The SkillsUSA Championships begin at the local level with contests in classrooms nationwide, followed by the District, State, National and even the WorldSkills events. Winners test their skills, frequently make job contacts, and have a chance of recognition. District, State and National winners receive gold, silver and bronze medallions, scholarships, tools and other awards.
The ofﬁcial regulations for the national events are published in the SkillsUSA Championships Technical Standards free to download to anyone with a professional membership. National contest descriptions are on the national web page, www.skillsusa.org search for contest updates.
The official Texas Regulations are the guiding documents for all Texas Championships, including Job Exhibits and Texas-Only contests. The Texas Regulations are free to download from the state website, located under the Contest Overview menu at www.skillsusatx.org.
2024 District Leadership and Skills Conference Information
Each District’s Leadership and Skills Conference event details can be found on the District# pages dropdown menu under the “Districts” tab. Additionally, you can follow all events located within our Calendar.
The cost for all SkillsUSA Texas District Leadership and Skills Conferences for 2023 will be $50. This event is open to joined members who are registered by Feb 1.
Event details will be posted as the conference date approaches.
For event dates, please visit our Calendar.
To register, please go to: https://www.skillsusa-register.org/
The SkillsUSA Texas Outstanding Member Scholarship amount for 2024 will be announced this Fall. Applications for district are on each district’s webpage and one student from each district will advance to State Contest to be chosen as the recipient.
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.”
General District Contest Updates
There is no study guide for any quiz bowls.
2024 Update: The Professional Development test is part of the contest score. Study guide HERE. Exceptions: Quiz Bowl Competition and students that are part
of the competitions regulated by Public Law 105.17, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 1997. Membership Handbook can be purchased here.
For updates from the National office Technical Standards go to: https://www.skillsusa.org/competitions/skillsusa-championships/contest-updates/