning pin and artwork and participate in an oral presentation regarding all aspects of the creation of their design. Competitors will explain how the pin represents the state, its unique qualities and why...