Region Championships

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Updated Regions

SkillsUSA Georgia updated regions before the 2021-2022 school year. This update was centered around decreasing commuting times to region championships sites while also accounting for membership growth, location changes and several other factors.

 

Please be sure to confirm what region your chapter is located in.

 

What is Region Championships: 

Region Championships are where your student members showcase their professional skill set and compete against other schools in your region. Region Championships are held to determine the students that will advance to our SkillsUSA State Leadership & Skills Conference. The top three winners from each career competition advance to SkillsUSA Georgia’s State Leadership & Skills Conference. All region contests will have an optional Wild Card testing component. The test that will be offered will be a general SkillsUSA knowledge test (similar to the Professional Development test). The test scores will be used to fill slots that didn't fill due to lack of participation in other regions. In other words, taking this test could be your ticket to SLSC! 

 

Who is eligible to compete at Region Championships: 

All registered SkillsUSA members are eligible to register for Region Championships.

 
 
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How Do I Register for Region Championships: 

Advisors will register their students and themselves through the SkillsUSA Georgia Register site.

All students and advisors must be registered SkillsUSA members in order to register for Region Championships.  

No Late registration is allowed.

When is Registration Open: 

All region registrations will open at the start of the school year. 

 

Region Championship Registration Directions

Instructions:

1.   Please log on to:   www.skillsusa-register.org to register your chapter for your region competition.

2.   You will enter your email address and the password that you created when you submitted your online

membership. If you did not previously create a password, then you can proceed to do that on the site by following the instructions listed.

3.  After you have logged in, click on the “Conference” tab at the top of the page and then the drop-down box of “My        Registrations”. 

a.  Be sure to select the correct REGION CONTEST from the “Filter Event” drop-down box.

b.    Then click “New Registrant”.  For each contestant, click on the “Contest” tab at the bottom of the page to enter the correct contest. 

4.   You will continue to add new registrants and save them until everyone from your chapter has been registered.

5.   PLEASE ensure the following:

a.   Each attendee’s name is spelled correctly

b.   The correct contest has been selected for each attendee

c.   Each attendee is also a registered SkillsUSA member

6.   Payment for the conference should follow the submission of your online registration.  Registration fees should be             paid in full prior to the competition. Credit card payments may be made online using the Pay Now Link on the               invoice. 

      PLEASE NOTE:  Payment is expected for any participant entered in the system at the close of registration.

7.   Absolutely no refunds will be granted after the registration deadline date.

 

Payment: 

Payment must be received by SkillsUSA Georgia prior to Region Championships. 

Credit card payments are accepted and a link will be provided in your invoice. SkillsUSA Georgia does not pass along any processing fees. 

 

Checks should be made payable to SkillsUSA Georgia and sent to:

SkillsUSA Georgia

1740 Hudson Bridge Road

Suite 1052

Stockbridge, GA 30281 

 

 

Adult to Student Ratio and Supervision Policy: 

SkillsUSA requires each school chapter to have one advisor or adult chaperone for every ten students. When participating in SkillsUSA events, there must be a school employee present for each school registered. SkillsUSA requires each school to have a male and female chaperone if traveling with both male and female students. A female advisor cannot travel without a male chaperone or advisor if traveling with all male students. A male advisor cannot travel without a female chaperone or advisor if traveling with all female students. If a male or female advisor from different schools are sharing the responsibility of supervising their male and female students, each advisor must submit a letter from their school principal or CTAE director. This letter must be on school letterhead, with the principal and/or CTAE director’s signature, stating that both schools agree to the shared responsibility of supervising male and female students. Each advisor must complete the form and submit their individual letter. The letters must be submitted by the registration deadline. The upload will be labeled as Student Supervision Verification Upload. Each conference will have a link to upload the Student Supervision Verification letter. 

 

Substitution Policy:   

Chapters are allowed to substitute for team members only. After registration closes NO name changes for competitors competing in individual contests will be made. 

 

Cancellation Policy: 

Cancellations are not allowed after the registration deadline. No refunds will be issued after the registration deadline. This is because we base purchasing items off our registration numbers.

 

Proctoring Policy: 

Advisors, please ensure you submit all required documents for the proctor by the appropriate deadline. All deadlines, proctor form, and proctor form submissions are located in the information provided under each conference where a proctor form is required. Please ensure students are under proctor supervision during the entirety of the testing. Violators are subject to disqualification. 

Dress Code Policy: 

Georgia Career Competition Clothing 

Contestants must wear the approved SkillsUSA clothing or official contest clothing specified for their particular career competition or be subject to a penalty of up to 5% of the total points available. Each technical standard provides a picture of what is the approved contest clothing. The logo is not required to be on the clothing. However, if a competitor advances to the National Leadership and Skills Conference, they are required to have the SkillsUSA logo. 

 

**The only exception is for “SkillsUSA official attire” as indicated for specific career competition. If a career competition specifies “SkillsUSA official attire” that refers to the following: 

For men: Official blazer or jacket, black trousers with white dress shirt, plain black tie with no pattern (or official SkillsUSA black tie from: www.skillsusastore.org), black socks and black shoes.  

For women: Official blazer or jacket, black slacks or knee-length skirt with businesslike white, collarless  blouse or white blouse with small, plain collar that may not extend onto the lapels of the blazer, black sheer or  skin-tone seamless hose and black dress shoes.  

Note: T-shirt-style tops are not approved.  

All personal jewelry should contribute to a businesslike appearance. Only official SkillsUSA jewelry is to be worn on a SkillsUSA blazer, jacket or sweater. Official jewelry is described as a conference pin, SkillsUSA  emblem, officer pin, President’s Volunteer Service Award pin, statesman pin (one only) and professional development pin (one only). 

 

Region Medallions/Awards Policy: 

SkillsUSA Georgia holds the policy that no medallions or prizes will be mailed in the event of an absent winner at SkillsUSA Georgia Awards Ceremonies. Please ensure your school has a representative present to accept medallions and/or prizes on stage at the SkillsUSA Georgia Awards Ceremonies. This policy applies to all events where awards are given. No certificates, lapel pins, plaques, medallions, etc. will be mailed, delivered, or picked up. 

 

Grievance Policy:

A predetermined grievance committee of at least three people will be established to rule on grievances prior to, during and following the contests. This committee will receive only written proposals, based only upon specific violations of rules, regulations or apparent errors in scores. The grievance committee will then interview appropriate individuals and gather documentation to make their decisions. Please ask your Region Chair for the form to complete onsite. 

 

Late Registration: 

SkillsUSA Georgia does not allow late registration for competitors under any circumstance. Please help us by registering for all events on time. 

 

Onsite Payment Fee: 

If a chapter does not submit payment by the deadline, there will be an onsite payment fee of $50.00 per chapter. Please see all payment deadline dates in each conference information section and plan accordingly.

 

 

Required Forms

Proctor Form

Every chapter must submit a proctor form by January 5, 2023.

Student Supervision Verification Letter

SkillsUSA requires each school chapter to have one advisor or adult chaperone for every ten students. When participating in SkillsUSA events, there must be a school employee present for each school registered. SkillsUSA requires each school to have a male and female chaperone if traveling with both male and female students. A female advisor cannot travel without a male chaperone or advisor if traveling with all male students. A male advisor cannot travel without a female chaperone or advisor if traveling with all female students. If a male or female advisor from different schools are sharing the responsibility of supervising their male and female students, each advisor must submit a letter from their school principal or CTAE director. This letter must be on school letterhead, with the principal and/or CTAE director’s signature, stating that both schools agree to the shared responsibility of supervising male and female students. Each advisor must complete the form and submit their individual letter. The letters must be submitted by the registration deadline. The upload will be labeled as Student Supervision Verification Upload. Each conference will have a link to upload the Student Supervision Verification letter. 

The deadline to upload this form is your region's registration deadline. 

Registration, Personal and Liability Release Form 

All Registration, Personal and Liability Release forms of all conference-registered school representatives (including, but not limited to instructors, participants, chaperones and observers) will remain in the possession of the advisor at all times during the SkillsUSA Conference. Have your SkillsUSA Members participating submit this to you when  they return their field trip absence form.

 

Advisors, please check student eligibility by reviewing the Region Championships Regulations. 

  1. Students must be registered for a regional contest by the deadline set by the region. If a substitution for a team member is made, please notify the region chair.

  2. Each student must be eligible for competition within the guidelines set forth in the SkillsUSA Championships Technical Standards.

  3. If a student competes in the Region Championships and is discovered later to be ineligible, the student’s score will be nullified, and awards given and eligibility for the State Leadership and Skills Conference will be revoked. 

  • Please see the Championship Lookup Tool, on our SkillsUSA Georgia website, to view specific dress code requirements and to access the Technical Standards here.

  • Advisors, please ensure your competitors take the Online Wild Card Test. 

    • All region contests will have an optional testing component. The test that will be offered will be a general SkillsUSA knowledge test (similar to the Professional Development test). The test scores will be used to fill slots that didn't fill due to lack of participation in other regions. In other words, taking this test could be your ticket to SLSC!

 

Region Championships Contests 

  1. First, Second, and Third place region winners will advance to the State Leadership & Skills Conference. The test scores from the Online Wild Card Test will be used to fill slots that didn't fill due to lack of participation in other regions.The EXCEPTIONS include: 

    • Broadcast New Production top 16 teams from across the state. 

    • TeamWorks top ten teams from across the state. 

    • Welding Fabrication top eight teams from across the state. 

2.  The winners for TeamWorks, Welding Fabrication and Broadcast News will be announced via email at a designated date each year.

3.  It is crucial that your student knows the technical standard for their career competition. Students will not be tested on every aspect of the technical standard at Region Championships. The Technical Standards provide all the information for career competitions that last over a 3-4 day span at the National Leadership & Skills Conference. Contest updates provide the information for a contest that is condensed to last 3-6 hours.  It is the responsibility of the advisor to print and give a copy of the Technical Standards to their student competitor. It is also the responsibility of the advisor to check the contest updates listed in the Championship Lookup Tool on the SkillsUSA Georgia website. SkillsUSA Georgia suggests making your competitor aware of the process to empower your competitors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Georgia Career Competition Clothing 

  • Contestants must wear the approved SkillsUSA clothing or official contest clothing specified for their particular career competition or be subject to a penalty of up to 5 percent of the total points available. Each technical standard provides a picture of what the approved contest clothing is. The logo is not required to be on the clothing. If a competitor advances to the National Leadership and Skills Conference, they are required to have the SkillsUSA logo. *The only exception is for “SkillsUSA official attire” as indicated for specific career competition. If a career competition specifies “SkillsUSA official attire” that refers to the following: 

 

For Men: Official blazer or jacket, black trousers with white dress shirt, plain black tie with no pattern (or official SkillsUSA black tie from: www.skillsusastore.org), black socks and black shoes.  

 

For Women: Official blazer or jacket, black slacks or knee-length skirt with businesslike white, collarless  blouse or white blouse with small, plain collar that may not extend onto the lapels of the blazer, black sheer or  skin-tone seamless hose and black dress shoes.

Note: T-shirt-style tops are not approved.  

All personal jewelry should contribute to a businesslike appearance. Only official SkillsUSA jewelry is to be worn on a SkillsUSA blazer, jacket or sweater. Official jewelry is described as a conference pin, SkillsUSA  emblem, officer pin, President’s Volunteer Service Award pin, statesman pin (one only) and professional development pin (one only). 

 

  • Equipment/Tools needed for each contest are listed in the Technical Standards. If the tool list for your region is different, the Region Chairperson will inform each advisor in their region. 

 

Resumes

  • Every contestant is required to present a typed 1-page resume to the Contest Chair of their contest on site. Resume tips are included at the end of this section. 

  • Resumes for team events - one member of the team will be responsible for presenting the Contest Chair of their contest with each team member’s resume. 

  • Failure to provide the resume as instructed will result in a deduction from the overall final score of the individual contestant’s score or team score. 

  • Resume Tips

Broadcast News Production Contest Prompt

Broadcast News Production Contest Prompt: 

Below is the Contest Prompts for Broadcast News Production.

  • Broadcast News Production Project submission deadline: January 12, 2023 by 5:00 pm

  • Broadcast New Production Prompt will be released January 3, 2023.

  • Broadcast News Production contest submission here

Welding Fabrication

  • Each team is required to submit an alternate name here. The alternate will not test at the region level. If the team should lose a member, then the alternate would be in place to compete at the state level. Replacement of a team member should only be done in case of an emergency and must be approved by the SkillsUSA Georgia Executive Director. 

TeamWorks 

  • Each team is required to submit an alternate name here. The alternate will not test at the region level. Replacement of a team member should only be done in the case of an emergency and must be approved by the Executive Director. 

General Information 

All tests will be available between 7AM-5PM on January 5, 2023. A proctor (non SkillsUSA/ACCT, Public Safety or Cosmetology) must be available to access the online system. Timing of the test session will begin when the test/questions are presented, not when the first question is answered. Responses will be automatically submitted when the time expires. The time limit will be 90 minutes for each test. The entire test is accessible throughout the test session. Please review the use of scroll bars with competitors prior to testing and remind them not to close the testing window. Closing the test window terminates the test without scoring and disqualifies the competitor in this event. 

Online Testing Events 

  • Wild Card Testing

    • An online test ​

  • TeamWorks

    • An online test​

  • Welding Fabrication 

    • An online test ​

 

Proctor Instructions

Steps to Prepare for Region Testing

 

  1. Secure a Proctor and complete the Proctor Form

  2. Region Proctor Form Upload 

  3. Secure a testing site.

  4. Secure a time period for your students to test.

  5. The proctor will be sent testing instructions, including the link to the testing site and instructions on how to successfully walk students through the testing process.

  6. Make sure that your school computers can access the testing site: ProProfs

  7. Secure a non SkillsUSA/ACCT, Public Safety or Cosmetology related testing proctor. Suggestions include librarians, counselors, administrators, IT staff, etc. 

  8. Confirm the testing times with each of your students and ensure they know where they will be testing.

  9. If in doubt about anything, please contact the state office at 866-503-3169. 

 

Testing Reminders

  • Testing will be on January 5, 2023 from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm.

  • Students will have 90 minutes to complete the test, but they are not required to use the full amount of time.

  • All team members must test at the same time. 

  • Students should know the exact contest they are competing in BEFORE entering the testing site.

  • Once the test starts competitors cannot log out or click out of the test. If they do, the test will stop, and they will not be allowed to retest.

  • Students are allowed to use calculators. Students should bring paper and a pencil with them to the testing site. No cell phones or graphic calculators may be used. No internet surfing outside of the testing site is allowed. No textbooks are allowed inside the testing site.

  • The SkillsUSA advisor is not allowed in the testing location. The SkillsUSA advisor is not allowed to talk to students once they are in the testing location.

  • Students are only allowed to take their test once. Scores will not appear. Responses will be automatically submitted when the time expires. The time limit will be 90 minutes for each test.

  • If a student is kicked out of the test without finishing due to a glitch, please do not hesitate to reach out to SkillsUSA Georgia. There will not be a penalty if this happens and we are able to reset the test.This needs to be done immediately. Do not wait to contact us to inform us of an issue. 

  • Below are the contests that require online testing:

    • TeamWorks

      • Team of 4

      • Must test at the same time but cannot collaborate.Each team member should know their “role” on the team. The different “roles” are below. They should take the test that specifies which “role” they are.

        • Mason

        • Carpenter

        • Plumber

        • Electrician

        • *The alternate does not test.

    • Welding Fabrication

      • Team of 3

      • Must test at the same time but cannot collaborate.

      • *The alternate does not test.

 

After the Test 

Although the test will be scored upon submission, the score will not be available to the competitor or advisor. Individual scores will not be released. 

 

SkillsUSA Georgia will not release scores for these contests.

 

If there are any technical issues on the day of testing, please do not hesitate to

reach out to the below contact:

 

Ashley Mallalieu 

Phone: 866-503-3169

Email: contactus@skillsusageorgia.org

Please review the testing directions for each individual test

All tests will be available between 7AM-5PM on January 5, 2023

 

Wild Card Test: 

  • All region contests will have an optional testing component. The test that will be offered will be a general SkillsUSA knowledge test (similar to the Professional Development test). The test scores will be used to fill slots that didn't fill due to lack of participation in other regions. In other words, taking this test could be your ticket to SLSC! 

  • Go to the online testing page.

  • Students should select the Wild Card Test. 

  • Students should read and acknowledge the requirements. 

  • Students should enter the information required to log in. 

  •  Students should begin taking the test once they are logged in. 

  • They will have 90-minutes to complete the test. 

  • Each question has a ‘review’ button.  If the student wishes to go back to any question before final submission of the test, that button must be checked.

  • There can be absolutely no other internet usage, cell phones, or textbooks.

  •  The SkillsUSA advisor should not be in the testing area.

  •  Tests must be completely online. Tests cannot be copied, printed or re-taken.

  • Be certain the caps lock is off.  Typed answers are cap sensitive.

  • Once the test is complete students are free to leave the testing area.

 

Welding Fabrication (team of 3)

  • The team of 3 must take the test at the same time and each team member must work at their own computer and take their test without talking to their team members. Each team member should take the test called Welding Fabrication. There is no variation of this link.

  • Go to the online testing page.

  • Students should click the link title Welding Fabrication Region Test

  • Students should read and acknowledge the requirements.

  • Students should enter the information required to log in. 

  • Students should begin taking the test once they are logged in. 

  • Teams only have one opportunity to take the test.  Once they have logged in, they must finish the test. 

  • They will have 90-minutes to complete the test.  

  • There can be absolutely no other internet usage, cell phones, or textbooks.

  • The SkillsUSA advisor should not be in the testing area.

  • Tests must be completely online. Tests cannot be copied, printed or re-taken.

  • Paper and pen/pencil are necessary for the test. 

  • Once the test is complete students are free to leave the testing area.

 

TeamWorks (team of 4):

  • The team of 4 (the alternate will not test) must take the test together. Each team member must work at their own computer and take their test without talking to their team members. Each team member will take a different test specific to their “role” on the team. Please ask each student if they know their “role” on their team. The different roles are listed below. 

  • Mason

  • Carpenter

  • Plumber 

  • Electrician

  • Go to the online testing page.

  • Students should click the TeamWorks competition.

  • Students should read and acknowledge the requirements. 

  • Students should click on which specific role they will be testing for. For example, if the student is the carpenter, he or she should select the link that says TeamWorks Carpenter Region Test.

  • Students should enter the information required to log in. 

  • Students should begin taking the test once they are logged in. 

  • Teams have only one opportunity to take the test.  Once they have logged in, they must finish the test. 

  • They will have 90-minutes to complete the test.  

  •  Each question has a ‘review’ button.  If the team wishes to go back to any question before final submission of the test, that button must be checked.

  • There can be absolutely no other internet usage, cell phones, or textbooks.

  • The SkillsUSA advisor should not be in the testing area.

  • Tests must be completely online. Tests cannot be copied, printed or re-taken.

  •  Paper and pen/pencil are necessary for the test. 

  • Once the test is complete students are free to leave the testing area.

 

Things to Know

Responses will be automatically submitted when the time expires. The time limit will be 90 minutes for each test. The entire test is accessible throughout the test session. Please review the use of scroll bars with competitors prior to testing and remind them not to close the testing window. Closing the test window terminates the test without scoring and disqualifies the competitor in this event.

Winners will be announced on the dates below:

 

Wild Card Test Winners: January 13, 2023

The top scores will fill empty slots. The number will vary contest to contest. 

Broadcast News Production: January 20, 2023

The top 16 teams from across the state will advance to SLSC. 

Welding Fabrication: January 13, 2023

The top 8 teams from across the state will advance to SLSC. 

 

TeamWorks: January 13, 2023

The top 10 teams from across the state will advance to SLSC. 

 

 

Thank you to everyone for working hard so our students can have the opportunity to compete!

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