The success of the SkillsUSA Wisconsin Program of Work for any SkillsUSA year depends largely upon the strength of its student leaders. Strong student officers begin with high quality candidates and the local selection process is key in assuring the quality of the candidates. For more information about becoming a Wisconsin State Officer, please read below and through the 2018 State Officer Candidacy Packet.
Characteristics of a Successful State Officer are:
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
Responsibilities Associated with Becoming a State Officer:
- Work as part of a team of students who are charged with the responsibility of the SkillsUSA Program of Work
- Carry out the duties of elected office
- Develop workshops and presentations to be given at conferences and state functions
- Represent more than 2,300 Technology and Engineering students / SkillsUSA members state wide
Required Attendance for State Officers:
- State Officer Conference Calls (Monthly or as required)
- State Officer Meetings with State Officer Trainer (Kate Lowery)
- State Officer Summer Training (August: all expenses paid-Absolutely Mandatory)
- Fall State Leadership Conferences (November: all expenses paid)
- Various District Events (December: all expenses paid)
- Various Regional Events (January / February: all expenses paid)
- State Conference (April: all expenses paid)
- National Leadership and Skills Conference (June: this event is optional – Expenses paid for state officers)
Special Notice Regarding Transportation
All candidates for State SkillsUSA office as well as advisors, administrators and especially parents / guardians must be aware that State SkillsUSA officers participate in numerous statewide activities which require travel of an hour or more from home.
The officer team is encouraged to work together to car-pool to / from events, however often times officers will need assistance from parents / guardians or advisors to get to/from events and activities.
All parties concerned must be aware of this aspect of service and be willing to assist the student officer with transportation.