Friday, March 13, 2020

Event Canceled

The State Conference has been canceled due to health concerns.  Look at the State Directors message for further information.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Automotive Service Technology 3/10/20


 

Welcome to the 2020 Skills USA competition. Included are the rules and instructions for the competition.
 
Mandatory Pre-Contest Meeting and test on Thursday March 26, 5:30PM. SLCC Miller Campus 9700 so. 300 West, Sandy Utah. Building MATC room 216.

Those who do not attend will be disqualified.

The contest starts at 8:00 AM Friday March 27th and is in MATC room 116 also at the Miller campus, so contestants should arrive at 7:30 and go to room 216. You will then be escorted down stair for the competition, The doors will be closed at 8:00 and no one will be admitted past that time, be prompt!

Clothing Requirements
Proper attire is required as outlined by Skills USA. The Technical Committee or their appointee will assess clothing penalties.

Safety
All contestants are required to have a current SP2 safety certification, which is the same requirement as Skills USA national competition. You will be expected to observe and practice safety at all times. You are expected to wear safety glasses during all hands-on testing.  Unsafe practices could be grounds for deductions or disqualification.

Contest Rules
No cell phones will be allowed during the competition.
No one is allowed on the contest floor area unless exhibiting a badge that identifies them as a contestant, judge, or assistant. Each contestant will be issued a badge with a contestant number at the meeting on Thursday evening. During the competition (including breaks), you are not allowed to talk to instructors or any contestants. Restroom breaks are allowed but keep in mind the no cell phone and no talk rule. Violation of any contest rules could be grounds for disqualification from the contest.

Station Rotation
The contest rotation schedule will be announced at the meeting on the 26th.

Lunch
Lunch will be provided for all contestants and will be brought to a designated area. You will be required to remain in the designated area. 

Once you have completed the competition go to the designated waiting area and be dismissed. It takes time for the judges to finish scoring and we do have a deadline to get scores into the main office so we ask that you exit the competition floor.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Graphic Imaging Sublimation Update

Advisors-


By having a student compete in this year's Utah SkillsUSA Graphic Sublimation Imaging contest
you are a member of the Ed Team. As Ed Team Leader I am asking for your help in acquiring
prizes. If you are able to donate, please contact Kylie Gumucio. 


You can get a sponsor to DONATE PRIZES or donate prizes from your classroom storehouse.
Gift cards are also a nice option. In the past we have had good support for this contest, and I
hope it will continue. Please bring items to the pre-contest meeting (preferred), or give items
directly to me. If you plan on bringing prizes, please email me letting me know what you plan to
bring so I can make sure we have enough. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this,
please contact me using the email at the bottom of this message. 


I want to make the study guide for the written test available for students to start studying.
The test will be on common terms and scenarios in the Graphic Sublimation Imaging industry.
Click here to access the study guide.


We are still figuring out times for competitions. Once this is finalized I will send out another update
with more information. 


Keep checking back for more updates!


Kylie Gumucio - Ed Team Chair - Graphic Sublimation Imaging Contest
Contact email: kylie.gumucio@washk12.org

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Diesel Equipment Technology


Skills USA March 26-27, 2020
Participants Instructions
03/03/20

Welcome to the 2020 Skills USA competition. Included are the rules and instructions for the competition.

Mandatory Pre-Contest Meeting Thursday March 26, 5:30PM. SLCC Westpointe Workforce Training Education Center 1060 north Flyer Way (2130 west) Salt Lake. Those who do not attend will be disqualified.

Contest starts at 7:30 AM Friday March 27th, so please be prompt.

Clothing Requirements
Proper attire is required as outlined by Skills USA. The Technical Committee or their appointee will assess clothing penalties.

Safety
You will be expected to observe and practice safety at all times. You are expected to wear safety glasses during all hands-on testing.  Unsafe practices could be grounds for deductions or disqualification.

Contest Rules
·         No cell phones will be allowed during the competition.
·         No one is allowed on the contest floor area unless exhibiting a badge that indentifies them as a contestant, judge, or assistant.
·         Each contestant will be issued a badge with a contestant number and a team letter, (A thru M).  Teams of two will be determined by the letter.  During the competition including lunch and breaks, you are not allowed to talk to instructors or any contestants other than your team member.  Violation of any contest rules could be grounds for disqualification from the contest.

Station Rotation
Two blasts of horn will start each 30-minute session.   At 15 minutes into the 30 minute session a single horn blast will sound to indicate that you must switch within the station, should there be a hands on and written test.  There will be 3 minutes between each 15 minute session and then a single blast of the horn will sound to start the next 15 minute session. At the end of the 30-minutes two blasts of the horn will sound to end the session at which time you are to rotate to the next station. There will be 5 minutes between sessions to allow for rotation between stations, and restroom breaks if needed. After 5 minutes there will be two blasts of the horn indicating the start of the next 30 minute session.  A map is provided indicating direction of flow of contestants to each station.  Do NOT get out of sequence; doing so could cause a score of zero for that station.


 
 

Lunch
Lunch will be provided for all contestants and will be brought to each station. You will be required to remain at your station during lunch.  Restroom breaks are allowed but keep in mind the no cell phone and no talk rule.

Once you have completed the competition go to the designated waiting area and wait for the ok to talk to the judges, or leave the building.    It takes time for the judges to finish scoring and we do have a deadline to get scores into the main office so we ask that you not mill around on the competition floor.


Good Luck and Have Fun!!!



Broadcast News Update 2020

March 26th 8:00am - 2:00pm

Room SMC 2-098
1575 South State Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84115

Teams will draw for their time to begin the competition - SLCC has given us access to use their full studio and camera setup for this competition again this year.  The schedule on the 26th will look something like this:

  1. Take Test (30 Minutes)
  2. Stack / Write News Stories / Create Rundown (90 Minutes)
  3. Perform Rundown in the Studio (20 Minutes)
Teams will be rotating through this schedule starting at 8:30am and ending at approx 2:00pm

There will be no meetings during the day on March 27th for the Broadcast News Competition.

Please use the sample scorecard to see how teams will be scored and refer to the SkillsUSA 2019-2020 Technical Standards for information regarding any other details for this contest.


More details will be forthcoming...

Items EvaluatedPossible Points
News Value60
Content Accuracy /Script Requirements met70
Talent - Diction/Pronunciation - Pacing/Energy60
Pacing Talent - Non-Verbal Presentation60
Team Chemistry70
Following Rundown & Direction60
Follow Scripts, Eye Contact with Camera60
Credibility70
Team Communication65
Timing and Energy60
Rundown Completeness70
Director/Technical Director Direction70
Timing and Switching60
Use of Hand Signals Floor Direction65
Camera Framing60
Written Test40
Résumé Penalty0 or -10 only
Clothing Penalty0 to -50
Time Penalty0 to -50
Total Possible Points1,000

Digital Cinema 2020

DIGITAL CINEMA PRODUCTION UTAH SkillsUSA 2020

Tuesday March 24th at 2:45 PM 
ONLINE PRE-CONTEST MEETING (Email invite)

Prompt will be given and questions answered.

Thursday March 26th 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
SLCC South City Campus // Room SCM 1-106A

VIDEOS DUE & WRITTEN TEST

Friday March 27th 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
SLCC South City Campus // Room SCM 1-106A

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS

SLCC South City Campus Address:  1575 State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84115

This is a “48-hour” short film contest – production does not begin until after the prompt is received.

Your team will be tasked with creating a short film of four-and-one-half to five minutes that incorporates the prompt in some creative way. Your interpretation of the prompt and the film you create is completely up to you.  Most importantly, judges will be looking first and foremost at how successful you are at telling a story.

Please use the sample scorecard to see how technical aspects of the project will be scored and refer to the SkillsUSA 2019-2020 Technical Standards for information regarding what equipment is or is not allowed to be used for this contest.


Items EvaluatedPossible Points
Camera Technique Movement50
Exposure/White Balance50
Cinematography50
Storytelling100
Audio Quality100
Proof of Music Copyright50
Color Grading / Matching50
Editing50
Acting50
Adherence to Prompt100
Pre-Production50
Team-Presentation100
On-Time Delivery100
Written Test100
Résumé Penalty0 or -10 only
Clothing Penalty0 to -50
Total Possible Points1,000


Monday, March 2, 2020

List of Participating schools

Please find below the list of schools that are able to compete in the Utah Welding Fabrication contest for the year 2020. 
Congratulations to all that made it and I look forward to seeing you later this month.


Secondary -


Canyons Tech center


Davis Tech


JATC south


Maple mtn high school


Morgan high school


North Ridge high school


Orem High school


Roy high school


Salt Lake Career and Tech center


Syracuse high school


Tooele high school


Uintah Basin tech – Roosevelt


USU Eastern


Weber high school


 


Post Secondary


Davis Technical College


Salt Lake Community College


Uinyah Basin Tech -Roosevelt


Uintah basin tech – Vernal


USU Eastern

Esthetics Questions & Answers 2020


Here are a few questions related to the Esthetics Competitions:

  1. Is the orientation meeting taking place on March 26th?  Do you know the times and places for the championships?
I will be sending out a schedule with times and places shortly. This should answer your question once that email goes out to everyone.

  1. On the leather shoes, are doc martins ok if they are all black?  Does the sole also have to be black, or could it be brown?
If they are all leather I believe this is fine. If they have shoe laces they could possibly be rejected at nationals. At state the judges will only have a column that says black leather work shoes, with no specifics so it will be their decision.

  1. Can the students glue on glitter to the face?  If so, can they use lash glue?
Anything that is used as makeup and is labeled safe for it can be used on the skin. Glitter will be acceptable if it is labeled as safe to use. Yes you can apply it with lash glue.

  1. Do the eyeshadow pallets they work from need to be brand new?  In the packaging?  Or can they use the ones they are practicing with?
All products need to be brought in original packaging but they do not have to be brand new. They can use the pallets they have been practicing from.

  1. Can they touch the face with their fingers to blend the makeup?  Would they need to sanitize their hands immediately?
Yes they can use their fingers to blend makeup. No they do not need to sanitize immediately after. They are allowed to touch the clients skin as they are working. Sanitizing the hands is only necessary when the hands become contaminated.

  1. Can they use an airbrush?
No.

  1. Can they use magnetic lashes?  Are the models allowed to have their lashes already done?
Yes they can use magnetic lashes. At nationals they have not been specific about having lashes already done. It is something that has been left open. At the state competition there will be no deductions for lash extensions.

  1. Can you double dip from the pallet that contains all of the product you took from their original containers?
Yes. I am assuming that you mean product has been removed and placed in a new palette. If this is the case they are allowed to dip in to that as much as they need. There will only be deductions for double dipping into original packages.

  1. Can the contestants wear a black hair tie in their hair with it being pulled back?
Yes.

If more questions come in - we will add them to the blog for everyone to see.  

Good Luck Everyone!

Nail Care Questions/Answers

Nail Care Questions & Answers

1. Does it matter for state if Student/Competitor wears smock or polo? Answer: No.  Both will be accepted for the state competition.   However please read the national rules if you advance to the national competition - only polo shirts will be accepted at the national level.

Competitors should also plan on black dress pants, closed-toe shoes (accompanied by black dress socks or black or skin-tone seamless hose


Stay tuned: As more people ask questions - more will be posted. Good luck to all the competitors!


Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Barbering 2020




Barbering Secondary & Postsecondary

New Note -  as of 3/7/2020: Please plan on bringing your own Tripod for the manikin heads during the competition.

NEW LOCATION! Secondary & Post-Secondary students will compete at Davis Tech College (DTC) Kaysville, Utah.  Address is: 550 East 300 South Kaysville, UT 84037 

Contest Contact:  Penny Romero, penny.romero@davistech.edu   at 801-390-4262.  Additional questions can be sent to: Kelley Rhoe-Collins, Kelley.rhoe-collins@davistech.edu or at 801-593-2302.

There are 3 – Haircuts (they may look familiar) that the contestants will be performing during the contest.  Please contact Kelley Rhoe-Collins or Penny Romero at the information listed above to get pictures of the haircuts.

Pre-Contest Meeting3/26/20 at 7:00 am. Davis Tech College, Salon
SECONDARY & POST-SECONDARY Contests will begin at 7:30 am sharp (It is recommended that you are on campus by 6:45 am.) on 3/26/20 at the Davis Tech Campus.

REMINDER:
As a reminder and to be consistent with the other cosmetology related contests – we ask that each school provides one judge for the Barbering competition.  Here are the judge requirements.
·         We would like the judges to be disconnected from your school for at least 2 years. 
·         Please supply six judges’ prizes on March 28 to thank them for their time.  We will be assembling all of them together the day of the competition.

·         Please get their Name, phone number, and email to Kelley Rhoe-Collins no later than March 18. Ed Team Leaders will be registering them as judges as well as contacting them to make sure they know all of the details of the competition.

·         Judges will only need to attend on March 26. 

We also ask that each school provides prizes for each placement (post-secondary 1st, 2nd, and 3rd and secondary 1st, 2nd, and 3rd).  We will be putting all of these prizes together for the winners.

CONTESTANT KIT/ITEMS TO BE SUPPLIED BY THE CONTESTANT:
1.        Supplied by the contestant:
a.        Cutting shears
b.       Thinning shears
c.        Razor and spare blade
d.       Clipper
e.        Trimmers
f.         Blow dryer
g.        Styling products of choice
h.       Finishing spray
i.         Combs
j.         Brushes
k.        Spray bottle (filled with water)
l.         Haircolor of choice (Professional Temporary: examples are pencils, chalks, spray, or hair paint. Any type of temporary color not requiring water to rinse is acceptable)
m.      Towels (minimum of 6)
n.       Neck strips
o.       Clippies or hair clips
p.       Hospital grade disinfectant in a labeled spray bottle
q.        Hand sanitizer
r.         Blood spill kit (must contain a bio-hazard bag)
s.        Tripod
t.         #2 pencil and a blue or black pen
u.        All competitors must create a one-page Résumé to be turned in at Contestant Orientation.
Contestants must create a colored drawing of their creative haircut design with color application and beard design with beard coloring.  It should include a written description of the method
 used to create the design and a picture of the final.
Competitors will need two copies of their design theme, one is to be attached to their mirror during the competition. NO pictures from a magazine or internet, MUST be hand drawn.
A hard copy of the Resume (U) and Drawing (V) must be submitted to the technical committee chair at orientation. Failure to do so will result in a 10-point penalty.

Note: Your contest will require a hard copy of your résumé as part of the actual contest. Check the Contest Guidelines and/or the updates page on the SkillsUSA website: updates.skillsusa.org.
Picture of Barber Skills Cuts:


                 




BARBERING PICTURES - If you want a PDF, please contact kelley.rhoe-collins@davistech.edu for the file.

Utah Beauty/Cosmetology Related SkillsUSA contests will have a few changes this year which include:  Barbering will be held at Davis Tech  – Special Thanks to Penny Romero for being willing to step into Fred’s shoes!   

Finally, we need to shorten total time on the competitions, so this year we will have a few less elements to the competitions that we may have had in previous years or what the students will experience at the national level.  Here are a few of the details:


1.       No written tests for any competition.
2.       Any tie breakers will be based on the most difficult element/skill of the competition (Ie. Haircut, tips, etc. ) host or judges can determine the element, prior to the competition (If you have preferences, let me know, we will decide by the end of Feb. and publish for all).
3.       Total number of elements of competition will change slightly  –
a.       No written tests
b.       Customer consult or customer service element may be removed due to time – more details will come through the Ed. Chair/leads
4.       Competitions on are all starting much earlier on Thursday 3/26/20 and can go as long as needed through the day, however no contestants can leave the site before a judge & host agree that their work station is clean.
5.       Competitions on Friday 3/27/20, scoring for judges must finish at 1:15 pm and scores submitted by 2:30 pm to the state team.  Students may stay longer if they need to clean their stations.
6.       Each school that participates should plan on bringing items that can be contributed to the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place prizes per competition they have students competing in.  If the hosts or state team get vendor sponsors that will be a bonus to the prize packages.
7.       Each school is also responsible for providing judges who are disconnected from your school/students for at least 2 years – more details will be coming
8.       Please supply six judges prizes on the day of the competition so they can be given at the end of each of the events.