District 5 Qualifying Information
Event Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2024
SkillsUSA Massachusetts hosts six District Qualifying Events to determine the competitors for the Massachusetts SkillsUSA Championships. The events are held in late February to early March in each contestant's home school (these are on-line qualifying events. 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 of Advisor Handbook). 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 take exams at the District level. 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 /teams may be entered in the contest. The fourth competitor participates 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.
Qualifying Events Schedule:
Time: Exams will be open from 7:00 AM until 4:00 PM. Contestants can log into the exams any time between the hours of 7:00 AM and 4:00 PM. Each contestant once logged in will have 2 ½ hours to complete their exams.
The 2024 conference cost are:
Registration fee is $40.00 - per attendee (contestants, state officer candidates, and observers) and $0.00 per teacher, chaperone.
Schools pay half cost for 4th competitor in events where they have a 100% section.