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April 11, 2024

11am - 5pm

Hosted and Sponsored by

Mid-Atlantic Arlington - Commonwealth Tower

1300 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA 22209

2024 Industry Competitions

The ACPDC hosts industry competitions to promote the demonstration of technical skills that can be utilized in the workforce.  Each competition showcases a key skill that is required to be successful in a number of industries.

Robotics                       Culinary Arts                  Business               Broadcast/Media        Web/App Design

Students will be tasked to program a Parallax robot to migrate through an obstacle course simulating an automated path to carry a small payload from one point to another.  The first team that can carry their payload through the course making their appropriate 90 degree turns along the way and crossing the finish line will win.



Students will be tasked to make a common, yet flavorful dish found on most restaurant menus: Scrambled Eggs.


Students will receive training on Thursday how to make various types and will implement their creative solutions for the tasty dish during Friday's competition.  Other items may accompany your dish (e.g. bread, bacon, fruit, etc.).  Each team must make 3 plates to show consistency.


The most beautiful and best tasting dish wins.

Similar to ABC’s hit show Shark Tank that yields upcoming entrepreneurs, SERC Tank is EduSerc’s version where students will have an opportunity to present a business idea to a panel of successful business owners / managers for the opportunity to win funding, supplies or other resources to help them start their idea.


But there is a twist...Each product idea must

  • be able to address a direct need in the community or help solve a problem in  community

In search of our next commercial for EduSerc, this competition challenges students to create a 30 - 60 second commercial that promotes EduSerc as a whole and its services to various target audiences. 

The commercial should be professional looking, attractive for people to watch and make someone want to do business with EduSerc. 


We are looking for all types of commercials (i.e. funny, interesting, creative).

The most creative and interesting video will win!!

The world is full of apps, but this competition is designed to showcase a student's ability to build an app to register candidates for an event and graph a series of data from survey questions they receive.


Apps will be built on the Wix platform in order to provide consistency in knowledge and an environment for creativity.



      RoboNavigate          Scrambled Eggs Challenge    SERC Tank ("Shark Tank")     Edu-Ad Commercial           EduSkills App


Rules & Regulations

  • All participants in the competitions must be registered for the conference

  • All participants must be an active student in either middle school, high school or college or homeschooled at the same levels

  • All participants must attend Thursday's industry training sessions for the competitions in the afternoon for training and pre-qualification for the competitions

Corporate Sponsors

The Home Depot
Giant Food
7 Eleven
Navy Federal Credit Union
The MIL Corporation
Panera Bread
XP Laser Sport
Northrop Grumman
Harris Teeter
Stratford University
Nando's Peri-Peri
Costco Wholesale
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