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BPA, DECA and SkillsUSA Updates

January 04, 2021 7:54 AM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)


During the week of December 7th, both the BPA and Ohio DECA Board of Directors made the difficult and necessary decision to host the 2021 state-level competitions and conference events virtually.  We recognize this is not an ideal situation, but the safety and well-being of members, volunteers and staff remains our top priority.

 As more information becomes available, ODE will provide updates through the Business, Finance and Marketing Newsletter (subscribe here) and DLG Membership Registration listservs. 

SkillsUSA Ohio

As previously announced, regional competitions will be held virtually this year. The plan moving forward will consist of an online test for the technical skilled contests. These tests will be comprised of employability skills and technical skilled trade questions, which will be administered by CETE. Leadership contests will go straight to state. This is a new process for everyone andthere may be questions; therefore, we there will be multiple virtual meetings in January to discuss how the process will work and address any concerns you may have.

For your reference and to assist in your planning, please review the list of contests below that will run at the regional level and those that will go straight to state.

Contests Running Virtually at Regionals

Advertising Design


Architectural Drafting

First Aid/CPR

Automotive Refinishing

Industrial Motor Control

Automotive Service

Information Technology Services

Basic Health Care Skills

Medical Math


Medical Terminology

CNC Milling

Nail Care

CNC Technician

Nurse Assisting

CNC Turning


Collision Repair

Related Technical Math


TeamWorks (Team of 4)

Crime Scene Investigation (Team of 3)

Technical Drafting

Criminal Justice


Electrical Construction Wiring

Welding Fabrication (Team of 3)

Contests that normally run at Regionals but now will be straight to State

Customer Service

Job Skill Demo Open

Extemporaneous Speaking

Prepared Speech

Health Knowledge Bowl (Team of 4)

Promotional Bulletin Board

Job Interview

Opening & Closing Ceremony

Job Skill Demo A


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