Competitions and Technical Standards

2024 SkillsUSA WI Matrix
SkillsUSA General Regulations

State Competitions

The following competitions are offered at the annual State Leadership & Skills Competition.

For a description of each competition, click here.

Be sure to reference the registration portal for final verification that the contest is indeed being offered this competition year. Unless noted as “state only”, all competitions have the opportunity to advance to the national competition.

State-Only Contests (These contests do not advance to the national competition.)

– 3-D Printing and Design  (state only)
– Additive Manufacturing
– Advertising Design
– American Spirit
– Architectural Drafting
– Audio/Radio Production 
– Automated Manufacturing – Technology

 Automotive Service Technology
– Barbering 

– Broadcast News Production
– Cabinetmaking
– Carpentry
– CNC Milling Technology
– CNC Turning 

– CO2 Dragster (state only)
– Collision Damage Appraisal 

– Collision Repair Technology
– Community Service
– Computer Programming 
– Cosmetology 
Crime Scene Investigation 

– Criminal Justice

– Culinary Arts
– Diesel Equipment Technology
– Digital Cinema Production
– Electrical Construction Wiring
– Electronics Technology
– Engineering Technology/Design
– Entrepreneurship
– Extemporaneous Speaking
– Facilithon
– First Aid/CPR
– Industrial Robotics (state only)
– Information Service Technology
– Job Interview
– Job Skill Demonstration A
– Job Skill Demonstration Open
– Marine Service Technology
– Masonry
– Mechatronics 
– Medical Math 
– Medical Terminology 
– Model Rocketry (state only)

– Motorcycle Service Technology
– Opening and Closing Ceremonies
– Photography
– Pin Design
– Power Equipment Technology
– Precision Machining Technology (now called CNC Technician) (state only)
– Prepared Speech
– Promotional Bulletin Board
– Related Technical Math
– Robotics and Automation
– Robotics: Urban Search & Rescue
– Screen Printing Technology
– Sheet Metal
– Team Engineering Challenge
– TeamWorks
– Technical Drafting
– Television (Video) Production
– T-Shirt Design
– Web Design
– Welding
– Welding Fabrication
– Welding Sculpture
– Woodworking Display (state only)
– Woodworking Display – $0-$50
– Woodworking Display – $51-$149
– Woodworking Display – over $150

Technical Standards

The SkillsUSA Championships Technical Standards are the official rules and guides for each competition that’s part of the SkillsUSA Championships. Reviewed and revised as necessary each year, a competition’s technical standards include an overview of the competition, lists of technical skills and knowledge required, clothing requirements, equipment lists, and more.

Rules for state and local events may vary from the national guidelines, but most state competitive events are modeled after the national technical standards. As a free membership benefit, SkillsUSA professional members (our instructors and advisors) receive the current SkillsUSA Championships Technical Standards for all competitions when they have submitted a current and accurate email address with their membership details. State-only competition technical standards are listed below.

Current SkillsUSA professional members: Watch the video below to learn how to access the SkillsUSA Championships Technical Standards as part of your professional member benefits package. Not yet a professional member? Learn how to join and why.

Check out the video below to learn more about the Facilithon – Leadership in Facility Management contest!