3D Animation and Visualization

This competition allows students to step into a real-world 3-D production environment where creative output must be accomplished within specific time frames, resources and design constraints. Competitors must produce high-quality images along with an animated short...

Additive Manufacturing

The Additive Manufacturing (AM) competition embraces a wide range of materials and derivative processes for building parts suitable for end-use service. The virtually unlimited design freedom enabled by additive manufacturing allows the creation of shapes and the...

Automated Manufacturing Technology

This competition evaluates teams for employment in integrated manufacturing technology fields of computer-aided drafting/ design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), and computer numerical-controlled machining (CNC). CAD operators construct the part geometry,...

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...

Crime Scene Investigation

Competitors are directed to a crime scene and briefed as to the situation. As three-person teams, they process the crime scene. They legally search for, properly collect and remove evidence of the crime. After the scene has been processed, the competitors write their...

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...

Esthetics

This competition evaluates the competitors’ techniques and professionalism in the field of skin care. Areas of testing include a student kit check, an oral skin assessment, a written exam covering the fundamentals of skin care, sanitation, skin analysis, a...

Health Knowledge Bowl

This competition tests students on their collective knowledge of health occupations. Four-member teams are judged on speed and accuracy answering questions in nine categories: Academic Foundations, Communication, Systems, Employability Skills, Legal Responsibility,...

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...

Nail Care

The purpose of this competition is to evaluate each competitor’s preparation for employment and to recognize outstanding students’ excellence and professionalism in the field of nail technology. Competitors are judged on oral communication skills, acrylic application,...

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,...

Preschool Interactive Bulletin Board

Preschool Interactive Bulletin Board evaluates the contestant’s ability to prepare an interactive bulletin board that is developmentally appropriate (as defined by NAEYC) for three, four and five-year-olds. Technical Standard 2019 Contest Information The SkillsUSA...

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...

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...

TeamWorks

Teams of four students demonstrate their ability to work together in completing a construction project in a “real world” environment. Each team is required to understand the project elements based on a project binder, write a project action plan and present its action...

Television (Video) Production

Teams of two are required to plan and shoot a video on location to convey the theme of the event. Editing is done in the competition area, with special emphasis on professional production of the video by industry standards, quality of audio and video, and adequate...

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...

Welding Fabrication

This is a team competition that requires three students from each school to use their welding and fabrication skills to build a designed project from the given material. The students are also required to be proficient in using the common tools of a workshop. A...