IT, Finance, Business Management and Administration
State Qualifying Event:
Skilled and Technical
This competition is for students interested in voice and data network cabling and installation. Industry indicates that 80% of the problems in networking, security systems installations, and other installations are caused by cabling and connectivity issues, not the computers, servers, switches, etc. This competition tests worldwide industry standards related to cabling and connectorization for data and voice connections, physical and logical networks, and signal transmission. Competitors demonstrate skills in fiber and copper cable termination, pulling and mounting cabling, patch panel installation and termination, installing jacks, cable and fiber optic testing and troubleshooting, and providing customer service. The competition stresses safety in all activities.
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.