The SkillsUSA ITS National Technical Committee is pleased to offer support to help states run a their ITS contest.
We aim to provide a “contest in a box” that allows you to give your students a very realistic evaluation of the skills required to be an entry-level IT technician. The contest is a series of 30-minute “modules” that target a specific skills needed in the IT world. This contest is nearly identical to the national ITS contest.
What we need from you
- Provide a contest date and time: The state chair needs pick a date and time to run the contest. A contest can be scheduled to last anywhere between 3-6 hours.
- Provide your contestants with computers: Each contestant will need an Internet-connected computer (minimum 4GB RAM) with a modern web browser (Chrome 80+, Firefox 80+, Edge 80+).
- Provide a proctor: You need to schedule at least one responsible adult to be with the contestants during the contest time. The proctor does not need to have experience/expertise in Information Technology.
- Provide a video conference link: You must provide a zoom/google meet/webex/teams meeting to communicate between judges, proctors, and contestants.
What you get from us
- Contest Material: We create and deliver all the modules. The content is aligned exactly to ITS technical standards and the national contest.
- Judges: Since the contest is hosted over the internet, we can have our volunteer judges score modules from anywhere in the country.
How it Works
- Contestants, proctors, and judges will all join the video conference on the day of the contest
- Judges provide contestants with a URL to access the contest
- Contestants will work on an a series of “modules”, each for 30 minutes
- Judges provide an excel sheet of the scores to the proctor
- The proctor enters/relays the scores to the state in the state’s preferred format
Please contact Nick Stocchero at firstname.lastname@example.org