Puget Sound South

Puget Sound South Region takes 1st place at Nationals.

Congratulations to Jacoby Pasquan & Ryley Boyles from the Puget Sound South Region (PCSC) , who took 1st place at Nationals in Interactive Application and Game Development. 

 

Region Representatives:

Please Welcome Gary Milbradt who was voted in at the Fall Advisors meeting as a Puget Sound South region representative. He will assist in the organization of technical competitions.

Our region is bordered by South Tacoma, Puget Sound, I-90, and the Cascade Mountains. As such, we have a total of 3 coordinators to serve you and your chapters:

  • Adam Scroggins – Board Representative, Region Coordinator, Advisor Trainer
  • Joni Bishop – Treasurer & Contest medal distribution
  • Gary Milbradt – Technical contest host support

If you are a New Advisor to the Puget Sound South region please contact Adam Scroggins ascroggins@bethelsd.org

 

Puget Sound South meeting minutes:

Use the link to access a page where you can download PDF’s of the meeting minutes.

 

2020 SkillsUSA Theme:

The SkillsUSA competition theme for the year is: SkillsUSA: I’m Ready.

 

National Only Competitions:

  • NLSC Pin and T-shirt Design Challenge (Link)
  • SkillsUSA Week T-shirt Design Contest (Link)
  • Photo Contest (Link)
  • CareerSafe Video Contest (Link)

 

Fall Leadership Conference:

A date and location for the Fall Leadership conference has been confirmed for October 25, 2019. 9a – 1p. At Spanaway Lake High School, 1305 168th E., Spananway, WA 98387. This event is meant for students who are interested in learning more about SkillsUSA and interacting with SkillsUSA students from other schools. If you are interested in attending with your students or would like more information, please contact Caroliine Goree at cgoree@bethelsd.org.

 

Regional Competitions:

Below are the contests that have traditionally been hosted in the Puget Sound South Region. If you want to compete in a competition not listed please contact your region representative to have it added to the list. As contest hosts are secured and dates, times and locations are identified the list below will be updated.

Tech Standards which are broken into Career Pathways are located at (Link)

Official Contest announcements can be found at the link (announcements)

 

Contest Interest Shown Date: Time: Location Point of Contact Email
3-D Visualization & Animation Yes
Advertising Design
Aerospace Assembler Yes (TBD) (TBD) (TBD) Briston Trapp btrapp@bethelsd.org
Architectural Drafting
Automobile Maintenance Light Repair Yes Jan 18 7:30- Clover Park Technical College Paul Ringstad pringstad@uti.edu
Automotive Service Yes Jan 18 7:30- Clover Park Technical College Paul Ringstad pringstad@uti.edu
Basic Electronics (State Only) Yes 8:00 1:00 Puget Sound Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Training Center Frank Medina fmedina@auburn.wednet.edu
Basic Health Care Skills Yes Jan 25th (TBD) Pierce County Skills Center Elizabeth Dannen edannen@bethelsd.org
Broadcast News Production Yes (TBD) (TBD) Graham Kapowsin High School Charlie Dees cdees@bethelsd.org
Cabinetmaking Yes Jan (TBD) (TBD) Auburn Riverside High School Jim Wickens jwickens@auburn.wednet.edu
Carpentry Yes Jan 25th (TBD) Pierce County Skills Center Dave Tout dtout@bethelsd.org
Commercial Baking Yes
Composites Manufacturing-Engineering and Fabrication Yes Jan 25th (TBD) Pierce County Skills Center Paul Smith psmith@bethelsd.org
Computer Maintenance (State Only) Yes Jan 25th 8:30-1:00 Pierce County Skills Center Adam Scroggins ascroggins@bethelsd.org
Computer Programming Yes
Crime Scene Investigation Yes Jan 25th (TBD) Pierce County Skills Center Joe Davin Jdavin@bethelsd.org
Criminal Justice
Culinary Arts Yes
Cybersecurity Yes
Digital Cinema Production Yes (TBD) (TBD) Graham Kapowsin High School Charlie Dees cdees@bethelsd.org
Dye Sublimation Printing
Electronic Technology Yes 8:00 1:00 Puget Sound Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Training Center Frank Medina fmedina@auburn.wednet.edu
Engineering Technology/Design
Firefighting Yes Jan 25th (TBD) Pierce County Skills Center Robb Lovre rlovre@bethelsd.org
First Aid CPR Yes Jan 18th (TBD) Pierce Fire District #13 Monica Watchie mwatchie@fwps.org
Graphic Communications
Information Technology Services Yes Jan 25th 8:30-1:00 Pierce County Skills Center Adam Scroggins ascroggins@bethelsd.org
Interactive Applications and Game Design
***See Note Below
Yes Feb 1st (TBD) Pierce County Skills Center Andrew Edmonds aedmonds@Bethelsd.org
Internet-working
Leadership Contests Yes Feb 1st 9:00 – 2:00 Pierce County Skills Center Adam Scroggins ascroggins@bethelsd.org
Mobile Robotics Technology
Motorcycle Maintenance Yes Jan 11th 12:30 – 5:00 Auburn High School Kurt Edwards kedwards@auburn.wednet.edu
Nurse Assisting Yes Jan 25th (TBD) Pierce County Skills Center Elizabeth Dannen edannen@bethelsd.org
Photography Yes Jan 25th (TBD) Graham Kapowsin High School Caroline Goree cgoree@bethelsd.org
Power Equipment Technology Yes Jan 11th 7:30 – 12:00 Auburn High School Kurt Edwards kedwards@auburn.wednet.edu
Precision Machining Technology
Preventive Athletic Taping Yes Jan 25th (TBD) Pierce County Skills Center Phil Cappetto pcappetto@bethelsd.org
Restaurant Service
Screen Printing Technology
Telecommunications Cabling Yes Jan (TBD) (TBD) Pierce County Skills Center Adam Scroggins ascroggins@bethelsd.org
Television (Video) Production Yes (TBD) (TBD) Graham Kapowsin High School Charlie Dees cdees@bethelsd.org
Welding Yes
Welding Fabrication Yes
Welding Sculpture
***See Note Below
Yes

 

***Please note at state the Interactive Applications and Game Design & Welding Sculpture competitions will be held during leadership competition time. This allows these competitors in these contests to compete in an additional technical competitions.

This year I will be asking for anyone who has students who are interested in taking part in a Technical competition to notify me by November 15th to allow for enough time to set up a quality event. Due to the short turnaround for state competition All Technical competitions will need to be held before February 1st so we need to get the dates and locations set early.  Please contact me if you have any questions or comments. Documents on the process for hosting a competition can be found at (Google Drive )
Regarding Regional Level Contests, individuals may participate in more than one contest.  A student may compete in a combination of (4) Leadership Development Contests or Occupationally Related Contests.  Individuals may participate in as many Technical Contest that fit their schedule (Note: In the event the individual qualifies for state in multiple technical contests, they will have to choose (1) to compete in at state)

Regarding State Level Contests, individuals may participate in more than one contest.  A student may compete in up to three contests.  (1) Technical Science Contest and a combination of (2) Leadership Development Contests or Occupationally Related Contests.  If not participating in a Skill Contest, individuals may participate in a combination of 3 leadership and occupationally related contests.  Individuals may participate in only one Technical Contest.

 

Region Split is official:

The spit utilizes I-90 as the boundary between the Puget Sound North and Puget Sound South regions. There are a few school districts that are split or boarder I-90 which could make it ambiguous as to which region they belong in. Below is a list of these school districts, and which region they belong in.

Puget Sound North Puget Sound South
Mercer Island Seattle
Isasaquah Highline
Snoqualmie Tukwilla
Lake Washington Renton
Northshore Tahoma
Shoreline

The biggest affect this will have is on our competitions. Puget Sound North and Puget Sound South will have 1st, 2nd and 3rd place officially recognize, and will be separate entities during the selection meeting which determines who gets selected to go to state.The North and South regions will be allowed to host competitions together or separately as long as scoring is recorded as North contestants and South contestants.

An example of this is that the North and South regions will participate in the Regional Leadership competitions together and recognize 1st, 2nd and 3rd place from each region.

If there is an official contest in your region, you will not be allowed to go to the other region to compete. If you have any questions on this please contact your region representative in and how to host a contest.

 

Important Dates:

September:

  • SkillsUSA Fall Advisers Meeting: Thursday September 19th at 5:00pm at the Pierce County Skills Center

October:

  • Fall Leadership Conference (TBD)

November:

  • Deadline to notify Adam Scroggins if you are Interested in a Technical contest so we have time to organize it. November 15th
  • CISPUS:  November 1-2 Chapter Officer/Leader/Advisor Training-CISPUS Learning Center, Randle, WA

November:

  • Regional Contest Announcement Deadline:
    • November 15th
    • Cutoff date for all competitions is  February 1st 2020
      • This date can not be extended due to the short turnaround for the State Conference
    • In the 2019-20 school year if a host has not confirmed that they will have a competition prior to December 20th, the competition will not be held. If you want your students to compete notify the regional coordinator early in the fall

January:

  • Technical Contests Will be scheduled to take place in January

February:

  • Regional Leadership  Contests
    • This coming year we will not run a regional with Puget Sound North Region.
    • Contest will be held February 1st, 2020 from 8:30 to 2:00 (dependent on signups) at the Pierce County Skills Center
    • Simple box lunches will be provided

 March:

 April:

  • April 2- 4 State Leadership & Skills Conference (SLSC) – Yakima Convention Center

 June:

  • June 25-26 National Leadership & Skills Conference (NLSC) – Louisville KY

Thank you for all that you are doing for your students and SkillsUSA.