State Conference Information
Registration for the Oklahoma SkillsUSA Leadership Conference and Skill Championships was due online by 5:00p.m. on Thursday, March 6 and is now closed. If you have questions or changes, please contact Kim Hunt at email@example.com or 405-743-5400.
All written exams (with few exceptions) for the state contests will be taken online March 10 - April 22. 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 2014 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 2014...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.
The 2014 Community Service Project during state conference is sponsored by the Oklahoma Alumni & Friends Association. This year students and advisors will gather on the morning of Monday, April 28 to work at the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. This group will sort and repackage donated food and other grocery items.
SkillsUSA's Champion Festival
The 2014 Champions Festival will be sponsored by the SkillsUSA Oklahoma Alumni & Friends Association. It will be held Monday, April 28 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.
This list will show what your school membership was for the 2013-14 school year, whether you were 100% across the school and therefore how many voting delegates you get at state conference.
The housing form will be available March 10th at 7:00a.m. and must be completed and submitted to the housing bureau no later than April 7, 2014.
The housing rates for the 2014 state conference is as follows:
Hyatt Regency - $95 King/Double
Downtown Doubletree - $99 King/Double; $198 Deluxe King/Deluxe Parlor
- A purchase order number is required in order to make reservation in the Passkey GroupMAX system.
- Please wait to send your PO paperwork directly to the hotel after your confirmation number has been received from the hotel.
- When making Multiple Room (20+) Reservations please note the following:
Make sure the first room has the following information:
Name of Contact Person
Name of the School
Complete School Address
Additional rooms can be listed as follows:
Each room MUST be reserved with the correct room type (king or double/double) and the number of students in that room.
First Name: ABC (abbreviate school name)
Last Name: Student 1 (number each student)
Arrival Date and Departure Date for that student
The rooming list will need to include the following information:
Room number that corresponds to what was reserved on the website
Name of each student in room and list what number that student was given
Name of School
Arrival date for each student
Departure date for each student
Rooming list will need to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org after the rooms have been secured through the website.
Questions? Contact the Tulsa Housing Bureau through the above email or 918-560-0251.
Click to be forwarded to the housing reservation website.
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.
INDUSTRY PRIZES / AWARDS
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.
Additional Forms that might be helpful
OFFICER NOMINATION FORM DUE MARCH 3rd - Extended to March 5th
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 3. A school may nominate three students for office as follows:
- one student for a High School State Office,
- one student for High School National Officer Candidate and
- one student for Postsecondary National Officer Candidate.
Please refer to the Campaign Guidelines that have been established.
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 candidates that do not pass the SkillsUSA knowledge test will not be eligible for office.