District 04 Information and Documents

Your District Coordinator for District Four is Derick Simpson. He can be reached at: district4@skillsusatx.org.  Your District Director for District Four is Amy Baxmann.

Your Teacher Advisory Committee representative for District Four is Shawndelle Harrington and she can be reached at: sharrington@gormanisd.net

Your Board of Directors regional representatives are: Victor Ramirez, varamirez0906@gmail.com and  Nathan VanRyn, nvanryn@c-isd.com

Please make sure you are joining your district’s advisor group on Signal App. Each district has its own page where advisors and the state office can connect without students. First, you download the app and request to join the D4 Advisor group a group admin will need to approve your request. Join the group here: https://signal.group/#CjQKIPl-gLY9yl8Q7Dj-Vw1UwSb7Q6lcQ5a-yeKdvmlxanU0EhCAjhmyJLvCwhqJkYGxrrGw

2024 District4 Officer Application

2024 Advisor of the Year Texas Application D4

2024 D4 Outstanding Member Application

Number of Voting Delegates Per Chapter: Each Texas chapter will have: a. one delegate for the Texas chapter b. one delegate for each group of 10 members c. one delegate for major fraction of 10 members (more than 5) i.e. 16 members = 3 voting delegates; 15 members = 2 voting delegates. At District Contest and State Conference, your delegates vote for officers and any proposed amendments.

New Texas State Pin and T-Shirt Contests. Check the Technical Standards in the Texas Regulations under Texas Only Contests. Be sure to read the directions for files to upload. Free to enter. Deadline to enter is Jan 2nd. Click here to upload. Open to HS and MS, any CTE program for a joined member. All judging and interviews will happen online.

2024 District Contest

Main contest at TCC campuses Feb 16-17th, 2024. Offsite contests at Crowley (Cosmetology) and Ben Barber (Culinary and CNC) Feb 9-10th, 2024.

D4 Contest Agenda 2024

2024 D4 Contest Schedule 021324

D4 Awards PPT

D4 Auto Tool ID Top 10
D4 Construction Tool ID Top 10

Registration will open Dec 15 and close on Jan 29. No late registration. Substitutions and cancelations are allowed Jan 30-Feb 2 only. Any information in registration that is not submitted for an invoice by Feb 2 will be deleted. There is no on site registration. An invoice is the only confirmation that you are fully registered, an estimate of fees is not a complete registration. No Refunds after Feb 2nd. Payments are due Mar 2. Add a 3% fee for credit card transactions. $50/pp, must be a joined member to register. www.skillsusa-register.org

Online PD/Skills Testing window is Feb 3, 8am-Feb 7, 5pm. Click HERE for PD test study guide. If student does not take the test, they will get a ZERO score, no exceptions. The test score is part of the contest score. If entered in multiple contests they will only take the test once per contestant number.  Please register your students with a personal, not a school email address.

Each registered competitor will receive an email on Feb 2nd. This email will contain the link for Online Resume Submission, PD Test completion and Job Exhibit Photo upload all in one place. The deadline for all of these will be February 7th at 5pm. Please note that only the score from the first attempt, timestamped within the designated testing window, will be accepted and considered for their contest score portion. Any test taken outside of this testing window will not be taken into account and will be disregarded.

All contests that require a resume: Resumes must be uploaded through this link to avoid the 10-point penalty. No in-person resume submission will be accepted except for the job interview contest. Job Interview will require a resume to be turned in to the judge as part of the contest.

District Contest Portal Directions

Job Exhibit Notebook Score Sheet for district
Deadline for substitutions is Feb 2 at 5pm Substitution-Add Request Form

Advisors must register with their students. Students must have a contestant badge to compete. Job exhibit notebooks must have a registration label to be judged.

District Contest Updates 2024

AV Quiz Bowl

Baking (Pastry Arts) District 2024

Carpentry District 2024

Culinary Arts District 2024

Cyber Security D4
DCP-Updates-and-instructions D4

TCC has the following programs on their computers: Revit and Inventory. If the contestants need any other program, they need to bring their own computer and be able to save a pdf file to be printed from.

Graphic Image Sublimation District 2024

Job Interview will not have to have Job Portfolio at District contest
but will have to have one at State Contest.

Internetworking D4
IT Services D4

Masonry Contest District 2024

Restaurant Services District 2024

Teamworks District 2024

Telecommunications Cabling D4
TV Production D4
TVP D4 2024

Welding District 2024

Welding Fab District 2024 Updated
Welding Application District 2024
Welding One District 224

Welding Sculpture: advisors will be emailed a form after registration closes to certify the student’s ability to weld and that they completed the sculpture. If this form is not submitted before Feb 5th there will be a 20-point deduction to their score.

Any family wanting to attend closing awards will need to complete an Observer Form and submit it before noon on Feb 17th. Forms can be submitted to D4 email or in person at TCC registration area. Wristbands for entry must be picked up from TCC registration area no later than noon on Sat.  No one will be admitted to the closing awards without a wristband or a contestant or advisor badge.

2023 Fall Leadership

 Fall Advisor Session PPT

2023 District Contest

D4 Awards PPT 2023 Updated

2023 D4 Auto Const Tool Top 10

Conference Liability Form (part of registration but if you need a hard copy you can print it here)

District 04 Events Calendar

Competition Regulations

All Texas Chapters abide by the regulations as outlined in the Texas Regulations. This document outlines registration limits, state, and nationals advancements, Texas Only contests, and more. Please refer to the Texas Regulations for detailed information. Always prepare your students by reading the newest edition of contest guidelines. 

National Technical Standards

National contests are listed in the national technical standards a free download with your paid professional membership.

Log on to www.skillsusa-register.org, and you should see a technical standards icon at the bottom of the page after you log in. If you click on that icon you will be directed to: https://mycareeressentials.org. (this platform is called Absorb) Advisors will need to create an account on Absorb to access the Technical Standards. If you need help setting up that account, please contact SkillsUSA’s customer care team at 844-875-4557 for assistance. If you need further help downloading the standards once an account has been established, you can view a short instructional video here: https://youtu.be/aR9Jet0PRP8.

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