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SkillsUSA District Championships

The Missouri SkillsUSA District Championships recognize career and technical education students who excel in their occupational areas, as well as leadership development activities that are such an integral part of the SkillsUSA program in the classroom.

The involvement of industry in the Missouri SkillsUSA District Championships program is essential.  Leadership, health, trade, industrial and technical experts donate their time to serve as contest judges and as technical committee members.  They assume responsibility for selecting the skills that are to be judged, determining the format of the contests and establishing the standards by which contestants will be judged.

Besides showcasing students' skills, the Missouri SkillsUSA District Championships, by the very nature of competition, urges students to take pride in their work.  It also provides prospective employers with an opportunity to see dedicated, motivated potential employees at work.  To continue to meet the needs of both these potential employees and prospective employers, the lines of communication between technical education schools and industry must be kept open.  Educators need to be able to identify industry's needs and, in turn, develop appropriate curricula.

The Missouri SkillsUSA Districts have the power to establish and conduct their own contests, depending upon the needs of each District.  Contests that qualify contestants to the state events must be conducted so as to provide an appropriate level of preparation for the state level contests.

Each contest must have a minimum of three judges who provide an impartial evaluation of the student performance and are currently employed in an occupation that requires them to use the skills being evaluated in the contest.

For district level individual contests sub-state medallions will be given, for first-, second-, and third-place winners.  For district level SkillsUSA Quiz Bowl, Health Knowledge Bowl, Chapter Business Procedure, and Opening and Closing Ceremonies, individual medallions and one trophy will be given.

The Senior District Advisor shall determine the number of medals and trophies that need to be ordered to insure that each SkillsUSA District have an adequate number of district level gold, silver and bronze medals and trophies.  The State SkillsUSA Director shall order the medals and trophies.  The State SkillsUSA office will bill the SkillsUSA District the total cost of the medals and trophies used by each district.

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