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Name Grade Level Category State Only
3-D Visualization & Animation Category 2
Action Skills Category 2
Additive Manufacturing Category 2
Advertising Design Category 2
Architectural Blueprint Reading (SO) Category 3 State Only
Architectural Drafting Category 2
Audio/Radio Production Category 2
Automated Manufacturing Category 2
Automotive Refinishing Technology Category 2
Automotive Service Technology Category 2
Basic Health Care Skills Category 2
Bridge Building (SO) Jr. Div. 9-10th Grades, Sr. Div. 11-12th Grades Category 3 State Only
Broadcast News Category 2
Cabinetmaking Category 2
Career Pathways Showcase Category 2
Carpentry Category 2
Chapter Business Procedure Category 1
Chapter Display Category 2
CNC Milling, Technician, & Turning Category 2
Collision Damage Appraisal Category 2

3-D Visualization & Animation

updated 3/14/22

Students will create 3D models and a short animation for prompt. Students may use any appropriate 3D modeling software (Autodesk Maya, 3DS Max, etc). 

PROMPT: "Unlikely Friends". Create a scene that shows the unique relationship between two unlikely friends.

Required Equipment: Students need to bring their own computers and chargers and licensed Design Program software, surge protectors, extension cord, sketchbook/Notebook, writing tools, and computer mice.

Team Size: team of 2


Action Skills

To evaluate each contestant’s ability to demonstrate and explain an entry-level skill used in the occupational area for which they are training.

Additional Information: Register IEP Students Only

Required Equipment: All materials and equipment needed for the demonstration and resume.


Additive Manufacturing

updated 2/8/22

Note: Design file must be emailed by 4:00 CST on March 25, 2022 to [email protected] Subject line should read ADMNF (FULL NAME) DESIGN.  Click here for 2022 contest guidelines.

Design for 3D printing a project that meets specific criteria that focus on form, fit, and function. This contest will include a written test.

On contest day, students must submit:

  1. Engineering Notebook (see guidelines)
  2. 3D printed design files
  3. Printed part (provided by contest chair day of contest)
  4. Presentation of design

Materials to be Provided by Competitor:

  •  3D design submitted by 4:00 PM Central Time on March 25, 2022 see abobe
  • Computer system with computer design software capable of rendering files in STL or CMB format. Software must be able to operate without network connections to your school.
  • Thumb drive loaded with 3D design
  • Engineering notebook and pencils or pens
  • Presentation

Team Size: team of 2


Advertising Design

updated 3/25/22

Students need to bring their own laptop with charger, licensed software – Adobe (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, PDF reader), surge protector, extension cord, Sketchbook and pens/pencils, optional computer mouse, and optional computer pen tablet.

Written test (15 min)

Competitors will be given their tasks during the competition. The competitors will be given the theme and will then need to create a design for use on t-shirts and hoodies.

Required Equipment: Registrants will supply computer, software and Extension cord


Architectural Blueprint Reading (SO)

updated 1/20/22
The architectural blueprint reading contest will require students to answer questions regarding a provided residential set of house plans. The questions that will be directed to the contestants will come directly from a set of plans which will consist of site plans, foundation plans, framing plans, sections, elevations and electrical plans. The questions will be looking for specific specifications, dimensions, quantities and symbols. Contestant will also be required to measure supplied segments with an architectural scale.

Additional Information: Students will be provided with a blueprint.

Required Equipment: Students will need to bring a pencil, eraser, calculator, Architect’s scale and ruler.


Architectural Drafting

updated 3/14/22
Students will need to bring:
  • Laptops
  • Software including PDF creating software
  • Pen, pencil, Eraser
  • Architectural scale
  • Calculator
  • Pin Drive

Required Equipment: Registrants will supply computer, software and Extension cord

Team Size: limit 4 students per school


Audio/Radio Production

updated 1/21/22
Click here to view 2022 state competition. The Competition tests the participants in news/copy/production/editing/timely preparation. Students will need to bring:
  • Laptop equipped with audio editing software
  • Headphones for direct listening
  • USB drive for submission of finished product
  • Writing tools of your choice (pen/pencil/paper)
  • Digital audio recorder w/audio cable
  • One page typewritten resume (turned in w/audio)
  • Surge-protected power strip

Required Equipment: Registrants will supply computer, software and Extension cord

Team Size: team of 2


Automated Manufacturing

updated 1/20/22

Click here for 2022 guidelines

Additional Information: Please verify your machine uses 120 volt 20 amp electrical service.

Required Equipment: Team will supply computers, Mill and Cords, See guidelines for additional equipment

Team Size: team of 3


Automotive Refinishing Technology

updated 3/1/22

Students will need to bring eye protection, safety shoes/boots, and all other personal safety devices.

Supplied by contestant:

  1. Cartridge respirator – see picture
  2. Spray Gun

One copy of resume

Required Equipment: Students will need to bring eye protection, safety shoes/boots, and all other personal safety devices.


Automotive Service Technology

updated 3/11/22
The contest will consist of diagnosis of a vehicle(s) and written exams of industry knowledge.

Additional Information: (limit 4 students per school)

Required Equipment: Students will need to bring safety glasses and appropriate footwear.


Basic Health Care Skills

updated 2/2/22

Prior to the event each participant should prepare a resume and complete a job application. Here is the application. This can be completed prior to the conpetition. A formal interview will be done with each participant.

Each participant will need to bring materials and equipment they will need to present their 5-7 minute health care topic presentation.

A 50 question quiz will be given to all participants relating to various topics. Prepare general knowledge of isolation, dietary restrictions, completing patient incident reports, basic bed making, prevention of healh care related injuries, safety in the workplace, and activities of daily living.

Each participant will complete basic demonstrations related to hand hygiene, making hospital beds, transferring and ambulation patients. Be prepared during the demonstrations to answer questions related to basic disease processes, human anatomy and Maslow's Hierarchy of needs.


Bridge Building (SO)

updated 2/10/22
Bridges and dimensioned drawings are to be built prior to competition day. Load testing the bridges are conducted the day of competition. There are no specific tasks or tools needed at the day of the competition. Bridges are to be built per bridge building contest regulations. Be sure to review pictures in Section VI (on pages 3 and 4) of contest rules to understand the rod and loading block physical requirements used for loading. Include the contestant entry number, which is assigned during registration, on the drawing and bridge to identify for testing. Bridges are to be checked-in at the bridge building competition site/booth is 8am-10am.


Broadcast News

updated 3/25/22
Contestants will be expected to complete a three-minute newscast. They are expected to turn in their résumés, a digital copy of their newscast (recorded on the Tricaster), a paper copy of their rundown(s), and a paper copy of their script(s).
  1. The competition will be held on the second floor of the Heartland Events Center. Competition will start at 1pm. We will have cameras, a NewTek TriCaster, news desk, lavaliere microphones, communication headsets, audio console and teleprompter
  2. Contestants only need to bring a USB flash drive (16GB minimum) and a hard copy of their resume.
  3. There will NOT be a written test for this competition. There will also NOT be a contest orientation. We will cover everything on the day of the competition. A printer will also be provided to contestants to print off documents.
  4. Contestants will be expected to complete a three-minute newscast. They are expected to turn in their résumés, a digital copy of their newscast (recorded on the Tricaster), a paper copy of their rundown(s), and a paper copy of their script(s).

Team Size: team of 4


Cabinetmaking

updated 3/16/22
Click here for the mandatory Safety Certification. Tools/Equipment each student competitor needs to bring for this contest:
  1. Cordless 3/8 Drill or electrical with 25′ extension cord NEW!!
  2. Phillips #2 bit and smaller drill bits
  3. Claw Hammer
  4. Measuring Tape
  5. Combination Square
  6. Two pencils
  7. 1/32”, 1/16”, 3/32” nail sets
  8. Block plane
  9. Utility knife
  10. Backsaw – Optional
  11. Two hand-screw clamps or two “C” clamps with an opening of at least 8”
  12. One set ¼” – 1” wood chisels
  13. One set of flat-bade and Phillips head screwdrivers and /or handle with interchangeable bits.
  14. Sanding Block
  15. Hand Scraper/cabinet scraper
  16. Four – 24” bar clamps (24 “ opening minimum)
  17. Calculator
  18. Resume – one page

Additional Information: limit 2 students per school. There will be an orientation meeting Thursday evening at 6:30pm


Career Pathways Showcase

updated 1/14/22
Student teams will use their course of study as the basis of a project that will benefit their class, school, community, or industry. The project must highlight an aspect of their career cluster training. Upon completion of the project, the students will develop a display and use it within their community to explain their training and their project. This contest will judge mastery of their training, its application, the project’s benefit to their community, and display and presentation techniques.

Additional Information: Teams should be present from 9am-12pm

Team Size: team of 3


Carpentry

updated 3/25/22

Click here for the mandatory Safety Certification.

Framing and trim exercise according to the national technical standards.

Only the tools on the equipment list are allowed. There should be no sharing of tools or equipment between contestants. Sharing of tools will result in loss of all tool points and may cause disqualification.

Prefabricated saw horses and hard hats are not provided.

Additional Information: limit 4 students per school

Required Equipment: Contestants should bring 25′ extension cord and hard hat. Contestants are to provide their own sawhorses or they may cut materials in a safe manor on the floor.


Chapter Business Procedure

updated 1/14/22
The demonstration will show the correct use of parliamentary procedure while conducting a typical business meeting in accordance with Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised.

Additional Information: (Jr. Div. 9-10th Grades is State Only)

Required Equipment: Students need to bring #2 pencil and writing paper.

Team Size: team of 6


Chapter Display

updated 1/14/22
Design and construct a promotional exhibit that is built around and articulates the SkillsUSA national theme. Displays should be cohesive and well thought out. Follow the national standards on display requirements. Students must present for the duration of the judging as judges may have follow up questions after viewing your exhibit.

Additional Information: All Team members to be interviewed, must be present from 9am-12pm

Team Size: team of 1-3


CNC Milling, Technician, & Turning

Contestants will need to be ready to compete by 8:00am on Friday morning. Each contestant will be required to successfully program a part on the Haas simulator, accurately measure and record the measurements of part gauges using various machine shop tools, and also take a multiple choice exam covering basic machine shop practices. Cumulative scores of the three phases of the contest will determine the winner of the competition.


Collision Damage Appraisal

Contestants demonstrate their ability to perform jobs and skills based on, but not limited to: Virtual appraisals, computerized estimating specific to frontal damage, unibody damage, light mechanical damage, rear damage including quarter panel replacement and total loss evaluations. The overall accuracy and quality of the finished products, efficiency and communication skills will be judged by industry professionals.


Collision Repair Technology

updated 2/15/22
Supplied by contestant:
  • Cartridge-type respirator
  • Safety Glasses
  • Welding helmet
  • Welding respirator
  • Skull caps
  • Welding goggles
  • Welding gloves
  • Welding jacket
  • Tape measure
  • DA Sanders
  • Sanding blocks
  • Hammer & Dollys

Required Equipment: Students will need to bring eye protection, safety shoes/boots, and all other personal safety devices.


Commercial Baking

update 3/16/22

To evaluate each contestant’s preparation for employment in Commercial Baking. Students will be recognized for excellence and professionalism in the commercial baking field.

High School students: Contestants will prepare a muffin, a biscuit or scone, a drop cookie and a single decorated cake layer following a bakery order form. Written test and submit a resume.
College students: Contestants will prepare a mousse as a filling between cake layers, pate a choux filled with pastry cream and dusted with powdered sugar, soft rolls and a two layer decorated cake. Written test and submit a resume.

Students must be in proper uniform or they will be docked points on their final score. Recipes will be provided.

Click here for Tentative Competition Schedule TBA
Click here for  Guidelines
Click here for Tool List

Additional Information: Limit of one contestant per school – send names of 2nd and 3rd to Greg. There will be an orientation meeting Thursday evening at 6:30pm


Community Service

updated 1/14/22
This is your opportunity to showcase the impact your SkillsUSA program is having on your school and community. Students in teams of three will highlight their community service project through a live presentation and notebook, demonstrating their excellence and professionalism in the area of community service. Students will need to bring laptop and adapter for LCD projector if needed.

Additional Information: All Team members to be interviewed

Required Equipment: Students will need to bring laptop and adapter for LCD projector if needed.

Team Size: team of 1-3


Computer Programming

updated 1/14/22
The Computer Programming competition is divided into two parts: a written test and a project to build. The written test will evaluate general knowledge about computers and computer programming. For the project, contestants will be provided with a series of requirements that a program they write will be required to meet. Examples of past project requirements include a college tuition calculator, compound interest calculator, and a personal budgeting application. That program is to be written during the allotted timeframe on the day of competition.

Additional Information: A contestant will have a fixed number of attempts to have their program validated before submission to judges. Aside from meeting requirements, a contestant’s program will be evaluated for other criteria such as completeness, correctness of output, validation of input, internal documentation, efficiency of code, and quality of work. The following are approved programming languages for this year’s competition: Java, C++, Visual Basic, RPG, C#, Python, and Javascript.

Required Equipment: Student will need to bring laptop computer, software, language/programming reference and pencils/paper for test. No online materials will be permitted – this includes Kindles, Nooks, or any other eReader!


Cosmetology

updated 2/1/22
Joseph’s College Cosmetology will be facilitating the Cosmetology competition for the 2022 SkillsUSA Nebraska State Leadership and Skills Conference. The theme for our competition is Red Carpet Updos.  The level of this competition will showcase the participants' technical skills and creative ability. Red Carpet Updos show confidence and a harmonious look that will grab attention; they are truly a work of art. Participants can use hair filler/padding, ornamentation, extensions, and accessories. Mannequins and a Mannequin stand will be provided and ready to go for each participant on the day of the competition.  Participants will be required to supply their own thermal  tools, product, and supplies (see Tools/Equipment List). Participants need to bring a one-page resume with them to the competition. Joseph’s College Cosmetology is awarding 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners with a Tuition Reduction Prize.

Additional Information: Mannequin with stands will be provided.

Required Equipment: All supplies listed in the national standards are required.


Crime Scene Investigation

updated 3/14/22
Click here to view CSI information and the minimum equipment requirements

Additional Information: Limit: 2 teams per school

Team Size: team of 3


Criminal Justice

updated 3/31/22

Click here for 2022 Student Requirements

Scenario 1, Scenario 2, Scenario 3, Scenario 4

Students are encouraged to have their own duty belts and equipment. If they don’t, we will have belts, holsters, cuffs and cuff cases, plastic guns and radios for the students. Other than that, students will need a pencil for test taking and note taking material for Thursday night. Friday, they will have to have a pen and a small notebook for note taking. They should avoid large notebooks or binders for the Friday competition.

Students will be given reading and study assignments prior to the competition and the material will be covered on the written test.

Students will be required to complete a minimum of a 4 hour ride along, or to be a member of a law enforcement explorer post or to have served as an intern in a law enforcement agency. They will be required to bring documentation attesting to the same on Thursday night. They will be directed to discuss and review specific topic areas with the officer(s) they ride along with. These topic areas will relate directly to the test and competition.

Student failure to attend Thursday night will disqualify them for Friday competition. Students will be required to achieve a minimum score on the written test to be eligible for the Friday competition. Students will be required to bring documentation of the ride along or other activity to be eligible for Friday’s competition.


Culinary Arts

updated 3/16/22
Scope of Contest, Culinary Schedule, Clothing Requirement, and Tool/Equipment List for 2022. Click here for High School and here for Post Secondary

Additional Information: There will be an orientation meeting Thursday evening at 6:30pm


Customer Service

updated 3/14/22
You will be provided with a scenario which will prepare you for the questions you’ll encounter when visiting with judges. You will also have a written test.


Cyber Security

The contest is defined by industry standards as determined from elements of the NIST publication “800-181 Cyber Security Workforce Framework.”

Framework categories include:
• Securely Provision (SP)
• Operate and Maintain (OM)
• Protect and Defend (PR)

Contestants will take an examination covering their knowledge of common cyber security tenets as defined by the objectives of CompTIA’s Security+ or ETA’s ITS certifications. The contestants will also work through several skills tasks. The tasks are designed to provide a variety of cyber security challenges based on the recommended best practices of the industry.

Team Size: team of 2


Diesel – Construction – Ag

updated 2/15/22

Contestants will cycle through a minimum of 10 stations, each testing knowledge in the following areas:  Live Engine Technology, Electrical Skills, Hydraulics, Power train Systems, Vehicle Inspections, Basic Brake Systems, A/C Systems, Precision Measuring, Precision Planting Equipment, & General Shop Skills. Each contestant will also perform an "on-site" Job Interview, and will complete written tests for each station.


Diesel Equipment Technology

updated 2/7/22

The Diesel Equipment Technology contest will consist of hands-on test of skills pertaining to theory, application and repair of heavy-duty diesel trucks.

Possible stations that a student may see during the competition are but not limited to:  Diesel Engine Electrical, Diesel Engine Mechanical, PM Maintained, DOT Inspection, Shop Skills, HVAC, Electrical Troubleshooting, Precision Measurement, Job Interview, Wheel End, Manual Transmission / Rear Differential, Hydraulics and Brakes.

Students will need to bring safety glasses, steel toe shoes, and pants.


Digital Cinema

updated 2/7/22

The contest will be divided into three portions: a script or storyboard assignment to be completed in teams of two people, an interview with one or more judges and a short video (four-and-one-half to five minutes in length) that will be filmed and edited on site (meaning all work must be done between contest briefing and designated turn-in-time).

All footage must be acquired after the contest has begun and must be filmed within the area specified by the field assignment.

Click here for Tools/Equipment list.

Team Size: team of 2


Drone 2 Technology - Advanced

updated 2/17/22

Click here to view the 2022 Drone Technology Team Guide for both Basic and Advanced.

Click here for the Needed Equipment and Important Information Guide

Click here for the Drone Study Guide for the written test.

Additional resources:

Drone Power Point Presentation

Airman Knowledge Testing Supplement for Sport Pilot, Recreational Pilot, Remote Pilot and Private Pilot(pdf)

VFR Map

Railroad Drones (Uses, Legal Issues, Solutions, etc.)

Drones that you might consider are: (pictures in the team guide)

  • JJRC H31
  • SYMA X5SW
  • Quadtone Tumbler 2.0
  • Many larger drones have been reduced in price.

.Advanced Challenge Overview

A two-member team brings a prebuilt drone to the competition. During the competition, the team will remotely operate the drone which should be capable of launching and flying two fields as directed by judges. Field One will demonstrate team’s control of the drone.

Advance Challenge Field Two will require first-person view (FPV), also known as remote-person view (RPV), or simply video piloting.

Additional Information: State Only Competition HS Only

Team Size: team of 2


Drone I Technology - Basic

updated 2/17/22

Click here to view the 2022 Drone Technology Team Guide for both Basic and Advanced.

Click here for the Needed Equipment and Important Information Guide

Click here for the Drone Study Guide for the written test.

Additional resources:

Drone Power Point Presentation

Airman Knowledge Testing Supplement for Sport Pilot, Recreational Pilot, Remote Pilot and Private Pilot(pdf)

VFR Map

Railroad Drones (Uses, Legal Issues, Solutions, etc.)

Drones that you might consider are: (pictures in the team guide)

  • JJRC H31
  • SYMA X5SW
  • Quadtone Tumbler 2.0
  • Many larger drones have been reduced in price.

Basic Challenge Overview
A two-member team brings a prebuilt drone to the competition. During the competition, the team will remotely operate the drone which should be capable of launching and flying two fields as directed by judges. One field will demonstrate team’s control of the drone.

Basic Field 2 will ask the team to preload a payload, fly through a gate with a payload, land on a mark, unload the payload, and reload a second payload flying back through the gate for delivery at starting mark.

Additional Information: State Only Competition HS Only

Team Size: team of 2


Early Childhood Education

updated 2/24/22
Click here for the 2019 lesson plan template participants need to bring: a developmentally appropriate book for preschool age children, construction paper, scissors, tape, glue and markers.


Electrical Construction Wiring

updated 3/16/22

Installing electrical equipment, boxes, wiring and supports according to the national technical standards.

Click here to view the required Tool List. There will be no extra tools or equipment available.

 

Additional Information: Coordinator will provide code books and pencils. There will be an orientation meeting Thursday evening at 6:30pm


Engineering Technology

updated 2/9/22

A team of three students demonstrates their ability to design an innovative engineering project and present those ideas along with a display and live model. During the presentation, students are judged on their performance as a professional team, presentation of their project to a panel of judges from the engineering field, their storyboard presentation model, and the overall effect of the presentation.

Team Size: team of 3


Extemporaneous Speaking

updated 2/7/22
The contest requires contestants to give a three- to five-minute speech on an assigned topic with five minutes of advance preparation. Contestants enter the preparation area one at a time, where they are given a speech topic. They are judged on voice, mechanics, platform deportment, organization and effectiveness.

Additional Information: (Jr. Div. 9-10th Grades is State Only)

Required Equipment: Pen or pencil along with a 1-page resume


Firefighting

updated 2/14/22

This competition will be held at City Fire Station #1 at Fonner Park.

The competitors will need to bring.  A set of bunker gear.  This includes a jacket, pants, boots, hood, helmet and gloves.  A set of comfortable workout type clothes and shoes for the physical agility test.  And a nice shirt and pants for the interview process. 

Please review the note from the contest coordinatior before the competition.


First Aid/CPR

updated 3/16/22
Students will also perform a first aid skill of either bleeding control or the use of an epinephrine pen. Students will have a total of 15 Minutes to complete the station once the first scenario is read. Students will have time to look over any equipment in the room before beginning. All first aid equipment needed will also be provided by the coordinator. Please study Adult and infant CPR as well as bleeding control and when to apply a tourniquet. Students also need to know how to properly dispose of an epinephrine pen. Students will pick from a card to find out which scenario they will have to perform, which means, they need to be knowledgeable in all four situations. Students are to wear comfortable clothing such as nice jeans, comfortable shirt, and tennis shoes. They will be getting on the floor to perform tasks. Students may want to tie long hair back.

Additional Information: You must have approved certifications in CPR/AED & First Aid with you to turn in at the contest in order to compete


Health Knowledge Bowl

updated 2/10/22

Tests teams of students on their collective knowledge within the healthcare system. Teams are judged on accuracy of answering questions in a variety of categories including:  anatomy and physiology; medical terminology, healthcare procedures, healthcare systems; employability skills; legal responsibility; ethics; safety practices; current events related to Healthcare; communication and teamwork.

Required Equipment: 60 sheets of paper 8 1/2" x 11", a number of black and/or blue pens, pencils and black markers, a calculator (not on cell phone) and each member must have a 1-page resume.

Team Size: team of 4


Heavy Equipment - State Only

updated 3/16/22
Contestants will be tested on two or more construction simulators for skill attainment. Excavator and Haul Truck operations skills test will include proceedures performed on a job site.


HVACR

updated 2/7/22

The contest includes a series of testing stations designed to assess skills identified by industry HVACR standards. Industry equipment used during the workstations portion of the contest may include but is not limited to: ice machines, refrigerated display cases, small package HVAC units, furnaces and split-system air conditioning and/or heat pump units and geothermal units.

Required Equipment: Safety glasses, gloves, 1-Page Resume and hand-held calculator (no cell phones)


Industrial Motor Control

updated 4/4/22
Students will need to interpret information necessary to repair a ladder diagram so they can wire a motor starter/ contactor based on the drawing. Students will need to bring their electrical pouch tools which must include screwdrivers, terminating screwdrivers, wire strippers, multimeter, tape measure, level, pencil, safety glasses, and gloves, electrical rated boots and hard hat and cordless drill with Phillips’s bit. Please also bring wire labels. A contest shirt and identification badge should be provided to wear to the contest.


Information Technology Services

updated 1/20/22
The contest is defined by industry standards as determined from elements of the CompTIA A+ including elements of Network+ and Security+ guides. There will be a written/online exam with 50 questions covering all areas of the standards in the A+ exam. Three additional hands on stations will cover identification of tools and equipment, hands on technical problem resolution, and a help desk interview covering customer service, troubleshooting and issue resolution. Coordinator will provide laptops, desktop, hand tools, and computer parts.

Required Equipment: Students need to bring pencil and scratch paper


Internetworking

updated 3/15/22

The contest focuses on testing the networking knowledge and hands-on ability of the competitors. 

The written portion tests the student’s complete knowledge of internetworking concepts. The hands-on component demonstrates the abilities of the contestant to make cables, trouble shoot network systems. Part three will be a case study of network design.

Required Equipment: Safety glasses. Can bring own crimper and tester but they will be provided.


Job Interview

update 3/3/22

Each individual will have an opportunity to compete in a Job Interview and will need to submit a resume and application prior to the competition for the specific position below. Students should also bring resume and references to the competition. Judges will provide resume and interview feedback to the students upon completion of the interview.

****Any application and resume received after March 14, 2022 will receive a deduction in their score****

Here is the job description:

Direct Support Professional

Are you interested in making a difference in someone’s life? We have the position for you and are looking for a full-time or part time, Direct Support Professional. We are looking for individuals who have the desire to enrich the lives of people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Responsible for providing training, assistance, and support in the community and home settings.

Full time hours Monday - Friday from 7:30 AM- 4PM and some weekends as schedule. Part time hours will vary and will be nights and weekends. Advancement opportunities are available!

Must be in high school working on a diploma or have HS Diploma or GED and be 16 years of age with a valid driver's license.

Great benefits package for full-time employees!

401(k), 401(k) matching, Dental insurance, Employee assistance program, Employee discount, Flexible schedule, Flexible spending account, Health insurance, Health savings account, Life insurance, Paid time off, Vision insurance. Position closes on March 14, 2022.

Email fillable PDF application and resumes to [email protected] with the subject as: "2022 (Your full name) Resume" by March 14, 2022.

Additional Information: Students should also bring resume and references to the competition. Sponsor to review feedback with student after competition.


Job Skills Demo

updated 1/21/22

Contestants demonstrate and explain an entry-level skill used in the occupational area for which they are training.

Competitors in Job Skill A:  Must demonstrate a career objective in an occupational area that is included in one of the contest areas of the SkillsUSA Championships.

Competitors in Job Skill Open:  Any technical skill may be demonstrated, from outside the training program of the participant.

Additional Information: (see Technical Standards)


Masonry

update 2/7/22

Build a masonry wall using the design provided during competition.

Block, brick, mortar, and mortar boards will be provided.

Additional Information: Contestants should also bring a one-page resume.

Required Equipment: Student will need to bring one trowel, two levels (24″&48″), One “S” 3/8″ jointer, brick hammer, two 6-foot folding rules (1 modular & 1 standard), one brush one brick chisel, and pencil.


Mechatronics

updated 2/17/22

High School Contest:

All events are time limited.

Written Test: The test will cover areas in Electronics, Pneumatics, Hydraulics, Electrical control systems and Mechanical.

Build to Print:  The contestants will do 2 builds.  The contestants will be given a diagram, a box of parts and a description to build from.  Build one is a pure pneumatic circuit.  Build 2 is an electro pneumatic circuit.  Component Types: Cylinders, Pneumatic Valves, Electro Pneumatic Valves, Flow controls, Sensors, Pushbuttons, Selector Switches, Limit Switches, Relays, AND Logic, Or Logic, etc.

Trouble shooting:  The contestants will be given a prebuilt machine with a fault in it.  The Contestant will have to diagnose the problem and explain how they fixed the fault.

College Contest:  

Contestants will assemble, program and commission a Festo MPS Station within a specified time frame.  Contestants will provide their own PLC/PAC with 16 24vdc digital Inputs and 16 24vdc Outputs.  They will need to source 2 Syslink cables capable of connecting the PLC/PAC to the Festo MPS station.  Coordinator can provide day of contest if needed.  Contestant will need to provide their own programming device for their PLC/PAC.    

Required Equipment: All students will need to bring safety glasses. College students only: PLC/PAC - 24vdc 16 digital Inputs,16 digital Outputs and a programming device. 2-I/O Syslink cables connection for use with Festo MPS Stations.

Team Size: team of 2


Medical Assisting

updated 1/20/22
There will be 5 parts of the contest.
  1. Medical Assisting Written exam
  2. Medical asepsis hand washing skills
  3. Measuring adult pulse
  4. Measuring adult blood pressure
  5. Interview, resume, references

Required Equipment: Students will need to bring a working stethoscope, watch with second hand, resume with references, pencil/pen and paper to record vital signs, and patient to do vital signs on


Medical Math

updated 2/24/22
Contestants demonstrate their knowledge of general math concepts used in the healthcare fields. They complete a written test that may include the use of ratio/proportion, dosage calculation, metric and household equivalents, Roman numerals, abbreviations, and general math including percentages, among other medical math-related problems.

Required Equipment: Students need to bring calculator (not smart phone) and pencils.


Medical Terminology

updated 3/7/22
To evaluate the knowledge of medical terminology and abbreviations of an individual preparing for employment in the health occupations fields.

Required Equipment: Be sure to bring a couple of pencils


Metric 500 (SO)

updated 3/28/22
Contestants will build a CO2 car to state specifications – the car will be raced once with the top 8 times advancing to a competition – best times move forward – must include a detailed drawing plan of the car – required for judging – overall winner will be graded on plans, appearance and speed. Cars can be checked in Thursday night from 5:30-7 pm.

Additional Information: limit 4 students per school


Mobile Robotics Technology

updated 3/31/22
Posted on the national website 11/1/21 The 2022-2023 Mobile Robotics Contest Project/Challenge for this year and this should help teams prepare.

Additional Information: Limit 2 teams per school

Required Equipment: Teams will bring robot – this is a Closed VEX competition – not Open

Team Size: team of 2


Motorcycle Service Technology

The contest will consist of a written test and hands-on testing of basic industry knowledge in motorcycle repair. Contestants will need to bring:

  • Safety glasses
  • DVOM meter
  • Pencil(s), calculator, and note pad.


National T-Shirt Design

updated 3/28/22

On the day of competition, students should bring a resume and be prepared for a 5-7 minute oral presentation of concept of design and be able to answer questions.

This is the national competition. The national winner will go on to compete at nationals and the design will be worn by the Nebraska delegation at the next national conference. This is different from the state competition which is voted by our delegates, awarded a state medal and the design will be worn at the next state conference.

Students will need to submit a 8×11 rendering of the t-shirt design to [email protected] with the subject line as: 2022 National Design (Your full name) by April 4th.


Nursing Assisting

updated 1/26/2022

The Nursing Assisting competition will evaluate each contestant’s preparation for employment in the field of nurse assisting by providing a resume, CPR certification card, meeting the clothing requirement, complete a written knowledge exam, skill performance of patient transfer from wheelchair to commode, skills performance of emergency response to choking, skills performance of interview skills, and skills performance of  vital signs and intake and output measurement for a client.  

Required Equipment: Student will need to bring a resume, pencil, small notebook and their CPR card.


Opening & Closing Ceremonies

updated 1/14/22
Contestants must be in official SkillsUSA dress as described in the Technical Standards.  All other equipment will be provided.

Team Size: team of 7


Photography

updated 1/20/22

Additional Information: Limit: 3 per school. The photography competition will consist of a multiple choice test, image review of 2 portfolio images, and a creative photoshop field exercise. The test will cover photo history, basic camera parts/descriptions, camera settings, lighting (both natural and flash), a variety of photography equipment, exposure/metering, as well as composition and design both in camera and in Photoshop. Each contestant must be able to shoot RAW images using Manual mode on their camera.

Required Equipment: Registrants will supply a fully functioning DSLR camera, an external flash unit for camera, extra batteries for both your camera and flash, pencil(s) for the test, laptop computer with photoshop software, a blank USB/card reader/and camera USB cable, a brief resume of your photographic background & skills, camera laptop charging cables/devices, two mounted images for print competition, and an extension cord.


Pin Contest

Pin designs are pre-screened and then voted by our delegates, awarded a state medal and the design will be worn at the next national conference.

Additional Information: State Only 2022-23


Plumbing

updated 2/11/22
Vent and Drains for a stool and lav in pvc water piping in copper set a stool and wall hung lav Contestants will need to bring: 2022 Tool and Clothing List


Power Equipment Technology

updated 3/16/22

Click here for 2022 Tool List & Scope
Click here for 2022 Time Schedule
Click here for Resume Example

Additional Information: There will be an orientation meeting Thursday evening at 6:00pm


Precision Machining Technology SO

updated 3/16/22

This competition is at Career Pathways Institute.
Written test of general shop knowledge, converting fractions to decimals-NO calculators on test. Precision measuring test with test blocks, manual mill and manual lathe project. Turning, milling, drilling and tapping included.

Coordinator will bring measuring and cutting tools.

Additional Information: State Only Contest – HS and C/T. There will be an orientation meeting Thursday evening at 5:30pm

Required Equipment: Students will need to bring safety glasses.


Prepared Speech

1/20/22
The topic to be addressed by contestants is our theme, “SkillsUSA: United as One.” 2022 SkillsUSA Nebraska Competition Theme


Promotional Bulletin Board

updated 1/14/22
Create a clear promotional board which promotes the national theme, organization, career and technical education, and related occupational information. Bulletin boards should be creative, organized, well constructed and informative. The bulletin board should follow one cohesive theme and be well thought out. Students must present for the duration of the judging as judges may have follow-up questions regarding your bulletin board. The topic to be addressed by contestants in the 2022 SkillsUSA Promotional Bulletin Board competitions is our theme, “SkillsUSA: United as One.”

Additional Information: All team members must be present from 9am-12pm to be interviewed

Required Equipment: bring board support device

Team Size: team of 1-3


Quiz Bowl

updated 4/4/22

Here are the 2022 Guidelines. Theres are an additive to the SkillsUSA Quiz Bowl competition rules, as well as the official tournament schedule.

2022 bracket has been assembled randomly.

Additional Information: Limit - 1 HS team per school

Required Equipment: Please see the SkillsUSA Nebraska Dress Requirements for approved dress code options.

Team Size: team of 5


Restaurant Service

Contestants are tested on skills required in the “front of the house” of a fine restaurant. The focus is on guest service and guest relations in the dining room including: table set up; greeting guests; reservations procedures; presentation of menus; description of food, drinks, soups and specials of the day; taking orders; serving each course and clearing the table after each course; and preparation and presentation of the check and closing remarks. Contestants are judged on personal appearance, tableside manner, professionalism, ease with guests, courtesy, general knowledge and technical and verbal skills.

Students will need to bring a pen, pencil, calculator, table crumber, lighter, and wine key.


Robotics: Urban Search & Rescue

updated 1/20/2022

The 2022 Robotics: Urban Search & Rescue Challenge: Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) enables students to create a mobile robot like those employed by emergency service personnel (fire, police, military). The robot is designed to secure an area by locating, neutralizing, moving, and disposing of explosive materials. The demand for designers, skilled technicians, and manufacturing workers who are fluent in mechanical design and electrical systems and highly skilled in troubleshooting and maintenance of robotic systems is projected to continue to grow. The current generation of students is expected to take artificial intelligence and robotics into the evolving world of emergency services, finding new ways to help trained personnel react more quickly and effectively. Therefore, it is imperative that our future labor force be on the leading edge of current and emerging technologies and possess the technical and team skills necessary to maintain industry leadership in design, manufacture, maintenance, and operation of life‐saving robotic equipment.

A two-member team builds a robot and arm mechanism prior to the competition and then, during the competition, remotely operates the robot. The robot should be capable of locating, grabbing, and moving simulated ordnances on the challenge course. This remotely operated vehicle (ROV) must traverse the course, locate the ordnances, secure them, and properly dispose of them. Each team will perform one round of competition consisting of a time limited mission to locate and dispose of two ordnances. See the Urban Search and Rescue Challenge Team Guide here.

Additional Information: Teams should review the Urban Search and Rescue Challenge Team Guide

Required Equipment: Teams will bring robot w/ camera and remote controller, completed Engineering notebook, safety glases, toolbox w/spare parts, and a pen/pencil for test.

Team Size: team of 2


Sheet Metal

updated 2/7/22

Contestants are tested on their ability to perform such jobs as connecting sheet metal pieces with drive cleats, spot welding and riveting. Skills tested may include, but are not limited to, straight duct, transition fitting and 45-degree entry tap fitting. Professional sheet metal workers judge contestants on the use of hand tools, correctness of layout and shop safety procedures. Contestants will be judged on accuracy, completeness, and craftsmanship. Click here for tool list.


T-Shirt Design State Only

Nebraska - State Only Standards

Students will need to submit a 8x11 rendering of the t-shirt design

Additional Information: State T-Shirt 2023


Team Engineering Challenge

update 2/9/22

This contest is designed to evaluate and recognize outstanding students for excellence and professionalism in creative- and criticalthinking skills and the decision-making process needed to solve a problem. The contest is intended to foster creativity, innovation, teamwork and problem-solving skills. Team Engineering Challenge

Additional Information: Must Qualify as 1st or 2nd Place at MS Conference

Team Size: 3


TeamWorks

Click here for the 2019 project. Click here for the 2019 Tool List (Last updated 3/29/19) Click here for the tentative Competition Schedule Click here for the mandatory Safety Certification. Sampson Construction will be conducting interviews on Thursday, April 11. Exact interview times will be announced after the kickoff meeting. The intent of the interview is to introduce your team, team qualifications and why should you build our project.

  • Each team has 5-7 minutes to present
  • Electronic presentations are not allowed, such as a PowerPoint
  • Each team member is expected to speak
  • Following the presentations there will be Q&A for 3-5 minutes

Additional Information: limit 1 team per school/section C/T. There will be an orientation meeting Thursday evening at 6:30pm

Team Size: team of 4


Technical Computer Applications

Contestants will be expected to demonstrate installation, configuration and use of Windows, Mac OSX and Linux Professional Operating Systems and one or more integrated office suite packages including email, word processing, spreadsheet applications, database applications, web page development, money management applications, presentations applications, internet browser applications, etc. The use of Open source software such as OpenOffice will be preferable. Microsoft Office and other integrated office suites could be used. The utilization of instant messaging, collaboration and social networking software will be required during the contest. Contestants will be expected to perform in teams while demonstrating individual technical skills. The contest will include an oral presentation demonstrating the student’s ability to communicate with others, a hands-on skills demonstration, and a one-hour time allotted written examination.


Technical Drafting

updated 4/1/22
Contestants will be responsible for creating an assembly drawing complete with appropriate views, balloons, and Bill of Materials. Multiple Detail Drawings will be required to accompany the assembly drawing. Detail Drawings will require appropriate orthographic views, annotations, notes, and tolerances in accordance with ANSI and ASME standards. A maximum of 4 text books may be used for reference during the competition. Jump (USB) file storage will be required for printing. A written exam of approximately 100-multiple choice questions will accompany the drawing portion of the contest. Students will need to bring their own computer with CAD software, scientific calculator, and mechanical pencil with lead. Students should test print a .pdf from their CAD system on Thursday night from 4-6 pm when setting up their computers.

Additional Information: limit 4 students per school

Required Equipment: Registrants will supply computer, software and Extension cord


Technical Team Problem Solving

updated 3/25/22

Your Team will work together to design and build their own bridge out of glue and popsicle sticks. You will then test the bridge using weights to its weight capacity. You must build the bridge with the provided materials. You will have 25 minutes to design your structure using the engineering design process and then 30 minutes to build the structure with the provided materials. 

Additional Information: limit 1 team per school

Required Equipment: Teams need to bring a ruler or tape measure, hot glue gun, 3 glue sticks no longer than 4 inches long, and a writing utensil

Team Size: team of 3-5


Television/Video Production

updated 2/10/22
Students should bring their own computer with their favorite video editing software pre-installed (preferred is Adobe premiere pro). Please view the Video Production competition notes as there are things that must be completed prior to the competition.

Team Size: team of 2


Web Design

updated 1/24/22
Click to view the 2022 Web Design guidelines.

Required Equipment: Contestants will supply laptop w/charger, software and a resume

Team Size: team of 2


Welding (High School)

updated 3/31/22

Contestants will be evaluated though welding knowledge and skill performance assessments in accordance with industry standards. All drawings, welding symbols and welding terms conform to the latest edition of the American Welding Society (AWS) standards. A written exam will be given on topics including safety, mathematics, print reading and general knowledge as it pertains to welding. 

Click here the 2022 Welding HS details
Click here for the 2022 State Welding HS Standards and Compentencies.

Click here for Schedule

Additional Information: 64 Total Welders - Limit of one HS Welder – send names of 2nd and 3rd welders to SkillsUSA Nebraska. This will be at CCC-GI CIT Bldg. There will be an orientation meeting Thursday evening at 6:30pm


Welding (Post-Secondary)

updated 4/1/22

Click here for Competition Specs.

Click here for the GTAW modification information.

 

​Skill Performance
The skill performance assessment may include: steel project(s), aluminum project(s), stainless steel project(s) in various positions using a variety of filler metals. Contestants will be involved in a series of stations testing various aspects of welding.

Knowledge Performance
The contest includes a written knowledge exam that assesses welding and associated topics including safety, math for welders and print reading.

​Students must bring lead pencil and ballpoint pen to orientation. Failure to submit a resume will result in a 30 point penalty.

​All tools/equipment listed in the national technical standards are required except: 6 inch side cutting pliers or diagonal cutting pliers, friction lighter (striker) and tip cleaner.

Additional Information: 32 Total Welders. There will be an orientation meeting Thursday evening at 6:30pm


Welding Art Sculpture

updated 1/24/22

The contest consists of three parts (see sculpture & notebook requirements):

  1. Evaluation of the sculpture
  2. Notebook
  3. Interview & QA session


Welding Fabrication

updated 3/25/22

3-person teams will be given a detailed blueprint and steel material to make a completed project within a 3-hour time period. Some of the project parts are premade, the team will make parts too via OA cutting and mechanical cutting with angle grinder/cutoff wheel. Parts are assembled, tack welded and final welded via GMAW & SMAW weld processes (post-secondary includes GTAW DC- process). The individuals must know how to read and interpret blueprint drawings & weld symbols. Utilizing a tape measurer, square, protractor and skills in welding with GMAW (MIG) & SMAW (E7018, E6011) are crucial. GTAW (TIG) for post-secondary is needed as well. Skill in safely utilizing an angle grinder with grinding disc, cutoff disc, & sanding disc for metal finishing is also critical. Knowing how to drill holes in steel is important. Teamwork and time management is paramount to a successful team. Safe shop practice must be employed, at all times.

​There will be a multiple choice test for welding fabrication knowledge administered the evening prior to hands-on competition.

Hints to a potential winning team:

The key to this contest is individual skill of the various welding, cutting, fabrication disciplines, team skills, and team management. The highest scoring teams have best team management that translates to TIME MANAGEMENT. Organization of assignment of skills to the various points and stages of project build is imperative. We do NOT expect all teams to finish or submit a completed project at conclusion of work time allotted. Those teams that are able to complete the project get the highest grade in Team Management/Cooperation category.

Fit & Finish of submitted project carries a higher grade scoring category. AKA Quality of Finished Project

Drawing/Blueprint of project and picture of finished project. Teams need to bring their own printout of the blueprint to the competition.

​Click here for UPDATED Tool AND Material List for Skills Weld Fab 2022.

 

Additional Information: One Team per school. There will be an orientation meeting Thursday evening at 6:30pm

Required Equipment: Teams to bring their own printout of the blueprint on day of competition

Team Size: team of 3