Contest Updates

SkillsUSA Championships Technical Standards

The 2019-2020 SkillsUSA Championships Technical Standards is the official competition guide for the SkillsUSA Championships and is newly revised. It contains rules for all national events, including an overview, lists of technical skills and knowledge required, clothing requirements, eligibility, and equipment lists. It also lists the embedded academic skills in math, English and science. Rules for state and local events may vary from the national guidelines, but most competitive events are modeled after the national technical standards.

As a free member benefit, SkillsUSA professional members receive the 2019-2020 SkillsUSA Championships Technical Standards when they have submitted a current and accurate email address with their membership details. The 2019-2020 SkillsUSA Championships Technical Standards is available online to professional members as part of the paid membership.


General Notes

Contest Scorecards

The official SkillsUSA Championships scorecards are no longer part of the book and electronic copies of the technical standards manual.

They are available here as a download.

Contest Theme

Theme for 2019-20 Announced
The SkillsUSA competition theme for the 2019-20 school year is:

SkillsUSA: Champions at Work
I’m Ready

The topic to be addressed by contestants in the Chapter Display, Prepared Speech and Promotional Bulletin Board competitions is how our theme, “SkillsUSA: Champions at Work, I’m Ready,” addresses the SkillsUSA program of work in the area of professional development.

Résumé Requirement

All competitors must create a one-page hard copy résumé and submit this to the technical committee chair at the contest orientation. Failure to do so will result in a 10 point penalty. Competitors can bring a résumé to the contest on the day of competition however, the penalty will remain in effect.

Clothing and Tools

SkillsUSA Championships Clothing and Tools App
This app is in the process of being updated. If you are using the app, please be aware it has not yet updated to the current tools and clothing guidelines. In the mean time this Contest Clothing Classifications document may be helpful.

Contests with Specific Team Members

The contests below are the contests that had a change from various team members to a specific numbers/teams.

All members will be interviewed and or will be taking part in the contest. Some of the Technical Standards may state one member however they will all be scored and questioned to some extent.

American Spirit AM – 3
Chapter Display DIS – 3
Interactive Application and Video Game Development   IAGD – 2
Occupational Health and Safety – Single: OHSS – 3
Occupational Health and Safety – Multiple: OHSM – 3
Outstanding Chapter OUT – 3
Promotional Bulletin Board: BB – 3

Clothing Clarification

There has been discussion and approval for Barbering, Esthetics and Nail Care and Cosmetology to allow the white polo and black pants. The PDF below should clarify any concerns.

Clothing Clarification

Demonstration Contests

Automobile Maintenance and Light Repair 10/2/19

Automobile Maintenance and Light Repair Technical Standards

Barbering 10/2/19
Please see the PDFs below for the technical standards and the Head Sheet.

Barbering Technical Standards
Head Sheet

Cyber Security 11/1/19
There was some confusion on the first PDF with colors and highlighted areas below is a revised version.

Cyber Security Technical Standards

Emergency Medical Technician 10/2/19
The PDF below covers the needs and requirements for EMT.

Emergency Medical Technician Technical Standards

Occupationally Related

Medical Terminology 11/18/19
There was a typo in the Clothing Section of the Standard under note. It stated Blue Scrubs were not allowed. Blue scrubs are the competition uniform. We have corrected the error on the website.

Skilled and Technical Sciences

Esthetics 9/19/19
This year’s theme:  Mythology  =  a collection of myths or stories about a specific person, culture, legendary heroes or groups with shared beliefs … A myth is a story about the olden days, often featuring supernatural characters.

Mobile Robotics 9/2/19
Below are the Mobile Robotics Game Manual for Middle School, High School and College/Postsecondary.

Robotics: Urban Search and Rescue 10/3/19
Please see the PDF below for the 2020 Robotics Urban Search and Rescue Contest Challenge project.

Robotics Urban Search and Rescue Contest Challenge