State Conference April 17-19
State Conference Housing Information
The housing website links will be available March 9, 2015 at 7:00 am.
The housing rates for the 2015 State Conference are as follows:
Downtown Double Tree: Double Bed Room- $108.00
King Bed Room- $108.00
Instructions on booking the rooms are a little different from last year. You can access the discounted group rate online by this link and following the directions below.
- Complete the dates and preferences section
- Click on "Add special rate codes".
- Enter CRR in the group code section then click on "CHECK AVAILABILITY".
- After completing the reservation a confirmation number will be emailed to you.
You can also make reservations by phone. Call 1-800-838-7914 and provide the above group code to receive the discounted group rate. When making reservations for a large group, you will only be able to make 5 reservations at a time. You can call the hotel directly and talk to Debbie Shrum at 918-732-3614 to make multiple reservations.
Hyatt Regency Tulsa: Double Bed Room- $104.00
King Bed Room- $104.00
Click Here to book your room at the Hyatt Regency Tulsa.
Holiday Inn: Double Bed Room- $95.00
Click Here to book your room at the Holiday Inn Tulsa-City Center
A late fee of $30 per person will be charged for every student and advisor. Registration will be considered late if it is not submitted online by 5:00p.m. on Friday, March 6. We will be accepting late registration through March 9. (NO EXCEPTIONS AFTER THIS DATE!!!)
State conference registration will only be accepted through our online registration process. If you do not have access to the internet in your classroom or office please contact someone at your school who does. Registering on the internet will simplify the process in the state office and minimize errors. It will be each instructor's responsibility to complete the registration process by the March 6 deadline. If there is a regional/district elimination competition for your contest area, please verify that the students you register are eligible to compete at the state level. (Refer to the Competitive Events Listing on the homepage).
A student who competes and wins a district/regional competition is not automatically registered for the state contest!
Please make sure requisitions for registration dollars are made at the same time you register on the internet! You will have the ability to print a Fee Summary/Invoice for your finance office at the time of registration. ($60 per student and $30 per advisor plus any late fees and any contest material fees) Please ask your finance office to pay from these invoices. There will be no additions after March 9 and no on-site substitutions this year. You will be expected to pay for the contestants that you register
If you have questions or changes, please contact Andrea Hancock firstname.lastname@example.org or 405-743-5400.
The State Officer and National Officer Candidate Nomination Form is also available for download. This form is due in the State SkillsUSA Office by March 6. A school may nominate three students for office as follows:
- Two student for a High School State Office
- One student for Postsecondary National Officer Candidate
Please refer to the Campaign Guidelines that have been established.
Officer Candidates need to be prepared to:
You will receive more specific information regarding this meeting after all nomination forms have been received.
Please encourage your students to seek state and national SkillsUSA offices! Candidacy for state and national office is valuable information to include on resumes and, if elected, the leadership training that students receive will help them develop a competitive edge in job-search activities. NOTE: Officer Candidate’s that do not pass the SkillsUSA knowledge test will not be eligible for office.
All written exams (with few exceptions) for the state contests will be taken online March 23 - April 10. If you do not test during this time...your student will not have another opportunity, therefore the contestant will not have a written test score. It is your responsibility to contact your liaison and schedule a time for your students to test as well as taking the correct test.
These program specialist in the T&I office.will provide specific information for each contest. Please note...if the contest name is not a hyperlink, the state office is still working to get the information updated for the 2015 State Conference. Check back often or call the contest
Resumes are required of every contestant at every state contest. The resumes will not be judged but there will be a 10 point deduction if a contestant does not submit one.
This memo has all the important conference information all in one place.
Again for 2015...All contestants will get their name badge at the contest site upon check-in.
Schedules and Locations
These items are still in progress. As soon as they are available, the links will be activated.
Click on the session day to see the contests that will be awarded.
Theduring state conference is sponsored by the Oklahoma Alumni & Friends Association. This year students and advisors will gather on the morning of Monday, April 20 to work at the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. This group will sort and repackage donated food and other grocery items.
The 2015 Champions Festival will be sponsored by the SkillsUSA Oklahoma Alumni & Friends Association. It will be held Monday, April 20 in the International Ballroom at the Downtown Doubletree Hotel beginning 15 minutes after the conclusion of the general session. It is FREE to all state conference registrants. Please wear your conference t-shirt for admittance (and to help with safety). They will feature a live DJ provided by Blue Bell Entertainment as well as photo booths.
Again this year, Oklahoma SkillsUSA is asking for your help. Students serving as Courtesy Corps have been a great part of making the conference happen in the past. By serving as courtesy corps the students' $50 registration fee will be waived. By doing this though, the student will be expected to serve as a volunteer in ways not limited to setting up or tearing down contest areas and/or delivering lunches or supplies to staff and competitors. Courtesy corps students will need to be available on Sunday until after the delegate session ends and on Monday until after the skills contest area is completely disassembled and the General Session has ended. Please see the state conference page on the website for the application and additional details.
Please be aware that the Industry Prizes/Awards will be distributed on the first floor of the Tulsa Convention Center in the Conference Hall after the awards ceremony. No student, parent, administrator, advisor or instructor will be allowed in this area until after the Awards Ceremony has ended! We encourage you to keep your students in the arena until the ceremony is over. Please inform your delegation.
To speed up the process of prize check in, please bring the following documents complete with all information:
- Industry Awards Information Tags - Complete and adhere a tag to every prize so that the winning student will have the information to send a thank you.
- Industry Awards Information Sheet - Complete this sheet with all information concerning who donated what. The SkillsUSA Oklahoma state office will also send a thank you letter so please make sure you have a complete mailing address.
This listing lets you know who to contact in the state office with questions about a specific contest.