Thursday, January 26, 2012 | by dctcstudents
We are looking for students who want to represent DCTC by competing in SkillsUSA! Students must register by January 31, 2012. Registration fees are paid for by Student Life.
SkillsUSA is the national scholastic honor organization for students in trade, industrial, technical and health occupation programs in public high schools, vocational schools, community colleges and technical colleges. SkillsUSA is an applied method of preparing Minnesota’s high performance workers in career and technical education programs. It provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development. It builds and reinforces self-confidence, work attitudes and communication skills. It emphasizes total quality at work, high ethical standards, superior work skills, life-long education, and pride in the dignity of work. We promote understanding of the free enterprise system and involvement in community service.
State competition—March 23-25
A five- to seven-minute demonstration of an occupational skill in an area in which a student is training. Contestants use examples, experiments, displays or practical operations to clearly explain their skills using contestant-prepared visual aids.
Evaluates students’ proficiency in providing customer service. The contest involves live, role-playing situations. Contestants demonstrate their ability to perform customer service in both written and oral forms including telephone and computer skills, communications, problem solving, conflict resolution and business etiquette.
Three- to five-minute impromptu speech. Students will be given the topic five minutes before the competition.
Improve your job interview skills by: completion of employment applications; preliminary interviews with receptionist; and, in-depth interviews in the occupation area you are training.
Job Skill Demonstration
Contestants demonstrate and explain an entry-level skill used in the occupational area for which they are training or in another area.
Five- to seven-minute prepared speech on a common theme.
Promotional Bulletin Board
Design bulletin board displays based on the annual SkillsUSA theme.
Teams of 5 compete to answer questions covering the areas of academic knowledge, professional development and current events.
Visit SkillsUSA for a complete list of competitions.
Please fill out the SkillsUSA Registration Form and return it to Student Life no later than January 31, 2012. Fax forms to 651-423-8536. Students do not have to decide what competitions they plan to compete in when registering.
For more information, contact:
Assistant Director of Student Life