As the world witnesses the Olympics in Sochi, area high school students will take part in their own Skills Olympics as Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College and the Warren County Area Technology Center host this year’s District 4 SkillsUSA competition on Friday February 21, 2014.

The events will involve competitive activities in a variety of occupational skill and leadership areas. Leadership skills being evaluated include public speaking, parliamentary procedure, safety, opening and closing ceremonies, and job interviewing. Occupational skills include the building trades, health occupations, automotive technology, electrical/electronics, and personal services. Other competitions are: outstanding SkillsUSA chapter, community service, entrepreneurship and customer service.

SkillsUSA is a nationwide career and technical student organization serving more than 320,000 high school and college students enrolled in training programs including technical, skilled, service, and health occupations.

SkillsUSA was originally known as the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America (VICA). Prior to 1965, SkillsUSA Kentucky is coordinated by the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, Department of Workforce Investment, Office of Career and Technical Education, also known as Kentucky Tech.

Winners at the local events will move on to state and national levels. First, second and third place winners in the contest will receive a gold, silver, or bonze SkillsUSA medallion.

The contests are organized by and run through a partnership of industry, labor and education. More than 5,500 students from all states advance and compete in the national event.

SkillsUSA is the official U.S. representative to the WorldSkills Competition.



Region 4 Competition

Friday, February 21, 2014


7:30        Registration Begins - Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKYCTC Staff)

  • Main Campus, Building F, Conference Room


8:00        Opening Session – Building F, Conference Room

  • Welcome – SKYCTC Official
  • Greeting – Melissa  Jones, SkillsUSA Southern Region / Region 4 Coordinator
  • SkillsUSA Contest Overview – Denna White, SKYCTC – Director of Admissions


8:30        Skills Contestants Depart for Contest Areas (ATC’s responsible for transportation)

  • Main Campus  (Leadership; Automotive; Electricity & Motor Control; Welding, Welding I & Welding Fabrication; HVAC)
  • KATI  (Computer Maintenance Technology and Computer Programming; Architectural CAD & Architectural Board Drafting; Technical CAD & Technical Board Drafting)
  • Transpark  (Precision Machining; CNC Milling & Automated Manufacturing)
  • Warren County ATC (Automotive I, Carpentry, Carpentry I, Cabinet Making)


9:15        Technical Competitions (see attached schedule)

  • Contests can begin earlier if all competitors are present


11:00 until 11:45

                Lunch Available for Contestants, Advisors, Judges, Committee Chairs, Bus Drivers, etc.

  • Main – Building F, Conference Room   
  • KATI, Transpark, Warren County ATC


11:45  - 2:00        Leadership Competitions (see attached schedule)


3:00        Awards/Closing  Session – Building F, Conference Room

  • Melissa Jones


Other Locations:

Information Center – Building F, Conference Room

  • Registration, Lost and Found, Judges Gifts

Tally Room – Building F, Room 8

  • Bonnie Hanes, Susan Cassady and Amy Cannon
  • Committee Chairs bring score sheets here at completion of contests

Student Commons Area – Building F, Conference Room

  • Snacks available, movies, and playing cards available