SkillsUSA State Competitions Need Your Help

SkillsUSA State Competitions Need Your Help

For those of you who don't know what SkillsUSA does, here is your opportunity to meet your next great employee or to give back to the industry. This is a competition for skilled trades, and they can use your help.

Each state holds a competition and each state can benefit from your time, donations, and expertise. The students that compete in this competition are the future of the industry and some of the best and brightest you will find in our industry. If you would like to help at the state competition,visit Skills USA for the contact person in your area to see how.

Take a look at what each contestant at national competition has to complete in the two categories for our industry below.

Automotive Refinishing Technology

"Contestant will demonstrate the ability to perform jobs and skills based on the task list outlined by the National Institute for Automotive Excellence (ASE) and the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). The competition includes a series of workstations to assess skills in the following areas: surface preparation, spray gun operation, paint mixing, matching and applying, solving paint applications problems, determining finish defects, causes and cures and utilizing safety precautions. The competitor will also complete an interview, a written estimate and an ASE written exam. The overall appearance of the finished products, speed and proper safety practices will be judged."

Collision Repair Technology

"Contestants demonstrate their ability to perform jobs and skills based on the task list outlined by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). The competition includes a series of workstations to assess skills in the following areas: metal straightening, welding, plastic repair and structural analysis. The overall appearance of the finished product, speed and proper safety practices are judged. There are written tests on estimating, structural analysis, and an ASE exam. The students are also interviewed by the judges."

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