SkillsUSA Student Info

SkillsUSA @ the ATC


Important Dates:

District 1 Skills Competitions
Starts January 2, 2020

District 1 Skills Leadership Competitions
The SkillsUSA District 1 Leadership Contests will be held 
Thursday Feb. 13 at the Norfolk Tech Center
1330 N Military Hwy, Norfolk, VA 23502
from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. 

District 1 Awards Ceremony 
Wednesday March 4, 2020 at the
Southampton County Tech Center

23350 Southampton Pkwy, Courtland, VA 23837
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

IF YOU ARE GOING TO COMPETE at the District Competition on Thursday, Feb. 13 YOU MUST e-mail Mr. Troxell ASAP with your name, class (include AM/PM) and contest you wish to participate in.  Thank you!

SkillsUSA: Champions at Work
I'm Ready

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)

For Competitions marked with an asterisk *
students DO NOT have to be present at the competition on Feb. 13.
Entries must be turned in BEFORE that date to Mr. Troxell

Prepare in advance your essay on our current National Theme

Extemporaneous Writing
Given a topic – write your essay 

Occupational Display (1-2 people)
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)

Based on current theme, cannot be computer generated

*Promotional Flyer
Market SkillsUSA in this 1 page design.
Can be done in any computer program!

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, I'm Ready" 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

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

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.