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State Qualifying Event: 

Not Required




National Competition

Competition Type: 

Skilled and Technical

The competition requires competitors to have the ability to understand complex systems that integrate various elements in the mechanical, fluid power, and controls domain combined with the ability to work in a team environment with people with different areas of expertise. Mechatronic specialists must have well-developed skills in pneumatic technology, electrical and electronics systems, mechanical systems, and general automation techniques and practices including systematic troubleshooting methods. 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 machine system; and take a comprehensive written test. The competition elements have been designed to be as realistic as possible, closely resembling the tasks and activities of modern automation professionals. In addition, there is an individual oral interview. College/postsecondary teams are required to provide their own PLC that will be used in the construction phase.


The career competitions of the SkillsUSA Illinois Championships follow the current edition of the SkillsUSA Technical Standards. These are available to professional members (advisors and teachers) as a membership benefit following their submission of membership.

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