Competition Sectors

Each of the 102 competitions at the SkillsUSA Championships falls under one of 11 categories known as “sectors.” Supporting competition sectors demonstrates a company’s direct support of and alignment with the work on the competition floor and the sweat equity required to qualify for this competition.

Arts and Communications

Designing, producing, exhibiting, performing, writing, and publishing multimedia content including visual and performing arts and design, journalism, and entertainment services.

Sector Champions: CareerSafe LLC, Pella Corporation,

  • 3-D Visualization and Animation
  • Advertising Design
  • Audio/Radio Production
  • Broadcast News Production
  • Digital Cinema Production
  • Graphic Communications
  • Graphic Imaging Sublimation
  • Interactive Application and Video Gaming
  • Photography
  • Pin Design
  • Screen Printing Technology
  • T-Shirt Design
  • Telecommunications Cabling
  • Television (Video) Production
  • Web Design

Careers in designing, planning, managing, building and maintaining the built environment.

Sector Champions: CareerSafe LLC, Carhartt Inc., Centuri Construction Group, Distribution Contractors Association (DCA), Ferguson Enterprises, Goodheart-Willcox Publisher, Ideal Industries, John Deere, National Association of Sewer Service Companies, National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), NCCER, Explore the Trades, Pella Corporation, POPS Electrical LLC, Rogers (Electric), Tremco Roofing & Building,, Viega LLC

  • Architectural Drafting
  • Building Maintenance
  • Cabinetmaking
  • Carpentry
  • Electrical Construction Wiring
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR)
  • Masonry
  • Plumbing
  • Sheet Metal
  • TeamWorks
  • Welding
  • Welding Fabrication
  • Welding Sculpture
Health Sciences

Planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development.

Sector Champions: CareerSafe LLC, Goodheart-Willcox Publisher,

  • Basic Health Care Skills
  • Dental Assisting
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Math
  • Medical Terminology
  • Nurse Assisting
  • Practical Nursing
Hospitality and Tourism

The management, marketing and operations of restaurants and other food services, lodging, attractions, recreation events and travel related services.

Sector Champions: CareerSafe LLC, U.S., United States Coast Guard

  • Commercial Baking
  • Culinary Arts
  • Restaurant Service
Human Services

Preparing individuals for employment in Career Pathways Showcase that relate to families and human needs such as counseling and mental health services, family and community services, personal care, and consumer services.

Sector Champions: CareerSafe LLC, U.S.

  • Barbering (demo)
  • Cosmetology
  • Esthetics
  • Nail Care
Information Technology

Building linkages in IT occupations for entry level, technical and professional careers related to the design, development, support and management of hardware, software, multimedia and systems integration services.

Sector Champions: CareerSafe LLC, Ferguson Enterprises, Nissan Motor Corp in the USA,

  • Computer Programming
  • Cybersecurity (Technology demo)
  • Information Technology Services
  • Internetworking
  • Technical Computer Applications

Sector Champions: Air National Guard, Broan, CareerSafe LLC, Centuri Construction Group, IAA, John Deere, National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), Nissan Motor Corp. in the USA, Pella Corporation, Robert Bosch Tool Corp., Rogers (Electric), Tremco Roofing & Building,, Universal Technical Institute (UTI)

  • Action Skills
  • American Spirit
  • Chapter Business Procedure
  • Chapter Display
  • Community Action Project
  • Community Service
  • Customer Service
  • Employment Application Process
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Extemporaneous Speaking
  • Health Knowledge Bowl
  • Health Occupations Professional Portfolio
  • Job Interview
  • Job Skill Demonstration A
  • Job Skill Demonstration Open
  • Opening and Closing Ceremonies
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Outstanding Chapter
  • Prepared Speech
  • Principals of Technology
  • Promotional Bulletin Board
  • Quiz Bowl
  • Career Pathways Showcase: Arts and Communications
  • Career Pathways Showcase: Business Management Technology
  • Career Pathways Showcase: Health Sciences
  • Career Pathways Showcase: Human Services
  • Career Pathways Showcase: Industrial Engineering Technology
  • Career Pathways Showcase: Natural Resources and Agriculture

Planning, managing and performing the processing of materials into intermediate or final products and related professional and technical support activities such as production planning and control, maintenance and manufacturing/process engineering.

Sector Champions: Broan; CareerSafe LLC; Ferguson Enterprises; GE Appliances, a Haier Company; Goodheart-Willcox Publisher; Haas Automation Inc.; Hypertherm, Magna International; Miller Electric Mfg. LLC; Nissan Motor Corp. in the USA; Pella Corporation; Raymond; Robert Bosch Tool Corporation; Spirit AeroSystems;; Volvo Construction Equipment

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Automated Manufacturing Technology
  • CNC Milling Technology
  • CNC Technician
  • CNC Turning Technology
  • Humanoid Robotics (demo)
  • Industrial Motor Control
  • Major Appliance and Refrigeration Technology
  • Mechatronics
  • Mobile Robotics Technology
  • Residential Systems Installation and Maintenance
  • Robotics and Automation Technology
  • Robotics: Urban Search and Rescue
  • Technical Drafting
Public Safety

Planning, managing, and providing legal, public safety, protective services and homeland security, including professional and technical support services.

Sector Champions: CareerSafe LLC,

  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Criminal Justice
  • Firefighting
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

Planning, managing and providing scientific research and professional and technical services (e.g., physical science, social science, engineering) including laboratory and testing services, and research and development services.

Sector Champions: CareerSafe LLC, Chevron, Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. John Deere, Magna International, Nissan Motor Corp in the USA,

  • Electronics Technology
  • Engineering Technology/Design
  • Mobile Electronics Installation
  • Related Technical Math
  • Team Engineering Challenge (Middle School)

Planning, management, and movement of people, materials, and goods by road, pipeline, air, rail and water and related professional support services such as transportation infrastructure planning and management, logistics services, mobile equipment and facility maintenance.

Sector Champions: CareerSafe LLC, Gerber Collision and Glass, Goodheart-Willcox Publisher, IAA, John Deere, Nissan Motor Corp. in the USA, Spirit AeroSystems, State Farm Insurance Companies,, Universal Technical Institute (UTI), Volvo Construction Equipment

  • Automotive Maintenance Light Repair (technology demo)
  • Automotive Refinishing Technology
  • Automotive Service Technology
  • Aviation Maintenance Technology
  • Collision Damage Appraisal (demo)
  • Collision Repair Technology
  • Diesel Equipment Technology
  • Marine Service Technology
  • Motorcycle Service Technology
  • Power Equipment Technology