District 08 Information and Documents

Your District Coodinator for District Eight is Darlene Mills. She can be reached at: district8@skillsusatx.org. Your District Director for District Eight is Darlene Mills, she can be reached at darlene@skillsusatx.org

Your Teacher Advisory Committee representative for District Eight is Dallas Bergstrom.  He can be reached at: DallasLBergstrom@katyisd.org

Your Board of Directors regional representatives are: David Lanman, david.lanman@wylieisd.net and Rebecca Jan Holland, r_holland@nacisd.org

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 D8 Advisor group a group admin will need to approve your request. Join the group here: https://signal.group/#CjQKIPl-gLY9yl8Q7Dj-Vw1UwSb7Q6lcQ5a-yeKdvmlxanU0EhCAjhmyJLvCwhqJkYGxrrGw

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. 

2023/2024 UIL Update: “The UIL calendar is set based on multiple parameters, mostly working around state standardized testing dates and avoiding conflicts with other UIL events. UIL attempts to also look at other activities, but as you know, the multitude of offerings for students continues to grow and the spring calendar continues to get more crowded. They have a date range of one week that districts can set their UIL district meet dates. This year it is April 1-6 for most academic events and April 1-13 for speech events. Each district can set the UIL date for their meet within that window based on the recommendations from coaches with the administrators on the UIL District Executive Committee having final say. They limit the competition window to one week due to test confidentiality, as well as require students competing against one another to test at the same time and location. The best option is for teachers who do both UIL and Skills USA to make the conflict known so that their UIL district contest can be set earlier in the week by their DEC, if at all possible.”

2023 District 8 Officer Application (2024 Application Coming Soon!)

2024 Advisor of the Year Texas Application D8 

2024 D8 Outstanding Member Application 

2023 Fall Leadership

Thurs Oct 19th at Houston Community College, Northeast Campus

Registration will open Sept 13 and close Oct 12. Payment is due Nov 12th. No late registration, cancelation or refund after Nov 12th. 3% fee for credit card payments. $30/pp, do not need to be a joined or paid member. Any MS/HS CTE program can attend. www.skillsusa-register.org

D8 Fall Leadership Agenda

2024 District Contest

Feb 2: All Building Trades contests at Central South Carpenters & Millwright 5500 Spencer Highway Pasadena.

More information coming soon!

2023 District Contest

D8 Awards PPT 2023

D8 Automotive Tool ID 2023 Top 10

D8 Construction Tool ID 2023 Top 10

Feb 17-18  main contest weekend. Various other dates and locations, see below. Registration opens Dec 14th and closes Jan 25th at 5pm. You must be a joined member to compete, registration is $50 per registrant. One advisor must be registered to attend to supervise the competitors. Last day to cancel is Jan 25th. Payment is due Mar 3rd.  www.skillsusa-register.org  

Last day for substitutions is Jan 30th. Get form HERE.

Offsite: Feb 3rd: CHI Farouk Lone Star College, Feb 4th: Clear Creek, Feb 10th: Central Texas Carpenters and Millwrights, Houston Community College, Feb 17-18th: San Jacinto College

Online PD Testing window is Wed Feb 1st from 8a-4p. Click here for information: District PD OnlineTestingUserGuide. If you do not contact your district coordinator 24 hours in advance to make other arrangements and you do not take the test, you will get a ZERO score, no exceptions. If you are entered in multiple contests you will only take the test once.  Please register your students with a personal, not a school email address.

2023 D8 Contest Schedule 021023

Job Exhibit Notebook Score Sheet for district

SJC Central Map

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

District 08 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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