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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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: Empowered to Succeed.
National Only Competitions:
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 email@example.com.
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|
|Aerospace Assembler||Yes||Jan 25th||8:30 – 12:00||Pierce County Skills Center||Briston Trappfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Automobile Maintenance Light Repair||Yes||Jan 18||7:30-||Clover Park Technical College||Paul Ringstademail@example.com|
|Automotive Service||Yes||Jan 18||7:30-||Clover Park Technical College||Paul Ringstadfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Basic Electronics (State Only)||Yes||Jan 11th||8:00 – 1:00||Puget Sound Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Training Center||Frank Medinaemail@example.com|
|Basic Health Care Skills||Yes||Jan 25th||9:00-12:00||Pierce County Skills Center||Elizabeth Dannenfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Cabinetmaking||Yes||Jan 25th||8:30 – 12:00||Auburn Riverside High School||Jim Wickensemail@example.com|
|Carpentry||Yes||Jan 25th||8:30 – 12:00||Pierce County Skills Center||Dave Toutfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Composites Manufacturing-Engineering and Fabrication||Yes||Jan 25th||8:00 – 3:00||Pierce County Skills Center||Paul Smithemail@example.com|
|Computer Maintenance (State Only)||Yes||Jan 25th||8:30-1:00||Pierce County Skills Center||Adam Scrogginsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Crime Scene Investigation||Yes||Jan 25th||8:30-1:00||Pierce County Skills Center||Joe Davin||Jdavin@bethelsd.org|
|Criminal Justice||Yes||Feb 1st||8:30 – 12:00||Puget Sound Skills Center||Howard Collier||Howard.Collier@highlineschools.org|
|Electronic Technology||Yes||Jan 11th||8:00 – 1:00||Puget Sound Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Training Center||Frank Medinaemail@example.com|
|Firefighting||Yes||Jan 25th||9:00-2:00||Pierce County Skills Center||Robb Lovrefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|First Aid CPR||Yes||Jan 18th||8:30 – 12:00||Pierce Fire District #13||Monica Watchieemail@example.com|
|Information Technology Services||Yes||Jan 25th||8:30-1:00||Pierce County Skills Center||Adam Scrogginsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Interactive Applications and Game Design
***See Note Below
|Yes||Feb 1st||8:30 – 12:00||Pierce County Skills Center||Andrew Edmonds||aedmonds@Bethelsd.org|
|Leadership Contests||Yes||Feb 1st||9:00 – 2:00||Pierce County Skills Center||Adam Scrogginsemail@example.com|
|Motorcycle Maintenance||Yes||Jan 11th||12:30 – 5:00||Auburn High School||Kurt Edwardsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Nurse Assisting||Yes||Jan 25th||9:00-12:00||Pierce County Skills Center||Elizabeth Dannenemail@example.com|
|Power Equipment Technology||Yes||Jan 11th||7:30 – 12:00||Auburn High School||Kurt Edwardsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Preventive Athletic Taping||Yes||Jan 25th||8:30 – 12:00||Pierce County Skills Center||Phil Cappettoemail@example.com|
|Advertising Design||Yes||(TBD)||(TBD)||Kentridge High School||Walrond, Glenn||Glenn.Walrond@kent.k12.wa.us|
|Broadcast News Production||Yes||(TBD)||(TBD)||Graham Kapowsin High School||Charlie Deesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Digital Cinema Production||Yes||(TBD)||(TBD)||Graham Kapowsin High School||Charlie Deesemail@example.com|
|Photography||Yes||Jan 25th||(TBD)||Graham Kapowsin High School||Caroline Goreefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Telecommunications Cabling||Yes||Jan (TBD)||(TBD)||Pierce County Skills Center||Adam Scrogginsemail@example.com|
|Television (Video) Production||Yes||(TBD)||(TBD)||Graham Kapowsin High School||Charlie Deesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|ANNOUNCED WITH ALL INFORMATION|
|ANNOUNCED HOST STILL PLANNING COMPETITION|
|INTEREST FROM ONE SCHOOL WITH NO HOST SET|
|3-D Visualization & Animation||Yes|
|Dye Sublimation Printing||Yes|
|Screen Printing Technology||Yes|
***See Note Below
|TRADITIONAL CONTEST WITH NO HOST OR INTEREST SHOWN TO THIS YEAR|
|Mobile Robotics Technology|
|Precision Machining Technology|
***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.
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|
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.
- SkillsUSA Fall Advisers Meeting: Thursday September 19th at 5:00pm at the Pierce County Skills Center
- Fall Leadership Conference (TBD)
- 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
- 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
- Technical Contests Will be scheduled to take place in January
- 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
- April 2- 4 State Leadership & Skills Conference (SLSC) – Yakima Convention Center
- June 25-26 National Leadership & Skills Conference (NLSC) – Louisville KY
Thank you for all that you are doing for your students and SkillsUSA.