2009 Nevada SkillsUSA Championships Contest Update #2 Leadership Development Contests Skill Contests / Occupational-Related Contests First Aid/CPR Photography Technical Drafting Related Technical Math Medical Math 3-D Visualization & Animation Food and Beverage Service Residential Wiring Collision Repair Technology

All advisors and contestants must refer to the contest rules as written in the SkillsUSA Championships Technical Standards 2009 Edition
First Aid / CPR Contestants are to report to the contest area in the Reno Ballroom at 9:00 a.m. on April 30th for roll call and orientation. The scope of this contest is the same as listed in the national rules. Students must demonstrate the appropriate certification, as shown in the national contest rules. Note: The rules now allow for testing in CPR with AED for both high school and college students. A written test will be given in the contest. Contestants must bring the following items: • #2 lead pencils • Watch w/ second hand • Stethoscope • Bandage scissors • Safety glasses

Appropriate work clothes such as collared polo shirts and docker-style pants must be worn for this contest, including work shoes. (No tennis shoes). All contestants must bring a one-page typed résumé. Photography Skills USA, Photography 2009 Gary Robison, Rae Jean Boyer; Co-Chairs Scope of the Contest: Primary skills the contestants will be required to demonstrate: The contestants will demonstrate skills in camera operations, basic lighting, fill flash, composition, visual interpretation skills, color balance, Photoshop, interview/portfolio presentation skills, and general photography knowledge both written and verbal. CHECKLIST:  Proper clothing attire – Official Skills USA attire or business attire as described in the national contest rules.


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Computer 16x20 competition prints 4x6 portfolio Resume Digital camera and accessories Pen and pencil Reading material: Contestants are encouraged to bring something to read, as there may be spare time during the contest. No talking will be allowed.

SCHEDULE: Set up: Wednesday, April 29, 2009 1:00pm to 4:00pm 1. All contestants must bring their mounted competition prints for judging to the photography area of the Reno Ballroom between 1:00pm – 4:00pm. Please note there are no exceptions. 2. Contestants must also bring their computers for set up at this time, with a legal licensed copy of PhotoShop installed (version 7 or above). The facility is fully secure and computers will be safe overnight. There will not be enough time to setup computers on testing day! 3. Contestants are also encouraged to assist in setting up the testing area.

* IMPORTANT: We are assigned a lunch period and will be eating in the testing area. Lunch orders will be taken during the setup up period, and we will be provided a lunch menu to choose from, which we estimate the cost to be $8 - $10. Please be prepared to place your lunch order and pay at this time. Contest Day - April 30, 2009 On-location photo shoot (Only Contestants may attend) The contestants will be required to meet 6:45am at the Reno Ballroom testing location for orientation, and assemble for the on-location photography assignment. The photo shoot is two fold: interpreting a theme photographically, and outdoor portraiture. Equipment and materials: REQUIRED: Manually adjustable digital camera and one removable memory card of at least 512 MB in capacity. Electronic flash; flash built into the camera is acceptable. Note: We will be walking from the Reno Ballroom to the location photo shoot, so please wear comfortable shoes. Contestants will be allowed to change into alternate business shoes after the location photo shoot. OPTIONAL: Contestants should bring whatever equipment they feel they may need for the on-location assignment, for example: tripod, reflector, props, hand held light meter, extra batteries, card reader, etc. * Be mindful that contestants must carry everything they bring, and must be responsible for his/her own equipment.


OVERVIEW OF THE SKILLS TO BE TESTED: Job Interview The purpose for this presentation is to give real world experience for contestants seeking photography careers. Part of the judging will be a portfolio consisting of seven to ten 4x6 images. These images may be presented in a simple photo album, or can be mounted on 5x7 boards in a box. The images in your portfolio should be images that you are proud of, but do not necessarily have to be your best work. Very important: none of the images in the portfolio can be a duplicate of the images submitted for print competition. Print Competition As discussed in the national contest rules, all contestants will submit two prints mounted on 16x20 boards. The prints may not be smaller than 80 square inches (e.g., 8x10) and no larger than 16x20. The prints must have been photographed, printed, and mounted by the contestant prior to the contest. Lab produced prints are acceptable. A typewritten label placed on the back with the following information must identify all prints: Contestant’s name, instructor’s name, school name and address. Written Test A written test to evaluate contestant's general knowledge of photography, digital imagery and Photoshop. Portrait Studio Contestants will demonstrate their ability to set up studio lights and establish lighting ratios. Trouble Shooting Contestants will be shown various digital prints to evaluate how well they can diagnose digital problems. Color Correction Contestants will be shown various color balance problems, asked to identify what color shifts exist, and demonstrate ability to make corrections. Computer Manipulation Contestants will be given several image files and asked to combine them to create a final designated image. Conceptual Design Using the images from the location shoot, contestants will be required to create a conceptual image based on their interpretation of the theme. Contestants will be able to use any Photoshop tools they choose. The image will be judged for creativity and Photoshop skills in presenting the theme photographically.

Technical Drafting
April 29: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Computer setup will be at the Reno Ballroom. If students have a conflict due to enrollment in a leadership contest, the advisor may set up the computers. Equipment supplied by contestant: a. b. c. e. f. Each participant must supply his/her own complete CAD workstation with available USB port. Pre-installed CAD software Pre-installed Adobe Acrobat program (or compatible read write PDF program) Surge protector One-page typewritten personal résumé


April 30: All contestants must report to the contest area in Reno Ballroom at 8:00 a.m. roll call and orientation. 8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Pre-contest meeting - the Contest Chair will go over some brief details and rules of the contest. This is a mandatory meeting for all contestants. At roll call each contestant will bring their résumé in sealed envelope with their contestant number clearly printed on the envelope. 8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Each student will take a written test as part of the contest. (30 minutes max). 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Contestants should be familiar with ASME/ANSI standards and technical drafting practices. Most importantly, the contestants should study the problem carefully and understand what it is that they are detailing, how the parts work, and what dimensions are important. The specific types of drawings the contestants should understand are; Assembly drawings and part drawings. Refer to the national rules for more information on the scope of the contest. The contestant drawings shall be saved as their programs extension AND to a .dwg file. Job Interviews will start at 10 a.m. Lunch will be at approximately 12:00 noon. 4:30 p.m. Students may begin breakdown of equipment. Any deviations from this update will be announced or posted. Dress Code: Participants are expected to report to the contest dressed in one of the following:  Official SkillsUSA attire  Official polo shirt / black pants / shoes / etc.  Business dress

Related Technical Math Contestants must report to the designated meeting room at the Circus Circus at 8:00 a.m. on April 30th for roll call and orientation. Scope of the contest: • The contest poses challenging mathematical problems similar to those encountered in business and industry, including problem-solving situations with real-world applications. • The test contains 50 problems applicable to technical/vocational fields. It covers applications of the fundamental operations of whole numbers, fractions, and decimals, including applications of percentages, ratio and proportion, averages, areas and volumes. A sound knowledge of basic mathematics, algebra, geometry, trigonometry and basic statistics will prepare students to demonstrate their problem-solving skills. The test will provide students the opportunity to demonstrate their problem-solving skills, not just their mathematical ability. • Students have two hours to complete the problems and check their answers. Hand-held calculators may be used. Contestants need nothing more than a simple scientific calculator; a graphing calculator is not necessary. No bonus will be given for early completion of the test.


• The test is designed to raise the reasoning, problem-solving and mathematical achievement of all students. Contestants must bring their own calculator; calculators will not be available for check-out. Contestants must bring a typed, one-page résumé. Contestants must wear SkillsUSA attire or business dress to compete in the contest. Refer to the national contest rules (2009 edition) for more information about the Related Technical Math contest.

Medical Math Contestants must report to the designated meeting room in the Circus Circus at 9:00 a.m. on April 30th for roll call and orientation. Contestants must bring the following:  Basic hand-held calculator (no graphing or scientific calculators will be permitted)  Pen and pencil Contestants must wear SkillsUSA attire or business dress to compete in the contest. Refer to the national contest rules (2009 edition) for more information about the Medical Math contest. 3-D Visualization and Animation Special Note: All contestants and advisors must report to the 3-D Imaging and Visualization contest area at the Reno Ballroom between 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. on April 29th to set up computers. Contestants must report to the contest area 8:00 a.m. on April 30th for roll call and orientation. 1. The students will take a written exam covering the general technical issues associated with 3D design and animation. 2. The overall idea of the competition is to simulate a real-world assignment. 3. Students will be given an assignment that will require them to produce a short animation and several good quality still images. The will be judged on storyboard development, modeling, the application of materials, lighting, the movement of objects, cameras. They must perform these functions with the allotted time. 4. Contestants will participate in an oral interview based on their team’s project planning (i.e., story board development) Please refer to the National Technical Standards for the scope of the contest and evaluation criteria. However, please note the following about transferring data to from the contestant stations to the judging station: o o o o o No more zip drives. Data will transfer to the judging committee as follows: CD's that the committee keeps or flash drives that the students keep after transfer to us. Flash drives will be available from the judging committee for a team to borrow for transfer, if necessary. Data transfer between students is by flash drive or wired networks. No wireless transfer allowed of any type; the judging committee will be monitoring.

Students must bring all items listed in the national contest rules to compete in this contest, including the computer work stations and surge protectors. Computers may not be removed or dismantled until the time specified by the contest chair. Contestants must wear professional dress (polo shirts and dress pants or other business dress) or SkillsUSA attire to compete in this contest. Contestants must bring a one-page typed résumé to the contest. 5

Food and Beverage Service The Food and Beverage contest will follow the Scope of Work as listed in the National SkillsUSA Championships Technical Standards, 2009 Edition. The testing process will be as follows:  Written test on the critical aspects of the Food and Beverage Service profession.  Practical test involving service in a formal restaurant setting.  Evaluation of your one-page typed résumé. Contestants must provide the following:  Proper attire as described in the national rules but need not be official SkillsUSA clothing from Midwest Trophy.  Hair restraint if needed.  Pen, pencil and note pad.  Table crumber. All contestants must report to room 223 in the Red Mountain Building at the Truckee Meadows Community College (Dandini Campus) at 8:00 a.m. on April 30th for roll call, orientation and number assignments. Transportation will depart from the Circus Circus at 7:30 a.m. The following dinner menu is included to help students prepare for the Food & Beverage Service Contest:

Dinner Menu
Tossed House or Caesar Salad served with your entree Filet A 10oz center cut tenderloin from the most tender of corn fed Midwest beef…37.00 Petite Filet A smaller 7 oz. cut but equally tender…………………………………………..…26.00 Rib-eye A 12 oz cut of USDA Prime beer at its best. Well marbled for peak flavor…….…36.00 Cowboy Rib-eye A huge 16oz bone in version of USDA prime beer……….………………………………43.00 New York Strip The USDA prime cut has a full bodied texture that is slightly firmer then the Rib-eye and packed with flavor………………………..…….………..……………..31.00 T-Bone A 18 oz cut of full flavor.......................................................................................…...29.00 Petite Filet and Shrimp Twin 5 oz medallions and six jumbo gulf shrimp………..…………..……………..25.00 Lamb Chops Three center cut Colorado lamb chops served with fresh mint compote……..……..28.00 Stuffed Chicken Breast Oven roasted free range double breast of chicken stuffed with a garlic herb


cheese and served with lemon butter…………………………………………………22.00 Fresh Lobster Fresh whole Maine lobster ranging from 2.5 to 5 lbs…………….……….…Market Price Market Fresh Selection Your server will describe our Chefs selection for today……………..……….Market Price

Dessert Menu
Caramelized Banana Cream Pie Creamy white Chocolate banana custard in our flaky crust topped with caramelized bananas 6.00 Warm Washington Apple Tart Granny Smith apples baked in a flaky pastry with streusel crust and vanilla bean ice cream 7.00 Cheese Cake Creamy homemade cheesecake served with fresh strawberries 5.00 Bread Pudding Our version of a traditional New Orleans favorite Chocolate Sin Cake and espresso topped with Whisky Sauce 6.00 Crème Brulee The classic egg custard made with whole bean vanilla and topped with fresh berries and mint 7.00 Fresh Seasonal Berries with Sweet Cream A celebrations of flavors 5.00 Ice Cream or Sorbet Super premium ice cream or sorbet Your server will offer today’s selections 4.00

Residential Wiring All residential wiring contestants must report to the Residential Wiring contest area at the Livestock Events Center Exhibit Hall at 7:30 a.m. on April 30th for roll call and orientation. The contest will follow the Scope of Work as listed in the National SkillsUSA Championships Technical Standards, 2009 Edition. Clothing Requirements: Work Pants – blue jeans/work pants Work Shirt – no sleeveless or tank tops allowed, conference t-shirt preferred Work Boots – no tennis shoes Safety glasses – if prescription safety glasses are used they must have side shields Each contestant will be required to take a one (1) hour written examination on the following subjects: Electrical Codes and Practices (2005 NEC)


Scope of the Contest: 1) Contestants will be given job information and instruction sheets for residential wall rough-in 2) All work must conform to the specifications of the latest edition of the National Electrical Code as of January prior to the SkillsUSA Championships 3) Contestants will demonstrate their ability to perform jobs or skills selected from the following list of competencies: Safety rules and practices Use of tools and equipment Basic Theory Basic equipment and procedures Electrical circuits Install switch boxes and outlet boxes Rough-in, connect and install electrical devices Install EMT Conduit and Romex Install electrical panels Job interview or other communication skills test Contestants must bring the following: Pencil and paper Safety glasses Center punch or scratch awl Long nose pliers Screwdrivers - Phillips & straight blade Hammer Knife/romex stripper/wire stripper Current NEC book (2005) Side cutters Diagonal cutters Channel locks Measuring tape (min. 25’) Electricians Level One-page typed résumé

Materials: All material is provided for the contest including the use of a ½” EMT bender. Romex and EMT conduit is limited, it is important that you plan your installation per the specifications included, without waste; you will have just enough time to complete your project. *NOTE: Contestants must wear appropriate work clothes to compete in the Residential Wiring contest; work clothes included work boots with reinforced toe protection, work pants and work shirt. (The conference t-shirt may be worn for this contest.) RESIDENTIAL WIRING CONTEST INFORMATION SHEET: Study the attached wall layout and wiring directions; note the different layouts locations. All devices have specified locations and heights; all cable and conduit types are specified and must be installed as specified. 1) CHECK MATERIALS: Take inventory of all your stock, any missing items need to be collected before 12 noon. 2) MEASUREMENTS: All measurements shall be taken from the floor and must be within 1/16” of the specified height. 3) CODE REQUIREMENTS: Must meet the 2005 NEC. 4) CLOTHING: Must meet SkillsUSA requirements. (Conference t-shirts and blue jeans/work pants). 5) SPECIAL NOTES: a. There will be no talking allowed once the contest has started. b. No person(s) will be allowed in the contest area at any time during the contest. c. All questions regarding the contest must be directed to the contest CHAIRPERSONS. d. Any contestant who must leave the work area for any reason shall notify the contest CHAIRPERSONS prior to leaving the area.


SAFETY – each contestant is required to work in a safe and orderly manner. All contestants are required to wear hardhats, safety glasses and proper work shoes at all times. Any contestant not wearing the required safety equipment may be disqualified and removed from the contest area. TIME – Actual contest will begin at 8:00 a.m. and break for lunch at 12:00 noon. The contestants will have 30 minutes for lunch. The contest will end at 4:00 p.m. to allow for scoring. Contestants are not permitted to work on their project, but may review their paper work during lunch. The contest chairman will start the contest. Finishing before the allotted time will not be a factor in the contest scoring, however an incomplete project will. MATERIALS – All material is provided for the contest including a 1/2” EMT bender. Romex and EMT Conduit are limited, it is important that you plan your installation per the specifications included, without waste; you will have just enough to complete your project. SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:

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Do not screw devices to boxes. Do not back stab (back wire) devices. Points will be deducted if boxes and/or devices are not located as specified. Do not energize your work station for any reason.

WHEN YOUR WORK IS COMLETE: Clean-up your work area. Return all unused material to original location. Pick-up all tools.

Once you have checked out of the contest, you cannot re-enter the contest area for any reason. Collision Repair Technology All contestants are to report to the Collision Repair Department at Western Nevada College for roll call and orientation at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 30th. Transportation will depart the Circus Circus at 7:00 a.m. Contestants will be evaluated on the following criteria: • • • • • • • • • Paint gun identification and adjustment Panel spray painting Damage estimation Dent repair Proper use of tools and equipment Refinishing and technique Safe work practices Written test Interview Station

Each student must bring the following items: • • • • Safety glasses with side shields/safety goggles Sanding block Cartridge-style respirator Electric metal grinder (optional) • • • • Body file (optional) Flat and pick hammers General purpose dolly Calculator


• One-page, typed résumé Contestants should prepare for an interview as part of the contest. Contestants may use the HVLP provided at the contest site, or they may bring their own spray gun. • Note: Appropriate work shoes and work clothes must be worn. Recommended dress is conference t-shirts and blue jeans/work pants. (NO TENNIS SHOES)


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