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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.

 

  • 2023 Conference & Competition Packet & Contest List  - Coming Soon

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.

  • Regional Rally Contest Offerings By Region    Coming Soon for 2024

  • Hotel Reservation Forms for State Conference Greensboro 

  ** You must complete and email BOTH of these forms in order for your reservations to be processed.

Master School Form 2023        

Rooming List Spreadsheet 2023

 

  • Other Forms

Medical Form

Special Needs/Accommodations Form

Level 1 Verification Form

Core Verification Form

Sample Resume'

   

All national level contest standards can be found in the National Technical Standards, a Professional Membership Benefit.  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 off of space, time, and resources).  

The National Technical Standards are available FREE to all advisors once they have joined as professional members.  Once you join as a SkillsUSA professional member, you will receive an access code for the National Technical Standards and previous national contest projects (if applicable).  CLICK HERE to JOIN SkillsUSA and get access to the standards.  (The Technical Standards, in Absorb, are located under "My Courses".)

  • *Contest Changes for 2023*  The national office and contest committees have made many changes to a majority of the national level contests.  Please view this chart to note the changes as reported from the national level.

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 - 2023 is THIS YEAR'S PROJECT & INFORMATION (Orange).  2022 is the 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    Regional Project 2023     State Project 2023

  • Adobe Video Design:    Regional Standards      State Standards   

  • Adobe Visual Design:    Regional Standards      State Standards    

  • Advertising Design:  See National Standards 

  • American Spirit:  See National Standards    Important 2023 Contest Information    Notebooks submitted by April 6, 2023 

  • 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:    Tool List Guide     Standards

  • Aviation Maintenance Technology:  See National Standards

  • Barbering:   2023 Standards    

  • Basic Health Care Skills:  See National Standards

  • Broadcast News Production:  See National Standards

  • Building Maintenance:  See National Standards

  • Cabinetmaking:  See National 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 18 & 19, 2023

  • 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 2023 Contest Information    Notebooks submitted by April 6, 2023

  • CNC Milling Specialist (CNC 3-Axis Milling Programmer):  2023 Competitor Resource NC  See National Standards* 

  • CNC Turning Specialist (CNC 2-Axis Turning Programmer):  2023 Competitor Resource NC  See National Standards*

  • CNC Technician (CNC Programmer):  2023 Competitor Resource NC  See National Standards*   

* All 3 CNC Contests will be held at Phillips Corp - 8500 Triad Dr, Colfax, NC  Schedule

  • 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

  • Commercial Baking (Baking & Pastry Arts):    2023 NC Contest Addendum- PS    2023 NC Contest Addendum- High School    PS- March 31- Carteret CC Morehead City (Info). HS- April 19- Piedmont Food Processing Center, Hillsborough.

  • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT):  Standards 

  • Community Service:  See National Standards    Important 2023 Contest Information    Notebooks submitted by April 6, 2023

  • Community Action Project:  See National Standards    Important 2023 Contest Information    Notebooks submitted by April 6, 2023

  • Computer Programming:   See National Standards

  • Construction Core:  Standards     Score Card    Tool List

  • Construction Estimating:    Standards

  • Construction Tool ID:    Standards    Tool List Guide    

  • Cosmetology:   2023 Standards           

  • Cosmetology Beginner Skills:   2023 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   2023 NC Contest Addendum- PS    2023 NC Contest Addendum- High School    PS- March 31- Carteret CC Morehead City (Info). HS- April 19- Piedmont Food Processing Center, Hillsborough.

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

  • Customer Service:  See National Standards

  • Cyber Security:    Standards

  • Debate:   Standards     Topics for 2023  

  • Dental Assisting:  See National Standards    April 14, 2023 @ GTCC Jamestown Campus

  • Diesel Equipment Technology:  See National Standards

  • Digital Cinema Production:  See National Standards

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

  • Drafting 1 (Level 1 only):   Standards

  • Drone Pilot:   NC Contest Standards    NC 2023 Contest Agenda    The Drone Contest Requires Attendance on April 18 & 19, 2023 for ALL (including Postsecondary)

  • Early Childhood Education:  See National Standard

  • Electrical Construction Wiring (Level 2+):    NC Standards    2023 State Tool List       Students ARE REQUIRED to bring Tools and Calculator.

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

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

  • Employment Application Process:  See National Standards

  • EMT:    Standards      

  • Engineering Technology:  See National Standards  

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

  • Entrepreneurship:  See National Standards     

  • Esthetics:   2023 Standards      2023 Theme -  Fairy Tale   

  • Extemporaneous Poster:  Standards   

  • Extemporaneous Speaking:  See National Standards

  • Fantasy Hair and Makeup:   2023 Standards      2023 Theme-  Fairy Tale  

  • Firefighting Basic (State Only) :  Standards    2023 NC Contest Update   

  • Firefighting Intermediate (State Only) :  Standards    2023 NC Contest Update   

  • Firefighting (National):    2023 NC Contest Update   

  • First Aid/CPR:  See National Standards  

  • Graphic Communications:  See National Standards

  • Graphic Imaging Sublimation:  See National Standards

  • Hair Coloring:    2023 Standards    

  • Health Knowledge Bowl:  See National Standards

  • Health Occupations Portfolio:  See National Standards

  • Heating, Ventilation, AC, & Refrigeration (HVACR):     Competencies State Contest 2023   See National Standards   Contest:  March 29, 2023 - Greensboro.  Registration Deadline - March 7   

  • 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 2023 Information  State Masonry Project 2023    2023 Contest Project Briefing 

 

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

  • Spelling:  Standards

  • T-Shirt Design:  State Standards for 2023    Regional Standards   *For NC State Competition - Notebook & Original File must be submitted by April 4, 2023 electronically.  Presentations:  HS/MS - Tues April 18, PS - Wed April 19, 2023.

  • TeamWorks:    See National Standards     This is a 2-day contest - April 18 & 19, 2023 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

  • Web Design:    See National Standards

  • Welding - HIGH SCHOOLSee National Standards       Off-site - GTCC CAM Campus

2023 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 Fab REGIONAL Project 2023 (HS & CCP only, NW Rally only)

  • 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

  • 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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