SkillsUSA Student Info

SkillsUSA @ the ATC

UPDATE: Click HERE for a PDF with all of the
Leadership Contest Rules and requirements. 

Who is SkillsUSA at the ATC for?
If you are enrolled in the following classes at the ATC,
SkillsUSA is YOUR student organization!

Cybersecurity Systems Technology Cisco Networking Engineering Digital Design
Engineering Design Architectural Design Naval Architecture &
Ocean Engineering
Engineering Technology Modeling & Simulation Telecommunications

 If you are a SkillsUSA member...please click on the link below,
and fill out this form as soon as possible:

SkillsUSA Member Information Form

Important Dates:

District 1 Skills Competitions
Starts January 2, 2020

District 1 Skills Leadership Competitions
The SkillsUSA District 1 Leadership Contests will be held 
from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. 

District 1 Awards Ceremony 
Wednesday March 11, 2020 at the ATC
6:00-8:00 pm

SkillsUSA State-Wide Skills Competition
(Leadership Conference) 

April 24-25, 2020 in Roanoke, VA

SkillsUSA National Skills Competition
(Leadership Coference) 

June 22-26, 2020 in LouisvilleKY 


SkillsUSA Competition Information

SkillsUSA: Champions at Work, Career-Ready Starts Here.

Here is a link to the national page that describes in detail, this theme:

SkillsUSA Virginia Website:
Here is a link to our state website

These are the competitions you can compete in:

Click on the competition heading for a link to the 
PDF explaining the rules for that competition. 
(NOTE: Not all contests have a PDF)

(NOTE: All links below link to the the same document.
You DO NOT need to download the document more than once)

For Competitions marked with an asterisk *
students DO NOT have to be present at the competition on Feb. 2.
Entries must be turned in BEFORE that date to Mr. Troxell

*State Pin See Page 30 of this linked document

*State T-shirt See Page 47 of this linked document

*Club Scrapbook See bottom of Page 14 of this linked document
Create a scrapbook of your Chapter's "Happenings"

Current Events See Page 16 of this linked document
How well do you know your current events? Test your knowledge! {written}

*Essay See Page 20 of this linked document
Prepare in advance your essay on our current National Theme

Extemporaneous Writing See Page 21 of this linked document
Given a topic – write your essay 

Occupational Display (1-2 people) See Page 26 of this linked document
Create a 6 foot by 6 foot display of your trade area!
Show the world what you do visually! (can be static, or use power)

Occupational Scrapbook See Page 28 of this linked document
This scrapbook represents a timeline of your trade,
and your involvement with your program

*Poster See Page 32 of this linked document
Based on current theme, cannot be computer generated

*Promotional Flyer See Page 39 of this linked document
Market SkillsUSA in this 1 page design.
Can be done in any computer program!

Spelling See Page 41 of this linked document
Can you "ABC" with the best of them?

Prepared Speech
Competitior MUST BE in Professional Dress. See Mr. Troxell with questions. In 5 to 7 minutes talk about your program, and "SkillsUSA: Champions at Work, Job-Ready Day One" our current theme

Extemporaneous Speech
Competitior MUST BE in Professional Dress. See Mr. Troxell with questions. Can you talk? Take 5 minutes to prepare on a given leadership topic and make your case!

Customer Service
Competitior MUST BE in Professional Dress. See Mr. Troxell with questions.
We all work with customers, internal & external.
How well do you perform? Show your people skills!

Related Technical Math
How well do you problem solve real-life math problems? Calculators are allowed!

Job Interview
Competitior MUST BE in Professional Dress. See Mr. Troxell with questions. Show your skills for getting a job. You need your resume & super interviewing skills.


SkillsUSA General Information

What is SkillsUSA? 
A national organization serving more than 300,000 high school and college students and professional members enrolled in training programs in technical, skilled, and service occupations, including health occupations.

Where is It?
In high schools and college/technical schools. SkillsUSA has more than a quarter million student members annually, organized into 13,000 chapters and 54 state and territorial associations (including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands).

What's the point of it all?
SkillsUSA prepares America's high performance workers. It provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development. It builds and reinforces self-confidence, work attitudes and communications skills. It emphasizes total quality at work, high ethical standards, superior work skills, life-long education and pride in the dignity of work. SkillsUSA also promotes understanding of the free enterprise system and involvement in community service activities.

Who is involved?
Approximately 14,612 teachers and school administrators serve as professional SkillsUSA members and instructors. More than 1,000 corporations, trade associations and labor unions actively support SkillsUSA on a national level through financial aid, in-kind contributions, and involvement of their people in SkillsUSA activities. Many more work directly with state associations and local chapters.

What else?

SkillsUSA programs include local, state and national competitions in which students demonstrate occupational and leadership skills. During the annual national-level SkillsUSA Championships, more than 4,600 students compete in 80 occupational and leadership skill areas. SkillsUSA programs also help to establish industry standards for job skill training in the classroom.


Interested in becoming a SkillsUSA Officer at the ATC?

Being a SkillsUSA officer at the ATC is an excellent way for you to learn practical lessons in leadership and teamwork. Everyone has a role: committee member, campaign manager, candidate or voter. When everyone participate's, everyone learns.

Officers set the tone of the chapter. By organizing and conducting meetings, organizing committees and carrying out chapter activities you can help make this year at the ATC GREAT! Your enthusiasm is not only important, but also vital. You set the tone and excitement level!

See Mr. Troxell for more information.