District 5 Leadership & Skills Conference Information
Conference Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2020
SkillsUSA Massachusetts hosts six District Conferences to determine the competitors for the Massachusetts SkillsUSA Championships. The conferences are held in late February to early March at selected locations in each district. To be eligible, a student must be a paid-in-full SkillsUSA member in good standing. In addition, all financial obligations the chapter has to the state must be paid-in-full (see Fiscal Policy and Procedures in Chapter 2). The District Competition consists of a written SkillsUSA Employment Skills test, a written trade knowledge test and a written safety test. The Cosmetology Under 500 Esthetics and Nail Care models are not required to attend. Models may be chosen after the district SkillsUSA Championships.
Each chapter is eligible to place three competitors in each skill category. The exception to the rule is 100% Chapters. If a program has 100% membership, four competitors may be entered in the contest. The fourth competitor attends the conference at half the cost.
There will be a maximum of 12 high school competitors per event at the state level. In most cases, the top two qualifying scores, per district, will advance to the Massachusetts SkillsUSA Championships.
Conference Program (General Schedule)
10:00–11:00am Registration11:05–11:45am Opening General Session12:00–12:30pm Lunch12:30pm Written events begin3:00–4:30pm Activity Period3:45–5:00pmDinner5:00–6:30pm Awards Ceremony7:00pmDeparture
The 2020 conference cost are:
Registration fee is $50.00 per attendee (contestants, state officer candidates, and observers) and $45.00 per teacher, chaperone.
Schools pay half cost for 4th competitor in events where they have a 100% section.