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So You Want to Be a State Officer

Characteristics of a Successful State Officer are:

  • Dependable
  • Punctual
  • Realistic
  • Cooperative
  • Enthusiastic
  • Friendly
  • Self-Confident
  • Loyal

Benefits and Opportunities available to State Officers:

  • Bring positive recognition to yourself, school, community and state
  • Develop a spirit of enthusiasm, pride in yourself and technology and engineering education
  • Develop the ability to plan, organize and execute a full schedule of activities
  • Develop self-confidence and poise
  • Provides many opportunities to come in close contact with leaders in business and industry awhile working together for the benefit of technology and engineering education
  • Opportunities to develop your leadership potential
  • Opportunities to travel


Questions to ask yourself:

  • Will you be able to miss 5-10 class days during the school year for SkillsUSA business and still be able to keep up in your classes?
  • Will your parents and school administration endorse your candidacy?
  • Are you willing to travel across the state for leadership training and to promote SkillsUSA?
  • Will SkillsUSA be a top priority to you in your school over other activities?
  • Will you be able to attend the required SkillsUSA events for Nebraska?

State Officer Requirements:

  • Attendance of 75% or better at local chapter meetings and activities (on a yearly basis).
  • A vote taken and recorded in minutes of the candidate’s local chapter to support the student in their application for state office.
  • GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale while a SkillsUSA member.
  • Must have competed in a competition at the high school state level prior to running for State office.

To apply for State Office:

  • Complete the appropriate application below prior to State Leadership Conference. Due date is on application and is usually in March.
  • HS State Officer Application 2024
  • CT State Officer Candidate Application (Please contact Greg [email protected] if you wish to apply)