State Conference Important Information
Check/Verify Your Registrations!! Login to the system! Review! Double-Check! If you are not sure of or have a question about the contest you registered a student for, PLEASE CONTACT US! Let's clarify it NOW, rather than the difficulties, hassles and costs of doing it onsite, which is time-consuming and extensive. Onsite contest changes fee will be $25 per person.
Resumes - ALL CONTESTANTS are required to have them. Resumes will be TURNED IN BY HAND to the contest chairperson at the beginning of your contest. Please note that the directions in the nat'l contest tech standards regarding submitting Resumes online are for national competition in June.
Exception - Some contests with early electronic notebook or design submissions - please follow the instructions regarding submitting your resumes with your notebooks or designs.
Penalty points will be assessed for those without a resume.
Middle School contestants are exempt from the Resume Requirement.
Professional Development Testing - We have made the decision NOT to do the PD testing for state conference this year. It will however be required for winners advancing to nationals.
Wed. Evening Entertainment & Amusement for HS & MS - Rockin' Jump! 7-10pm. 4125 W Gate City Blvd. Just down the road from the hotel about 1.2 miles. Name badge required for admission. We will be providing a shuttle bus for those schools who need transportation.
All jumpers must have a waiver form signed by a parent or legal guardian in order to jump. Those waivers can be found here. Please share this information with your students and their parents. SAVE TIME & HASSLE - Complete the waiver prior to state conference!!
Invoices - If you have not received your school's invoice by tomorrow, please let us know immediately.
Drop/Substitution Deadline: All drops must be made by March 27. After that date, you will be held financially responsible for every person that you have registered, regardless of whether they attend the state conference or not. All substitutions must be made by April 6.
Additions: Any registrations received after the Registration deadline - in the event that we can accommodate them - will be assessed a $25 late fee per registration.
Payments: Payments should be received by March 31. Remit Payment to: SkillsUSA North Carolina, PO Box 28064, Raleigh, NC 27611 (Please make sure you use THIS Raleigh NC address, NOT the Leesburg VA address.)
Credit Card payments (with 4% card processing fee added) can be requested by emailing info@SkillsUSAnc.org .
If state conference registration or past-due payments have not been received in our office prior to April 15, you will need to bring payment(s) with you to registration. Payments will need to be made at the conference by check or credit/debit card (with 4% card processing fee added) at registration/ check-in (and wait in a long line!). Copies of “Checks in the Mail” WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. If your check arrives after the conference, we will refund your credit card charge.
Hotel - If you have not made your Hotel reservations yet, please do so now. You have until March 27 to make your room reservations under our reserved block. After that, rooms are not likely to be available. You can find the hotel forms on our website.
If you made reservations but have not received a confirmation yet, please call the hotel - 336-292-9161 ext 4406.
Contest Information - Check our Website First!! Look for your contest in the contest list on our website. Information identified? Clickable Link provided? CHECK THESE OUT!! If nothing specific is provided, then check out the national contest standards on Absorb (Technical Standards available as a benefit of your professional membership).
Special Needs / Accommodations - If you have a contestant with special needs requiring assistance / accommodations, please complete this form on our website (5th bullet down, "Other Forms") so the chairperson can be made aware.
Level 1 / Beginner Contests - Make sure to complete the Level 1 / beginner / Core Form on our website (5th bullet down, "Other Forms") and bring them with the contestant to their contest orientation.
Program / Schedule - We hope to have the State Conference Program available to everyone next week, outlining and identifying all contest locations, times, orientations, etc. Watch our website for the link to the program.
Hotel Reservations - If you made reservations with the Sheraton Koury, Please make sure you are on the attached list!! IF YOU ARE NOT ON THE LIST, Contact firstname.lastname@example.org immediately!!
Cell Phones During Contests - Most contests now have the following information / requirement / prohibition identified in their contests. PLEASE MAKE NOTE OF THIS WITH YOUR STUDENTS.
Cell phones or other electronic devices not approved by a competition’s national technical committee are NOT allowed in the competition area. Please follow the guidelines in each technical standard for approved exceptions. Technical committee members may also approve exceptions onsite during the SkillsUSA Championships if deemed appropriate.
Penalties for Prohibited Devices
If a competitor’s electronic device makes noise or if the competitor is seen using it at any time during the competition, an official report will be documented for review by the SkillsUSA Championships director. If confirmed that the competitor used the device in a manner which compromised the integrity of the competition, the competitor’s scores may be canceled.
Mall Policy Affecting Minors - It has been brought to our attention a policy at the Four Seasons Mall affecting minors and their patronage, reported by other CTSOs having their conferences recently. This policy is only in effect on Fridays and Saturdays, thus our conference and participants are not affected by any specific policy during our days of conference.