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SkillsUSA Virtual State Conference


SkillsUSA Tennessee Postsecondary Championships

March 22-30, 2021


The SkillsUSA Championships provides an opportunity for members to prove their industry- readiness by testing their skills and ability to standards set and assessed by industry partners. These competitive events begin at the local level and allow students to advance to state, and national levels for recognition. Through the SkillsUSA Championships, members can connect with professionals within the field and develop relationships for future employment and success.

As an integral part of curriculum, the industry validated SkillsUSA Championships provide students with workplace experiences in 14 career clusters. Industry partners establish entry level competencies to measure proficiency in technical and employability skill development resulting in the technical standards for each competition. Partners evaluate the authentic assessments that create the competitions.

Virtual State Conference Format

The SkillsUSA Tennessee Leadership & Skills Conference will be held March 22-30, 2021 with the Virtual Award Celebration taking place on Monday, April 5, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. (CST)

The conference will kick off on March 22, 2021 at 9:00 am (CST) with a virtual Opening Ceremony. Championships will be held over a two-week period.

On April 5, 2021 we will celebrate the work of our members and chapters with a virtual Awards Ceremony. Here, the gold, silver and bronze medalist of each contest will be recognized and announced, and the top competitor in each contest will represent SkillsUSA Tennessee Postsecondary at the National Leadership and Skills Conference.

Virtual Conference

Contest Delivery Format

SkillsUSA Tennessee Postsecondary will offer all SkillsUSA Championships through a virtual platform. Contestants will upload pre-recorded submissions through a digital link in their PDF Resume, and/or will engage in a virtual live interview or follow-up skills demonstration contest via Zoom.  Each technical committee is reviewing their process and will indicate which format will be applied.

2021 Technical standards for all contests can be found on SkillsUSA connect. Watch this video for details on accessing files .

2020-21 Updatesempower

Skilled and Technical

Esthetics (10-14-20)
The 2021 Esthetics Competition theme is “Carnival.”

Contest Theme

The SkillsUSA competition theme for the 2020-21 school year is:

SkillsUSA: Champions at Work, Empowered to Succeed

The topic to be addressed by contestants in the 2021 SkillsUSA Chapter Display, Prepared Speech and Promotional Bulletin Board competitions is our theme, “SkillsUSA: Champions at Work, Empowered to Succeed.”

Within this topic, contestants might illustrate or discuss any of the following:

  1. What does “Empowered to Succeed” mean to you in relation to your career readiness?
  2. How has participating in the SkillsUSA Program of Work empowered you to succeed?
  3. How does the SkillsUSA Framework empower you to succeed?
    • How are you empowered with the personal skills needed for career success
    • How are you empowered with the workplace skills needed for career success?
    • How are you empowered with the technical skills needed for career success?
  1. In what specific ways has SkillsUSA empowered you to be successful in life?
  2. What activities or learning within your career and technical education program have empowered you to succeed?

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