Regional Championships Updates and Equipment Lists

Updated 11/3/2017

Contests offered at Middle, Mid-West, West, and East Tennessee regional events:

  • American Spirit*
  • Architectural Drafting
  • Automotive Service Technology
  • Automotive Service Technology-MLR 1 (NOT National Event)
  • Automotive Service Technology-MLR 2 (NOT National Event)
  • Automotive Service Technology-MLR 3 (NOT National Event)
  • Automotive Service Technology-MLR 4 (NOT National Event)
  • Carpentry
  • Chapter Business Procedure*
  • Chapter Display*
  • Cosmetology
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Criminal Justice
  • Esthetics
  • Job Interview
  • Job Skill Demonstration A
  • Job Skill Demonstration Open
  • Nail Care
  • Opening and Closing Ceremonies*
  • Outstanding Chapter*
  • Prepared Speech*
  • Promotional Bulletin Board*
  • Sharon Melton Myers Memorial SkillsUSA Award (NOT National Event)*
  • Technical Drafting
  • Welding Fabrication (To Be Determined)

*Contest entry is not required to advance to state, participants will receive feedback to help prepare for SLSC

Advisors: You are not required to mail the CTSO Release Form in with your registration, you only need to have completed copies for each attendee with you at the conference in the case of an emergency.


  • Competitors should bring a one-page hard copy résumé to their contest on the day of competition at the regional level. Failure to do so will result in a ten point penalty.
  • Contestants MUST follow national standards for dress for each specific competition at both the regional and state level, found in the SkillsUSA Championship Technical Standards.
  • All other attendees must adhere to the official  SkillsUSA Tennessee dress code.

Inclement Weather Policy

Basic agenda for all regional events:

  • 8 – 9 a.m. – Registration
  • 9 – 12 p.m. – Regional Contests
  • 12 -1:30 p.m. – Lunch
  • 2 p.m. – Awards *Please note that the award ceremony may start at later time based on when the scoring of all contests has been completed.

Automotive Service Technology – Will complete all 4 sections of MLR single shots and take an overall knowledge exam. Students competing in the automotive regional contests should be familiar with using scan tool, volt-meter, dial indicator, and micrometers that will be used in the hands-on portion of the contest.

MLR 1-4 Single Shots – Click here for the MLR Technical Standard. Will have hands-on portion and written exam. Students competing in the automotive regional contests should be familiar with using scan tool, volt-meter, dial indicator, and micrometers that will be used in the hands-on portion of the contest. Hands on portion of these contests will be within the Tennessee MLR state standards.

Carpentry – Contestants should follow SkillsUSA Championships Technical Standards. Contestants should also bring a set of saw horses. Calculator use is allowed.

Cosmetology – Contestants will perform one long hair design and one women’s design hair cut for the regional event. coming soon: Click here for basic agenda and design cut photo.

Crime Scene Investigation – Students participating in the SkillsUSA Tennessee regional Crime Scene Investigation competition should be prepared for the following scenarios: oral board interview, dusting for fingerprints, and bagging evidence. Contestants should bring CSI kit with the materials to accomplish the above tasks.

Criminal Justice – contestants need to bring the necessary equipment needed which will be on a standard duty belt.

Esthetics 9/25/2017
The  Fantasy Theme for the 2018 Esthetics Contest is “Looney Tunes.” Click here for the agenda.

Job Interview – contestants will complete a job application on site. Contestants should bring three hard copies of their resume for the interview portion of the contest.

Nail Care – Click here for nail care contest agenda.

Architectural and Technical Drafting – contestants should bring a computer or laptop with software and a power strip extension cord for all regional event locations. If using the manual drafting boards, they will need to bring basic drafting equipment.

The SkillsUSA competition theme for the 2018 year is:
SkillsUSA: Champions at Work
Job Ready Day One
The topic to be addressed by contestants in the Chapter Display, Prepared Speech and Promotional Bulletin Board competitions is how our theme addresses the SkillsUSA national program of work in the area of professional development.

More Coming Soon!