Friday, March 29, 2019

Job Skills Demo Open Secondary

The run off for today will be at 10 am in the Student Center.  Students involved in this have been notified.

Job Skills Demo Open Post Secondary

Thursday's contest was a great success and we thank you for your participation.  Scores have been tabulated and entered.  No run offs will be necessary.  The awards will be presented later today.

Job Skills Demo A Secondary

Thursday's contest was a great success and we thank you for your participation.  Scores have been tabulated and entered.  No run offs will be necessary.  The awards will be presented later today.

Job Skills Demo A Post Secondary Final Results

Thursday's contest was a great success and we thank you for your participation.  Scores have been tabulated and entered.  No run offs will be necessary.  The awards will be presented later today.

Action Skills Final Result

Thursday's contest was a great success and we thank you for your participation.  Scores have been tabulated and entered.  No run offs will be necessary.  The awards will be presented later today.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Automotive Srevice Technology 3/26/2019


Automotive Service Technology Information:
 
 
      
·        Contest orientation will be located at the SLCC Miller campus MATC Building upstairs room 216 Thursday evening at 5:00 pm.
·        Orientation will also include a written test consisting of automotive related questions.
·        The contest will be held Friday morning and will be located in the same building on Miller Campus downstairs in room 116. The contest will start at 8:00 am sharp, so all contestants should arrive early. Room 216 will be the waiting area for all of the contestants prior to or after their contest times.
·        All contestants must bring a resume and a current SP2 safety certification.
·        Contestants need to be dressed in the required Skills USA uniform, with the appropriate eye protection. These requirements will also be reviewed during orientation.  
 
 

 

Digital Cinema Prompt

PROMPT:
Theme:  Nothing is carved in stone
Genre:  Mystery
Prop:  Paper Airplane
Camera Technique: Tracking Shot
Line of Dialogue:  "Speak of the devil..."


VIDEOS DUE & WRITTEN TEST:  SLCC Thursday March 28th 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS:  SLCC Friday March 29th 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Welding Contest, 3-26-19

Reminder on GTAW - you're welcome to bring your own 3/32" tungsten for aluminum. We'll have a limited supply of tungsten in case there are contestants who need it.

Broadcast News Production Update

Hello Advisors!

We are days away, and here are some updates:

Technical Directors will be switching on SLCC's equipment. 
It's a Ross Vision, and it looks like this. 

Ross Vision - Students will only be using about 5 buttons on this board

The students will have an opportunity to punch/practice on it Thursday evening at the PreContest Meeting.  

To follow Industry Routine, the TD will be in the Control Room with your Teleprompter Volunteer.  (In the past, the switcher was set up in studio.)

Judges have been selected from BYU, ABC4-TV and KUTV 2News. They come with decades of experience, and they are looking forward to seeing the next generation of newsies.  

Shoot me an email, if you have any additional questions.  
Thank you,
Brittany  



Architectural Drafting and Technical Drafting 3-26-2019

Utah SkillsUSA Architectural and Technical Drafting Contest Update (issued 25-MARCH-2019 _hlb)
Thursday, 28-March-2019, 5:00 – 7:00 pm SLCC Redwood / Taylorsville Campus (Rampton Technology Bldg.)

TB 301B (old 404B) (Architecture) & TB 305B (old 406B) (Technical) – 4th floor of Rampton Technology Building.

*** THERE WILL BE NO 2-5 PM SETUP / CHECK-IN / LAB USE REQUIREMENT THIS YEAR ***


  • 4:45 pm – 5:00 pm - Check-In for Pre-Contest Meeting (MANDATORY) AND Login.
  • 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm - Pre-Contest Meeting (MANDATORY – no show = disqualified U.O.W.!!!)
    • [Bring PRINTED paper copy of résumé!!! We will take a Skills Knowledge Test specific to the discipline you are competing in (bring a pencil with eraser, scales, triangles, etc.). We will also discuss the contest for the next day and review any concerns. We will judge clothing portion of contest on Friday – which means that you may wear any appropriate professional clothing you would like on Thursday night.] NO ADVISORS IN AREAS!!!
  • 7:00 pm – on - You are on your own. Be safe, sleep well, and come prepared for the contest.


Friday, 29-March-2019, 7:00 am – 1:00 pm SLCC Redwood / Taylorsville Campus (Rampton Technology Bldg.)

TB 301B (old 404B) (Architecture) & TB 305B (old 406B) (Technical) – 4th floor of Rampton Technology Building.

*** THERE WILL BE NO THURSDAY 2-5 PM SETUP REQUIREMENT THIS YEAR ***

  • 7:00 am – 8:00 am - Check-In and computer login / test print (MANDATORY – PLAN TO BE EARLY)
    • *IF YOU ARE BRINGING YOUR OWN LAPTOP/COMPUTER, BE THERE AT 7:00 AND KNOW HOW IT LOGS INTO NETWORKS. HAVE EVERYTHING READY TO GO. If it is a school computer, be sure it isn’t locked to only log into the school network, but that it will let you log into it at home for instance. It needs to be free to boot up and have you log in. ADVISORS WELCOME IN AREAS (LIMITED)!!! Please plan to arrive early.
  • 8:00 am – 12 noon - Contests Drawing Portion (MANDATORY – no show = disqualified!!!)
    • Please read the national requirements and rules. We will be doing a sketch (bring a pencil with eraser). Sketches will be done freehand only. Using straight edges is not part of the evaluation and will cause point penalties and maybe disqualification. The purpose is to evaluate freehand sketching techniques. We will provide "B" size paper (maybe gridded) for this portion to help with the quality. You should also bring measuring scales and any other hand drawing tools you could need for measuring distances and angles on handout information, not sketches (no, not calipers). Please limit reference materials to the 1 cubic foot national rule. You are responsible for all your own ‘stuff’. NO FOOD OR DRINK IN SLCC CLASSROOMS!!! Headphones okay. We will judge clothing portion of contest today. NO ADVISORS IN AREAS!!!
  • 12 noon – 12:30 pm - Plotting and printing. What is not printed at 12:30 will not be judged, so plan to do a test plot before the contest begins and have an “A”, “B”, “C” and “D” sheet setup before you start drawing. Yes, I would spend the entire week prior to the contest preparing, by placing things on sheets and properly printing them. Labs close at 12:30 pm for judging. NO ADVISORS IN AREAS!!!
  • 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm - Judging. NO COMPETITORS OR ADVISORS IN AREAS!!!
  • 6:00 pm (LAC bldg.) - Closing Ceremonies and Awards
    • Drawings available for pick-up after awards ceremony (NO, I WILL NOT BRING THE REMAINING ONES BACK WITH ME, MAIL THEM TO YOU AND DO A DEBRIEFING FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS).
  • 8:00 pm (LAC bldg.) - National Contestant Meeting (Mandatory for 1st place winners)

******** Thursday & Friday – print room and drafting headquarters in TB 301A (new) 404A (old) ********

2019 Computers, Software, Tools
Please review the SkillsUSA Technical Standards for the contest and plan accordingly.

Please bring a set of manual tools, clearly marked with your name, for measuring any drawings that may be included in the contest. Also, bring pencil and eraser for sketch. You may use any software you would like and to which you have a legal license to.

  1. The College has the following software available – the latest and most current versions 2017/18: AutoCAD, Inventor, SolidWorks, Revit & ArchiCAD & AutoCAD Architecture. Some of these are being loaded especially for SkillsUSA (SolidWorks & ArchiCAD & AutoDesk 360). SLCC does not normally use these software items in these labs and will run default installs. Therefore, the lab IT managers are unfamiliar with all issues that may arise and you will be responsible to “give it a test drive” and set it up as you need. Just note that if you are running extra add-ons and such at your school, they may not be available on SLCC computers, so you have to figure it out. All computers also have Internet access and Adobe Creative Cloud. No other software will be added.
  2. Printing will take place on 11 x 17 or 24 x 36 printers we have available by logging onto one of our computers – printing access cannot be given for those with their own computers.

BRING A PORTABLE USB DRIVE TO SAVE YOUR PROJECT TO, AND PRACTICE RIGHT NOW SETTING UP AND PRINTING TO PROPER PAGE SIZES AND SCALES!

You may bring your own computer(school's or personal) but neither SkillsUSA nor SLCC is responsible for any of your "stuff". If you bring your own computers you need to understand the following:

  1. Make sure it works and runs your software when you are away from your school. Many school computers are set up to run on their network only. Test it to make sure you can operate and know how to log onto a different network (wireless & wired).
  2. You will need to be able to run and support your own computers and software. You should understand how to print and set things up and be able to do so on your own.
  3. There will be no network connections available to the printers and so you will need to print to PDF and have a USB style FLASH drive to transfer that file from your computer to SLCC's computers and print the PDF from Acrobat. This should be tested at your school before you come and you will have a chance to test the process at the College on Friday Morning during the setup time noted.

Related Technical Math 3-26-2019

Utah SkillsUSA Related Technical Math Contest Update (issued 25-MARCH-2019 _hlb)

Thursday, 28-March-2019, 5:00 – 7:00 pm SLCC Redwood / Taylorsville Campus (Student Center)

*** THERE WILL BE NO PRE-CONTEST / CHECK-IN until 7:30 Friday morning***

Friday, 29-March-2019, 7:30 am – 10:00 pm SLCC Redwood / Taylorsville Campus (Student Center - Rm 207 & 213**)

  • 7:30 am – 8:00 am - Pre-Contest Meeting and Check-In (MANDATORY – PLAN TO BE EARLY)
  • 8:00 am – 10:00 am - Contests Portion (MANDATORY – no show = disqualified!!!)
    • Please read the national requirements and rules. We will be doing a sketch (bring a pencil with eraser). You are responsible for all your own ‘stuff’. NO FOOD OR DRINK IN SLCC CLASSROOMS!!! Headphones okay. We will judge clothing portion of contest today. NO ADVISORS IN AREAS!!!
  • 10:00 am – 11 am - Judging. NO COMPETITORS OR ADVISORS IN AREAS!!!
  • 6:00 pm (LAC bldg.) - Closing Ceremonies and Awards
  • 8:00 pm (LAC bldg.) - National Contestant Meeting (Mandatory for 1st place winners)

Monday, March 25, 2019

Photography Updates and need to know info.

Photography Pre-Contest will be held in Room 2-078, at 12:00 on Thursday. We are currently scheduled to finish around 6:30pm on Thursday. Friday at 9:30 am we will be offering a free portrait and posing workshop taught by a local professional photographer in the studios of SLCC. The Workshop is not a required portion of the contest.

Due to changes with SLCC, all competitors will need to have an Adobe ID. Just a free Adobe ID, it is how they will log into the Adobe products we will be using for the contest.

Competitors will need 2- 11x14images printed with a 16x20 black mat, these will be handed in at the pre-contest meeting on Thursday at 12. No prints will be accepted once the contest begins.

Studio Lighting Portion: The Tech committee leader has decided to notify all competitors that the lighting portion will be a "Product" style shoot. Competitors may use their own light meters, but one will be provided if they do not have one, it is a Sekonic brand light meter.

Students will need to bring their own camera equipment to participate in the contest, please have them bring a memory card that can be formatted in front of the judges.

If you have any questions please contact the Ed-Team Leader, Chris Griesemer.


Web Design Contest

A couple of quick reminders and updates on this year’s Web Design SkillsUSA Competition.

  1. All students will need to have a free (or paid) ‘Adobe ID’ if they don’t already have one, in order to use the software in our Labs.  Instructions via:https://helpx.adobe.com/manage-account/using/create-update-adobe-id.html
  2. The contest will run on
    1. Thursday, March 28th from 12:00 noon to 6pm (Contest - room 2-098 @ SLCC South City Campus)
    2. Friday, March 29th 9AM – Noon (Presentation -  room 1-096 @ SLCC South City Campus)  – each contestant will be given a 10 minute presentation time-slot during those hours before they leave the competition on Thursday evening.
  3. Make sure contestants have a printed resume and SkillsUSA attire.

Here is the contest description (actual details on what the students will be designing/building are given on the contest day):

Teams will complete a series of challenges focusing on website design, code, usability and accessibility. Students will be given a set of raw assets (body copy, sample imagery, etc.) for a company along with necessary information that needs to be included on the website (such as theme, mood, mission statement, etc). Students will create both the design, HTML, CSS, and any JavaScript for the website from scratch. Students cannot pre-build code ahead of the contest time. 

At least the following must be created:
• Home page 
• One Subpage 

Social integration, responsiveness, and other interactive features (such as slideshows) are not requisite, but are encouraged. Students will need to determine feasibility of implementing these additional features in accordance with planning and managing their time during the contest. Use of CSS frameworks (such as bootstrap, foundation etc.) are prohibited. Use of jQuery is allowed, but must be noted and referenced that the team used jQuery in their entry.

Welding Contest, 3-25-19

Just a reminder, all base material and filler metals will be provided the morning of the competition. Contestants only need to bring the following:
 - Skills USA attire
 - Safety glasses and closed-toe shoes
 - Welding gear and tools
 - Calculator and pencil
 - Resume

DIGITAL CINEMA PROMPT

GET YOUR PROMPT AND QUESTIONS ANSWERED TOMORROW @ 3:30PM

MARCH 26 - 3:30PM:  ONLINE PRE-MEETING
LINK TO JOIN:  CLICK HERE
TO JOIN BY PHONE: +1 423-735-3199‬ PIN: ‪119 210 504‬#

PROMPT WILL ALSO BE EMAILED OUT TO ADVISORS AFTER THE ONLINE MEETING TOMORROW APPROX 4PM MST

***DIFFERENT THAN LAST YEAR***
COMPLETED VIDEOS WILL BE HANDED IN AT SLCC THURSDAY EVENING IN PERSON BETWEEN 5:30PM - 6:00PM

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Graphic Imaging Sublimation UPDATE #2

Graphics Sublimation Imaging - UPDATE 3/24/2019


Two things:
  • I have compiled a list of key terms related to the dye sublimation process. While it is comprehensive, I am sure it is not a complete list of everything related to dye sub production. My hope is your students can use it to prepare for the written exam. To access the key terms; CLICK HERE
  • PLEASE review with your students all the possible areas that prints can be mirrored when outputting prints to dye sublimation printers. Some drivers do this automatically, others do not. Some of the software plug-ins do it automatically, others do not. Some printing presets will do it automatically. I cannot account for the hundreds of different workflows what are out there, so it is best that the students know where all the possible and actual settings are, even on different operating systems. In the past students have done what they thought was the right way, only to be thwarted by it being done automatically somewhere else. I will do my best to inform contestants about the computers they are using for output. But it will be up to them to ensure that they have checked EVERYTHING before output.
Craig Milligan - Ed Team Chair - Graphic Sublimation Imaging Contest

Contact email: craig.milligan@washk12.org

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Nail Care Update

Greetings Nail Care Advisers & Contestants!

A Couple of Quick Updates:

1. Contestants resumes, nail art photo and written description of nail art theme should be printed out on paper.  The Technical Standards state "A CD with a digital photo of nail art to be created during contest"  Contestants and Judges will not have access to computers to view resumes or anything related to the nail art work.  Please bring hard/paper copies of any items you are planning on having the judges review.

2. Nail Care Models will be needed both Thursday and Friday.  (Esthetics models will only be needed on Friday)

3. If you have not already sent in your judge information to Amanda Grosland - please contact her at the email below with your information.

If you have additional questions you can contact kelley.rhoe-collins@davistech.edu or agrosland@mtec.edu

Happy Competing, See you next week!

Culinary Arts & Commercial Baking Update


Greetings Chefs!

A couple of updates regarding Culinary Arts & Commercial Baking Competitions with SkillsUSA.

1.       1. Please review the posted scorecards for the related competitions please note the end letter of “P” or “S” to indicate if the scorecard is for Postsecondary or Secondary.  The scorecards can be found at: https://www.utahskillsusa.org, go to the conference & events tab, click on ULSC all scorecards are available on the lower left hand side of the page.

2.       2. Due to the number of secondary and postsecondary contestants for Commercial Baking, contestants will only take on three baking projects for this year the items will include: Bread, cake decoration and pie.  Please review the scorecard for the details and the value of the points.   I anticipate that once a contestant begins in the kitchen, the entire process will take approx. 3.5 hours.  While the total hours competing is considerably shorten, we are still asking all contestants and advisors plan on a full day event because we will be rotating folks through the kitchen and we don’t know the exact time  you will rotate in until the judges tell you that day.  If you have questions, please reach out to the Education Chairs or myself. 

3.       Contacts include:
Commercial Baking Education Chair: Chef Penny at penny.moline@davistech.edu
Culinary Arts Secondary Education Chair: Chef Tony at ahuntington@mtech.edu
Culinary Arts Postsecondary Education Chair:  Chef Coker at: jeffrey.coker@slcc.edu
Cluster Chair for Culinary/Cosmetology: Kelley.rhoe-collins@davistech.edu



Happy Competing, See You Next Week!

Graphic Communications

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING
  • Bring a hard copy of your resume to the pre-contestant meeting

PRE-CONTEST MEETING THURSDAY 5:30PM
SLCC South City Campus / 1575 So. State St. SLC / South City Main Bldg. (SCM) Rooms 1-173

  • You MUST be in attendance or you WILL be disqualified!!!!
  • Wear your official SkillsUSA competition uniform. (black shoes, black pants, white SkillsUSA polo)
  • You can bring your resume tonight, and I can hold it for you. 
  • We will  provide information in regards to the competition Friday (30 - 60 min)
  • You will be released to go GET SOME REST!!

CONTEST FRIDAY 8:00AM
SLCC South City Campus / 1575 So. State St. SLC / South City Main Bldg. (SCM) 1-173 and 1-77
  • SLCC will be upgrading to 2019 next week and all users will be required to have an Adobe ID to use the software. To create a free Adobe ID, click here. Please complete this before coming to the meeting. 
  • You MUST bring your resume or receive a penalty
  • You MUST be in official competition uniform or receive a penalty
  • After a quick roll call, you will start the competition:

Required Dress / Class E: Business Casual
For Men: Official SkillsUSA white polo shirt; black dress slacks; black socks; black leather shoes. 
For Women: Official SkillsUSA white polo shirt with black dress skirt (knee-length) or black slacks, black socks or black or skin-tone seamless hose; black leather dress shoes.

SAMPLE SCORE CARD:

Digital Workflow 
300
Digital Press Operations
150
Finishing
125
Offset Press Operations
150
Oral Professional Assessment
100
Production Planning
75
Written Test
100

Résumé Penalty 0 or -10 only
Clothing Penalty Up to -50


Total Possible Points 725

Tie Breakers
In order of priority
1- Oral Professional Assessment
2- Digital Workflow
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Esthetics Models

FYI -

Models for the Esthetics competition will only have to attend on Friday.  Any questions can be directed to Baillie Chapman baillie.chapman@davistech.edu.