“SkillsUSA: Our Time is Now”
SkillsUSA Wisconsin is heading back to Madison, WI, April 25th-26th, 2023, for the 50th annual State Leadership and Skills Conference (SLSC). SLSC is a showcase of career and technical education students and more than 2,000 individuals including students, teachers, and industry partners are expected to participate in the event.
Date: April 25th and April 26th, 2023
Location: Alliant Energy Center & Madison Area Technical College
Registration: The registration fee includes lunch on Wednesday, sessions, vendors, materials, and supplies. To register, go to the national registration website.
For more information, including instructions on how to book your conference housing within the SkillsUSA hotel block, click here to download the 2023 registration packet.
Local Advisor Procedures and Responsibilities (WLSC 1B Form)
Cancellation/Substitution (WLSC 8 Form)
|IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINES|
|Registration opens||February 6th, 2023|
|Registration closes||March 1st, 2023|
|SkillsUSA membership deadline (Any student registered as a member after March 1st will not be eligible to compete at nationals even if they are state winners.)||March 1st, 2023|
|State officer candidate application packet due||April 1st, 2023|
|Registration of state officers, state officer candidates, and voting delegates (max 2) due||April 1st, 2023|
|Deadline for contestant substitutions||April 7th, 2023|
|State Leadership & Skills Conference fees due||April 25th, 2023|
|Check-in (Alliant Energy Center – Hall D – Box Office)|
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
|April 25th, 2023|
- Pay special attention to the contest updates found in the registration packet. For example, there are a few new contests and the State Pin Design Contest has changed.
- The following contests occur at MATC Madison: Architectural Drafting, Automotive Refinishing Technology, Computer Programming, Collision Repair Technology, Electronics Technology, Information Technology Services, Precision Machining Technology, Technical Drafting, and Welding (High School).
- The hands-on portion of the Culinary Arts contest will be held on April 14th at Waukesha County Technical College and requires a separate registration. This event is not free, but invoices will be associated with the later State Conference. Advisors of competitors will need to register their students for the Culinary Arts contest and the State Conference. The Culinary Arts written exam will take place at the State Conference.
- The contest matrix is an evolving document in that there are some contests that are pending. We wanted to provide you with the best, most current information we could at this time.
- All contestants must turn in a copy of their resume at their contest briefing.
- Click here to review the official dress poster. Additional information regarding official dress can be found on individual technical standards documents.
- For the state competition, black tennis shoes will be accepted for leadership and occupational contests.
|CONTEST NOTES||BE SURE TO REVIEW THE CONTEST TECHNICAL STANDARDS DOCUMENT FOR CONTEST REQUIREMENTS ALONG WITH ANY EMAILS THAT WERE SENT TO THE ADVISOR BY THE CONTEST CHAIR. |
THE FOLLOWING LIST OF NOTES IS NOT INCLUSIVE OF ALL CONTEST INFORMATION THAT MAY HAVE BEEN SENT OUT.
|3D Printing & Design||Contest guidelines will be emailed to the advisors of registered students from email@example.com.|
|Additive Manufacturing||Contest details will be released shortly to all advisors of registered students. Model files will be due 1-2 weeks before the contest date and then judged at SLSC. Students can bring their own printed files, but we will also offer to print them and bring them to SLSC. There will be a written test. Students are allowed to share a computer with their teammates.|
|Advertising Design||An email was sent to advisors on 4/21. Remember to bring a laptop with design software, ideally Adobe Suite, but you may use others.|
|Architectural Drafting||Be sure to reference the email sent to advisors on April 18th. Architectural software of choice. School-owned computers must be set up to operate the software of choice independent of the school’s network. Test the software off the school network before attending!|
|Automated Manufacturing Technology||Part 1 will take place pre-conference. You will receive a package in the mail to prepare part 1.|
|Automotive Maintenance & Light Repair||Advisors of registered students have been emailed with login information for Shop Key to help you prepare for the Electronic Service Information contest station. An email with additional information was sent on 4/11.|
|Automotive Service Technology||Advisors of registered students have been emailed with login information for Shop Key to help you prepare for the Electronic Service Information contest station. An email with additional information was sent on 4/11.|
|Barbering||A contest update has been emailed to advisors of registered students.|
|Cabinetmaking||An informational packet has been emailed to advisors of registered students. Packages will be sent out by March 25th. Packages must be returned to the chair postmarked by April 21st.|
|Carpentry||Click here for more information on the Carpentry contest.|
|Chapter Display||The topic to be addressed is the theme, “SkillsUSA: Our Time is Now.”|
|CNC 2-Axis Turning Programmer||Part 1 will take place pre-conference. You will receive a package in the mail to prepare part 1.|
|C02 Dragster||Click here for the C02 Dragster technical standards.|
|CNC 3-Axis Milling Programmer||Part 1 will take place pre-conference. You will receive a package in the mail to prepare part 1.|
|Community Service||Two hard copies of your materials, in a binder, are required to be turned in to the judges.|
|Computer Programming||Advisors of registered students were sent an email on April 20th.|
|Commercial UAV Drone||Remember to bring fully charged batteries to your scheduled flight time.|
|Cosmetology||A contest update and sample phone conversation have been emailed to advisors of registered students.|
|Crime Scene Investigation||This contest is on April 21st at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Green Bay.|
|Culinary Arts||The hands-on portion will occur on April 14th at Waukesha County Technical College. The written test will take place at SLSC.|
|Electronics Technology||Be sure to reference the email sent to advisors on April 18th.|
|Electrical Construction Wiring||Click here for more information on the Electrical Construction Wiring contest. Don’t forget your supplies (wire, staples…).|
|Engineering Technology-Design||Advisors of registered students were sent an email on April 17th.|
|Entrepreneurship||An electronic copy of the business plan and resumes are due to the chairperson by April 21st. Then, you will turn in two hard copies, in a binder, during your contest briefing.|
|Industrial Motor Control||This contest is on April 14th at Moraine Park Technical College.|
|Industrial Robotics||New for 2023! For more information, contact chair Mike Dietrich, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Technical standards for this state-only competition can be found at the bottom of this page. Advisors received an information email with your scheduled competition time on April 18th.|
|Information Technology Services||Remember your laptop with a camera, headphones, charger, and a modern internet browser. Be sure to review the content on the link that was sent to advisors of registered students on April 11th.|
|Job Interview||Advisors of registered students were sent an email on April 19th with a link to review the rubric ahead of time. Bring six copies of your resume for this contest. Don’t forget a pen to fill out your job application.|
|Mechatronics||The hands-on portion of this contest will take place on April 19th at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. The written test will take place on April 26th.|
|Photography||Click here for more information on the Photography contest.|
|Pin Design||Pin designs are due at the conference. Reference national technical standards for guidelines.|
|Precision Machining Technology||Click here for more information on the Precision Machining Technology contest. From the chairperson: “We are running the contest as last year. The CAM programming portion will be with either Esprit or Master-Cam. No substitutes and no student can bring their own laptop with other software.”|
|Prepared Speech||The topic to be addressed is the theme, “SkillsUSA: Our Time is Now.”|
|Promotional Bulletin Board||The topic to be addressed is the theme, “SkillsUSA: Our Time is Now.”|
|Robotics: Urban Search & Rescue||Click here for the Wisconsin Robotics: Urban Search & Rescue website.|
|Screen Printing Technology||Students will print 5 two color shirts of a design picked by the judges. Students will do all screen work at their individual school and then print on contest day. No ink should be on the screen prior to the contest.|
|Sheet Metal||The technical committee would like to emphasize the need for trammel points or a beam divider. Students will have to draw a 16″ arc. We will have some at the competition, but if you have your own that would be preferred. This will allow the students to use them to complete the layout the night before the competition.|
|TeamWorks||An email was sent to the advisors of registered students with the supply list and another email with the two-day build schedule.|
|Technical Drafting||Advisors of registered students have been sent an email from the contest chair.|
|Television (Video) Production||This contest is taking place virtually on April 14th.|
|Welding||High School: Click here for contest information.|
The post-secondary contest takes place at Blackhawk Technical College.
|Welding Fabrication||High School: Prints were emailed to advisors on 4/4/23.|
The post-secondary contest takes place at Madison College in Fort Atkinson.
|Welding Sculpture||Be sure to review the email that was sent on 4/18 outlining the notebook requirements.|
|Woodworking Display||The technical standards for this state-only contest are at the bottom of this page.|