Career Skills Challenge Volunteer Sign Up

We need volunteers to judge the Career Skills Challenge. Do you have experience in any of the career fields below? Do you enjoy helping students reach their full potential? Do you have four hours you can give for one day? We are looking for judges to join us on December 8, 2022, for the high school challenge, and March 30, 2023, for the middle school challenge.

We would like the judges to arrive around 7:30 am so that our Coordinators may go over the events with you before students start arriving. There will be pastries, coffee, and water for the judges when you arrive. Events will hopefully be finished by 11:00 am for the judges, but we would love for them to attend the closing ceremonies at 11:30 am to see the students receive their awards. 

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, you’re qualified!

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High School Competition

Thursday, December 8, 2022
7:30 am – 12:00 pm

Suncoast Technical College
Sarasota Campus
4748 S Beneva Rd
Sarasota, FL 34233

Middle School Competition

Thursday, March 30, 2023
7:30 am – 12:00 pm

Suncoast Technical College
North Port Campus
4445 Career Lane
North Port, FL 34289

Competition Categories Include:

Culinary Clash

Theme: Food for Thought

Two tasting samples, one savory and one sweet using seasonal/local ingredients will be evaluated by mystery judges. Each team is to prepare 100 tasting portions of a sweet and savory dish, based on seasonal ingredients, to be evaluated by both mystery judges and popular vote.

Healthcare Quiz Bowl

Healthcare career-related questions will cover legal and ethical issues, medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, nutrition, safety, and infection control.

Video Production
Students will (day of) record footage, edit, and submit a 20 – 30 second video. Create a unique and creative video using footage you have captured, edited, and produced here at the Career Skills Challenge at Suncoast Technical College.
Logo Design
Teams will (day of) design a logo based on a provided topic and specifications.
3D CAD Design
Students will (day of) create a 3D model of an object based on provided specifications. Two (2) individual entries max per school.
VEX Robotics "Spin Up"
Using 2022 – 2023 VEX Spin Up game rules, teams will compete in the skills event and double elimination head-to-head competitions.
Juried Digital Art

Artwork Theme: Food for Thought

Original digital art created using Adobe applications to include an artist’s statement. Four (4) individual entries max per school.

Model Water Tower
Students will design and build a model water tower based on competition guidelines. Craftsmanship, imagination and design ingenuity count! Up to three teams allowed.
Technology Quiz Bowl
Teams will answer technology career-related questions in a question/response, head-to-head competition.
Problem Solving
Students (day of) use problem-solving skills (and tools) to develop a finite solution to a stated problem provided.
Shark Tank
Students will “pitch” their product or service to a panel of judges based on the following guidelines. The Pitch will propose a new product, service, or value proposition in a 10-minute pitch, with a 5-minute question-answer session to follow.
Coding-related design challenge to develop a software program to address a provided problem.

Please fill out the form below if you’re interested in helping as a judge for this challenge!

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