• HCCTC Needs Judges for District Skills USA Competition

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    November 29, 2017
    HCCTC Needs Judges for District Skills USA Competition

    On January 15th 2018 the Huntingdon County Career & Technology Center will be hosting the District Skills USA competition and needs your help.  They are looking for 2-3 judges for each of the competitions mentioned below. These competitions will all take place at the Huntingdon Area High school. They need judges starting at 8am and lasting until approximately 2:30. Judging is simple, scoring rubrics will be provided from Skills USA. If you have any specific interest in a particular category, they would be happy to provide a detailed description of possibly scoring categories.
     
    If you are able to help, Please contact Laura Hicks or Linda Bennett BY DEC 17th at 814-643-0951 or lhicks@hcctc.org or lbennett@hcctc.org
     
    Your support of the HCCTC and the Skills students is very important and we thank you!!!

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    ACTION SKILLS (Contest limited to IEP students)

    PURPOSE: To evaluate each contestant’s ability to demonstrate and explain an entry-level skill used in the occupational area for which he or she is training. Prepare a demonstration of a job skill that lasts five to seven minutes. The demonstration is a presentation of an occupational skill accompanied by a clear explanation of the topic through the use of examples, experiments, displays or practical operations.
     
    EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION PROCESS (Contest limited to IEP students)

                   PURPOSE: To evaluate contestants’ readiness for applying for employment in their occupational areas and understanding the process and procedures required. The contest consists of: 1. Preparation and submission of a résumé, completed at home. 2. Preparation and submission of a portfolio 3. Completion of an application at contest time. 4. The personnel manager (and/or assistant) will evaluate the application and the portfolio. 5. Participate in an in-depth interview with the interviewers (judges).
     
    EXTEMPORANEOUS SPEAKING

                    PURPOSE: To evaluate each contestant’s ability to give a speech on an assigned topic with a minimum of advance preparation. This contest evaluates each contestant’s ability to give a speech on an assigned topic with a minimum of advance preparation. A three- to five-minute speech will be delivered with a preparation time of five minutes.
     
    JOB INTERVIEW

                 PURPOSE: To evaluate contestants’ understanding of employment procedures they will face in applying for positions in the occupational areas for which they are training. 1. Contestants shall apply for positions in keeping with their occupational objectives. 2. The receptionist will serve as a judge. 3. When called from the assembly area, the contestant will approach the receptionist as though applying for a job in the occupational area consistent with the contestant’s training program. Contestants will be given an employment application to complete within 30 minutes in the receptionist’s presence. 4. Contestants will complete the application.5. The receptionist will receive the completed application along with a résumé prepared in advance and supplied by the contestants. 6. After the receptionist evaluates the application, a technical committee member will present three copies of the personal résumé to the interviewing committee (judges). 7. After the judges review the personal résumé, a technical committee member will direct the contestant to the judges for the interview. 8. The interview with the judges will be approximately 10 minutes. This will allow adequate time for four to six questions. 9. All contestants in an interview group will be asked identical questions. 10. Judges are encouraged to use their own interview techniques and should keep the focus of the interview on the selected questions.
     
    JOB SKILL DEMONSTRATION A
              PURPOSE: To evaluate each contestant’s ability to demonstrate and explain an entry-level technical skill used in the occupational area for which he or she is training. The contest requires the demonstration of a performance of an occupational skill accompanied by a clear explanation of the topic through the use of experiments, displays or practical operations.
     
     
    JOB SKILL DEMONSTRATION OPEN
             PURPOSE: To evaluate each contestant’s ability to demonstrate and explain an entry-level technical skill used either in the occupational area for which he or she is training or outside the training area. The contest requires the demonstration of a performance of an occupational skill accompanied by a clear explanation of the topic through the use of experiments, displays or practical operations.
     
    PREPARED SPEECH
              PURPOSE: To evaluate each contestant’s ability to prepare and present clearly and effectively a series of thoughts relating to a central theme. This contest assesses public speaking skills through delivery of a five- to seven-minute speech. The topic for the prepared speech will be established by SkillsUSA and will be announced to the state associations by Sept. 1 for the following year.
     
    CUSTOMER SERVICE
              PURPOSE: To evaluate each contestant’s preparation for employment and to recognize outstanding students for excellence and professionalism in the field of customer service. 1. Each contestant will be given the same scenario(s) and the same amount of time. Total time will be 15 to 20 minutes. 2. Contestants will attend an orientation meeting where a written test will be given. At this meeting, contestants will draw for reporting times. 3. Contestants must report to the contest area 30 minutes prior to their scheduled reporting time to check in with contest officials and receive final instructions. 4. A scenario will likely involve multiple situations occurring simultaneously (e.g., one customer may be engaged in a telephone conversation with the contestant while another customer is walking through the door for face-to-face interaction).
     
    RELATED TECHNICAL MATH
              PURPOSE: To evaluate the contestant’s understanding and ability to solve mathematical problems commonly found in the skilled trades, professional and technical occupations. A written knowledge test will be required. A sound knowledge of geometry, algebra, trigonometry and basic statistics will prepare the students to exhibit their problem-solving skills for this part of the contest.