Congratulations to all of our State Qualifiers!

Thanks to everyone who competed at the regional level this year!

President’s Letter

Welcome back to the Spring Semester. I hope everyone had a great and safe winter break and holiday season.

Spring Semester

We look forward to continued growth with renewal of memberships and new members. Educator dues is $40 and can be paid online by going to

Regional and State Competitions

IDEA will be hosting the annual regional and state competitions, although they will be virtual this school year as we continue to provide this opportunity in the safest way possible. We hope going “online/virtual” allows all your students to compete and not have to worry about safety, travel, and/or field trips.

Some details are still being worked out and we will let you know as soon as possible when the details are finalized. At this point please update/join membership in IDEA. This will make it possible for us to contact you with updates and for your students can compete in the competitions.

To help us better plan; please fill out this teacher competition survey, if you haven’t already.

Competition information can be found and will be updated as items are finalized at

*The AD and ED Team competitions were posted as of 12/1/2020

*Regional registration will still be due 2/1/21 and state registration due 4/1/21.

We hope to “see you and your students” in this year’s competitions. Any questions contact the following: About IDEA in general: Jeff Brown at About the competition: Steve Skorup at About Registration and/or Dues: Joe Sieczkowski at

Thanks for all you do for your drafting and design students.


Jeff Brown – IDEA President

Teacher of the Year: Scott Duensing

Friend of the IDEA- Brian Rick

Friend of the IDEA- Rob Jervis

Friend of the IDEA- Don Whitman

5 months ago

Don’t forget to register for the virtual ITEC conference by October 30th to get your free goodie bag shipped to you. We have lots of great sessions lined up for this year in our virtual format.

6 months ago
TEAI - Technology Education Association of Illinois - ITEC Home

Virtual IDEA ITEC Conference Registration is now live at Register by October 30th to receive free goody box!

7 months ago

Welcome Back to the new School Year! Keep an eye on the website for information concerning this year. The presidents letter has been posted and we are currently preparing for a virtual ITEC ... See more

10 months ago

Free Fusion 360 online pd opportunity on July 15th from 12-4. The flyer is attached to the IDEA Website. Email to register.

1 year ago

Please see the statement from our board concerning the state competition.

1 year ago

Congratulations to all the state qualifiers. Stay tuned for information concerning the future of the State Competition. The IDEA Board has a meeting tomorrow 3/16 to determine the course of the ... See more

1 year ago
WSIL News 3

SIU hosts design and drafting competition for high school students

1 year ago

Regional Competition Season is underway. We would love to see your pictures from the competitions but please wait to post here until after next Friday when all regional locations are complete. Good ... See more

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