SkillsUSA IN State Conference

April 19-20, 2019

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION- SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

NEW THINGS GOING ON THIS YEAR!!!!


ALL STUDENTS AND ADVISORS REGISTERED ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND ALL EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE CONFERENCE.


FRIDAY APRIL 19, 2019


9:00 AM- 11:00 AM: REGISTRATION IS FRIDAY APRIL 19TH FROM 9:00 AM- 11:00 AM! EVERYONE MUST BE REGISTERED BY 11:00 AM! MAKE SURE ARRANGEMENTS FOR TRAVEL HAVE YOU ARRIVING BEFORE 11:00 AM SO THAT REGISTRATION IS COMPLETED BY 11:00!

CODE OF CONDUCT COMPETED FORMS DUE AT REGISTRATION. (ON STATE WEBSITE UNDER STATE CONFERENCE TAB)



REGISTRATION IS AT THE STATE FAIR GROUNDS- WEST PAVILION, 1202 E. 38TH ST., INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46205 between 9:00 am and 11:00 am ONLY!

***Commercial Baking and Restaurant Services will register at Ivy Tech, 2801 N Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN at 10:00 am. They will take the PDT at this time. At 11:00 am, registration for your contest with Ivy Tech will start and unloading to prepare for your contest. Culinary Arts will need to register at the West Pavilion and will be participating in the Interactive Professional Development Test.


11:00-11:25 am- Good Friday Service will be offered in the Exposition Hall


11:30 am - Bridging America's Gap/Professional Development Interactive Event begins promptly in the Exposition Hall-(all expected to participate- this is the PDT- it will be turned in)


11:45 am- Advisor Meeting in the Exposition Hall behind the stage


1:45 am- 3:00 pm- Opening Ceremony


3:30 pm- ALL Leadership contests/Written Tests/skilled contest starting on Friday- 3:30 pm


3:25 pm - Collision Repair/Automotive Refinishing Board buses at NW Corner of West Pavilion to off-site ABRA DEPART AT 3:30 PM


7:00-10:30 pm- Social Event at Wyndham Hotel- DJ


CURFEW 11:00 PM



***EVERY CONTESTANT MUST BRING A RESUME TO BE HANDED IT AT THE BEGINNING OF THEIR CONTEST. IF ONE IS NOT TURNED IN IT WILL BE A 10 PT DEDUCTION FROM THEIR OVERALL SCORE****



SATURDAY APRIL 20, 2019


6:00 am- Concession Opens

6:45 am- Off-site contests board all buses at NW corner of West Pavilion

7:00 am- Buses Depart promptly

7:45 am- Contestants should be in contest areas

8:00 am- Contests begin

12:00-1:30 pm- Contests end- Off-site buses returning

4:00 pm- Awards Ceremony begins


*AWARDS CEREMONY DRESS CODE*

A Dress Code will be enforced during the Awards Ceremony. To accept an award “on-stage”, the student must wear the “Official SkillsUSA Uniform”, State T-Shirt or the competition attire. NO SHORTS OR HATS!!! This will be strictly enforced.



CONTEST UPDATES:


Skilled Contests:

Check for contest updates on the state conference tab under contest updates for Task and Materials lists for your contests. They are being posted daily as they are received from the Technical Chairs. CHECK FREQUENTLY-----IF YOU DO NOT SEE ONE FOR YOUR CONTEST, PLEASE DEFAULT TO NATIONAL TECHNICAL STANDARDS.


Leadership Contests: will follow National Technical Standards unless otherwise posted.

SKILLED CONTESTS THAT TEST OR BEGIN ON FRIDAY

Contest that begin on Friday April 19th begin at 3:30 pm

- Automotive Refinishing

- Cabinetmaking

- CNC Milling, Turning and Technician

- Collision Repair (Off-site)

- Early Childhood Development

- Precision Machining

- TeamWorks


Written Tests on Friday April 19th begins at 3:30 pm

- Barbering

- Cosmetology

- Criminal Justice

- Esthetics

- Firefighting

- Nail Care

Interactive Event: Bridging Americas Gap and Professional Development Test

Friday April 19th, 11:30am-1:30pm, Exposition Hall


Career Skills Event

Students groups rotate between Learning Stations for 8-10-minute presentations from Industry. Champions- young skilled trade professional with years of practical experience in each industry.


Learning Stations highlight different aspects & opportunities of a skilled trade career and insights on how to prepare for the first job. Attendees walk away with one-pagers from each Learning Station to include descriptions of job duties, potential salary, required education, training & certifications and contacts for further information.


Skills Gap Challenge

Twenty million baby boomers will retire in the next five years. Of the 15 million high school students in the United States, over 5 million have no post-secondary education plans. At the same time, the country is experiencing a critical skills gap in filling entry level positions. As you know, companies are losing money on business they can’t complete and struggling to find employees to maintain the business they already have contracted.


Solution

Collaboration is necessary to bring the next generation into the skilled trade industries. Over 70% of America’s businesses have little to no relationship with the greatest source of future employees, high schools. Bridging America’s Gap Career Skills Event, hosted by SkillsUSA Indiana, will bring students and educators together with industries and businesses who are looking to build an entry level employee pipeline. Together, we can expand the U.S. workforce, improve productivity and increase profits while leading the next generation to good paying careers.

OFF-SITE CONTESTS AND LOCATIONS

FRIDAY APRIL 19TH


Commercial Baking and Restaurant Services- Ivy Tech

**Registration and PDT is at 10:00 am (ONLY for Comm. Baking & Rest. Serv. NOT Culinary-they are to register at the West Pavilion)

**Unloading of equipment begin at 11:00 am (or earlier if Ivy Tech allows)


Automotive Refinishing- ABRA 715 N Shadeland, Indianapolis

** Buses board at 3:25 pm NW Corner of West Pavilion and Leave at 3:30 PM


Collision Repair- ABRA 715 N Shadeland, Indianapolis

** Buses board at 3:25 pm NW Corner of West Pavilion and Leave at 3:30 PM



SATURDAY APRIL 20TH

**ALL OFF-SITE BUSES BOARD AT 6:45 AM NW CORNER OF WEST PAVILION AND WILL DEPART AT 7:00 AM (YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE TO BE ON THE BUSES ON TIME)


Ivy Tech Gene B Glick Building

Architectural Drafting

Precision Machining

Technical Drafting


Ivy Tech W. Washington St.

Automotive Service Tech


ABRA 715 N Shadeland Ave, Indianapolis

Automotive Refinishing

Collision Repair


Carrier Corp- W Morris St, Indianapolis

HVAC


Area 31- 1200 N Girls School Rd

Dental Assisting

Sheet Metal


Pipefitters/Plumbers Union- S High School Rd, Indianapolis

Plumbing

Welding Fabrication


J Everett Light Career Center

Welding


Ruth Lilly Educational Center- 2055 N Senate Blvd, Indianapolis

First Aid CPR

Medical Assisting

Nurse Assisting


Lincoln Tech - 7225 Winton Dr, Indianapolis

Diesel Tech

GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE

We will offer a Good Friday Service for those that would like to attend. It will be at the fairgrounds in the Expo Hall at approx. 11:00 or 11:25 am.

Advisor Meeting

New this year is a MANDATORY Advisor meeting... This will be held on Friday April 19 at 11:45 am, during the BAG/PDT event. There are going to be several things discussed.

Parking Pass Forms

MAKE SURE YOU EMAIL THE PARKING PASS FORM TO ME ASAP- IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY!

Task and Materials For Contests

These will be loaded on to the state website as we get them... check it frequently! www.skillsusaindiana.org


Also, make sure that you go over the National Technical Standards with your students. You have access to them in your professional membership.

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO AND GOOD LUCK!!!!!