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Competitions

As information is made available for each contest area, we will update the state and regional standards below.  Please check back frequently as items will be updated as they are made available to us from the contest chairpersons.  If nothing has been posted yet, please refer to the National Technical Standards to begin your preparations and check back for updates.

 

Download this packet by clicking on the Packet above to find out key details for regional & state competition including registration information, deadlines, locations, payment procedures, etc.

The CONTEST LIST can be found on the final 6 pages of the packet.

  • Hotel Reservation Forms for State Conference Greensboro 

Instructions for Submitting Hotel Reservations 2024        

Rooming List Spreadsheet 2024   

 

  • Other Forms

Medical Form

Special Needs/Accommodations Form

Level 1 Verification Form

Core Verification Form

Sample Resume'

   

All national level Contest Technical Standards are available to instructors/advisors as a Professional Membership Benefit once you have joined SkillsUSA.  All contests at the regional, state and national level are based on these standards (though modifications are made at the regional and state level based on space, time, resources, etc).  

 Once you join as a SkillsUSA professional member, you will receive an access code for the National Technical Standards.  CLICK HERE to JOIN SkillsUSA and get access to the technical standards.  (The Technical Standards, in Absorb, are located under "My Courses".)

Contest Standards

Below you will find information pertaining to North Carolina State Competitions.  Contest information will be updated as information becomes available from each contest Technical Committee.  Please refer to the National Technical Standards for tool lists and other critical information where noted.  Scroll to the bottom to see contests available for MIDDLE SCHOOL students.

NOTE THE YEAR IDENTIFIED for Contest Projects -

2024 is THIS YEAR'S PROJECT & INFORMATION. 

2023 is the standard and/or project from the last year - it remains posted only for reference.

 

  • 3D Visualization & Animation:   See National Standards

  • Action Skills:  See National Standards

  • Additive Manufacturing:   See National Standards       State Project 2024 --  High School    Postsecondary       

  • Adobe Video Design:    Regional Standards      State Standards   

  • Adobe Visual Design:    Regional Standards      State Standards    

  • Advertising Design:  See National Standards    Off-site - GTCC - 601 E Main St, Jamestown

  • American Spirit:  See National Standards    Important 2024 Contest Information    Notebooks submitted by April 11, 2024

  • Architectural Drafting:  See National Standards

  • Audio/Radio Production:  See National Standards

  • Automated Manufacturing Technology:  See National Standards

  • Automotive - Beginner (Level 1 only):   Standards    Contest Info  

  • Automotive Refinishing Technology:  See National Standards    Off-site - GTCC CAM Campus - 6012 W Gate City Blvd, Greensboro

  • Automotive Service MLR (High School)Standards 

  • Automotive Service Tech (CCP):   See National Standards

  • Automotive Service Technology (PostSecondary):   See National Standards

  • Skill Project Showcase - Transportation:    See Skill Project Showcase Standards Below

  • Auto Tool ID:    Standards     Tool List Guide  

  • Aviation Maintenance Technology:  See National Standards

  • Baking & Pastry Arts (formerly Commercial Baking):    2024 NC Contest Addendum  College/PS Contest held April 19 at Carteret Community College Morehead City.  High School Contest held April 24 at Johnson Wales U Charlotte. 

  • Barbering:   2024 NC Standards     2024 Theme - Ocean/Marine  

  • Basic Health Care Skills:  See National Standards

  • Building Maintenance:  See National Standards

  • Cabinetmaking (Level 2+):  See National Standards

  • Cabinetmaking 1 (Level 1 only):    Standards  

  • Skill Project Showcase - Cabinet/Furnituremaking:    See Skill Project Showcase Standards Below

  • Career Pathways Showcase:  See National Standards

  • Carpentry (Level 2+):    Tool List   See National Standards     HS: 2-Day Build - April 23 & 24, 2024

  • Carpentry 1 (Level 1 only):  Standards    Score Card    Tool List

  • Skill Project Showcase - Carpentry:   See Skill Project Showcase Standards Below 

  • Chapter Business Procedure:  See National Standards

  • Chapter Display:  See National Standards    Important 2024 Contest Information    Notebooks submitted by April 11, 2024

  • CNC 2-Axis Turning Programmer:  2024 NC Competitor Resource  See National Standards* 

  • CNC 3-Axis Milling Programmer:  2024 NC Competitor Resource  See National Standards*

  • CNC 5-Axis Milling Programmer:  2024 NC Competitor Resource  See National Standards*

  • CNC Programmer:  2024 NC Competitor Resource  See National Standards*   

* All CNC Contests will be held at Phillips Corp - 8500 Triad Dr, Colfax, NC  

  • Collision Damage Appraisal:  See National Standards   Off-site - GTCC CAM Campus - 6012 W Gate City Blvd, Greensboro

  • Collision Repair Technology:  See National Standards   Off-site - GTCC CAM Campus - 6012 W Gate City Blvd, Greensboro

  • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT):  Standards 

  • Community Service:  See National Standards    Important 2024 Contest Information    Notebooks submitted by April 11, 2024

  • Community Action Project:  See National Standards    Important 2024 Contest Information    Notebooks submitted by April 11, 2024

  • Computer Programming:   See National Standards

  • Construction Core:     Standards & Tool List    updated 3/9/24   

  • Construction Estimating:    Standards

  • Construction Tool ID:    Standards    Tool List Guide    

  • Cosmetology:   2024 NC Standards           

  • Cosmetology Beginner Skills:   2024 NC Standards    

  • Skill Project Showcase - Cosmetology:   See Skill Project Showcase Standards Below    

  • Creed:   Standards

  • Crime Scene Investigation:  See National Standards

  • Criminal Justice:  See National Standards

  • Culinary Arts:  See National Standards   2024 NC Contest Addendum  College/PS Contest held April 19 at Carteret Community College Morehead City.  High School Contest held April 24 at Johnson Wales U Charlotte.   

  • Skill Project Showcase - Culinary:   See Skill Project Showcase Standards Below 

  • Customer Service:  See National Standards

  • Cyber Security:    Standards

  • Debate:   Standards     Topics for 2024  

  • Dental Assisting:  See National Standards    Contest:  April 18, 2024 @ Davidson Davie CC, 297 DCC Rd. Thomasville.  Building Gee- Room 220     

  • Diesel Equipment Technology:  See National Standards

  • Digital Cinema Production:    2024 NC Contest    Also see National Standards

  • Skill Project Showcase - Digital Media:   See Skill Project Showcase Standards Below 

  • Drafting 1 (Level 1 only):   Standards

  • Drone Pilot:   Regional Contest     NC 2024 Contest Standards    NC 2024 Contest Agenda    This is a 2-day contest - April 23 & 24, 2024 for ALL (including Postsecondary)

  • Early Childhood Education:  See National Standards

  • Electrical Construction Wiring (Level 2+):   See National Standards     2024 State Tool List       Students ARE REQUIRED to bring Tools and Calculator.

  • Electrical Construction Wiring  I (Level 1 only):   Standards        Sample Project

  • Electronics Technology:   See National Standards    Students ARE REQUIRED to bring Safety Glasses/Goggles.   

  • Employment Application Process:  See National Standards

  • EMT:    Standards       

  • Emergency Management Poster    NEW!    Standards  

  • Emergency Management Quiz Bowl   NEW!    Standards    

  • Engineering Technology & Design:  See National Standards  

  • Skill Project Showcase - Engineering:   See Skill Project Showcase Standards Below 

  • Entrepreneurship:  See National Standards     

  • Esthetics:   2024 NC Standards      2024 Theme -  Doll Face   

  • Extemporaneous Poster:  Standards   

  • Extemporaneous Speaking:  See National Standards

  • Fantasy Hair and Makeup:   2024 NC Standards      2024 Theme -  Doll Face  

  • Firefighting Basic (State Only) :  Standards    2024 NC Contest Update   

  • Firefighting Intermediate (State Only) :  Standards    2024 NC Contest Update   

  • Firefighting (National):    2024 NC Contest Update   

  • First Aid/CPR:  See National Standards  

  • Graphic Communications:  See National Standards

  • Graphic Imaging Sublimation:  See National Standards

  • Hair Coloring:    2024 Standards    

  • Health Knowledge Bowl:  See National Standards

  • Health Occupations Portfolio:  See National Standards

  • Heating, Ventilation, AC, & Refrigeration (HVACR):     Competencies State Contest 2024   See National Standards   Contest:  April 12, 2024 @ Alamance CC, 1247 Jimmie Kerr Rd, Graham

  • Heavy Equipment Operation  NEW!  See National Standards here, Contact us in Interested. Date/Location TBD

  • Industrial Motor Control:  See National Standards    CONTESTANTS MUST PROVIDE THEIR OWN TOOLS - Click here for TOOL LIST

  • Information Technology Services:   2020 State Contest Information   See National Standards

  • Interactive Application and Video Game Creation:  See National Standards

  • Internet of Things (formerly Residential Systems Installation):  See National Standards

  • Internetworking (Level 2+):  See National Standards

  • Internetworking 1 (Level 1 only):  Check Back for Updates

  • Job Interview:  See National Standards

  • Job Skill Demonstration A:  See National Standards

  • Job Skill Demonstration Open:  See National Standards   

  • Marine Service Technology:  See National Standards

  • Masonry (Level 2+):  See National Standards 2024 Information    Selected State Project 2024    2024 Contest Project Briefing 

  • Pledge:    Standards

  • Plumbing:   State Contest Tool List 2024     See National Standards    Contest:  April 12, 2024 @ Alamance CC, 1247 Jimmie Kerr Rd, Graham  

  • Poster:    Standards   

  • Power Equipment Technology:  See National Standards

  • Practical Nursing:  See National Standards

  • Prepared Speech:  See National Standards

  • Principles of Engineering/Technology:  See National Standards

  • Promotional Bulletin Board:  See National Standards    Important 2024 Contest Information    Notebooks submitted by April 11, 2024

  • Quiz Bowl:  See National Standards   

  • Related Technical Math:  See National Standards   

  • Residential Commercial & Appliance Technology (MART):  See National Standards

  • Restaurant Service:  See National Standards    2024 NC Contest Addendum  College/PS Contest held April 19 at Carteret Community College Morehead City.  High School Contest held April 24 at Koury Convention Center Greensboro. 

  • Robotics & Automation Technology:  See National Standards

  • Robotics: Urban Search and Rescue:  2024 Challenge Guide   

  • Roofing (Thermoplastic) NEW!   Standards    Contact us in Interested.  Date/Location TBD

  • Screen Printing:  See National Standards

  • Sheet Metal:  State Contest Tool List & Competencies 2024   See National Standards    Contest:  April 12, 2024 @ Alamance CC, 1247 Jimmie Kerr Rd, Graham

  • Skill Project Showcase:  Cabinet/Furnituremaking, Carpentry, Cosmetology, Culinary, Digital Media, Engineering, Medical/Health, Metalworking, Transportation     Standards    

  • Spelling:    Standards

  • T-Shirt Design:    State Standards for 2024     HS/MS - Tues April 23, 2024.  PS - Wed April 24, 2024.

  • TeamWorks:    See National Standards     This is a 2-day contest - April 23 & 24, 2024 for ALL (including Postsecondary)

  • Technical Computer Applications:  See National Standards 

  • Technical Drafting:  See National Standards 

  • Telecommunications Cabling:  See National Standards 

  • Television/Video Production:  See National Standards    

  • Video News Production:  See National Standards   Off-site - Forsyth Tech CC

  • Web Design:    See National Standards

  • Wedding Cake Decorating:  NEW!    2024 Standards   College/PS Contest held April 19 at Carteret Community College Morehead City.  High School Contest held April 24 at Koury Convention Center Greensboro.

  • Welding - HIGH SCHOOL:  See National Standards       Off-site - GTCC CAM Campus   

2024 Regional Project     Regional Qualifiers:  The top 5 high school winners from each region will advance to the state contest.  Please see the regional event list and register for one of the Regional Rallies. 

  • Welding - POSTSECONDARY:  See National Standards      Off-site - Alamance CC  1247 Jimmie Kerr Rd, Graham

 

  • Welding Sculpture:  See National Standards

 

Middle School Contests

Below you will find contests for Middle School students:

 

  • Action Skills:  See National Standards   (ADA)

  • American Spirit:  See National Standards

  • Chapter Display:  See National Standards

  • Community Service:  See National Standards

  • Community Action Project:  See National Standards   (ADA)

  • Creed:  Standards

  • Emergency Management Poster   NEW!    Standards    

  • Emergency Management Quiz Bowl   NEW!    Standards    

  • Extemporaneous Poster:  Standards

  • Extemporaneous Speaking:  See National Standards

  • Job Skill Demonstration  A:  See National Standards 

  • Job Skill Demonstration Open:  See National Standards 

  • Mobile Robotics:   See above for Game Manual and contest information

  • Opening & Closing Ceremonies:  See National Standards

  • Outstanding Chapter:  See National Standards

  • Pin Design:  See above for NC Contest Guidelines   

  • Pledge:  Standards

  • Poster:  Standards

  • Prepared Speech:  See National Standards

  • Promotional Bulletin Board:  See National Standards

  • Robotics Urban Search & Rescue:   See above for Challenge Guide and contest information

  • Skill Project Showcase - Middle School:   See Skill Project Showcase Standards Above 

  • Spelling:  Standards

  • Team Engineering Challenge:  See National Standards

  • T-Shirt Design:  See National Standards

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