Leadership training is a key part of the SkillsUSA experience. Members can put new leadership skills into practice with SkillsUSA programs. Students design and run these programs, covering everything from mentoring younger students to cleaning up a public park.
Leadership opportunities are available at local, state and national levels.
Being a national officer is one of the highest honors a student can achieve in SkillsUSA. It can also be one of the most rewarding experiences for a student. If you are considering running for a national office (any SkillsUSA office, really) be sure you are doing it for the right reasons. Yes, it can lead to a great title, some travel and can look good on a résumé, but holding an office means you agree to take on certain responsibilities and you agree to represent the organization on a national level.
We ask that potential candidates be dedicated to SkillsUSA, possess excellent communications skills such as public speaking (or at least be willing to learn), display professionalism, be able to work well as part of a national team, be responsible and able to handle one’s self appropriately in many different situations.
As a national officer, you will learn a lot about yourself, make many new and long-lasting friends and have fun, too.
Be sure to check with your state association director for additional requirements or paperwork your state may have for potential national officer candidates. Thanks and good luck!