SkillsUSA Michigan and Wolverine and working together to ensure Michigan has a skilled workforce.  Thank you Wolverine for partnering with our State Officer team to build awareness and support for the skilled trades.

State Officer Candidates

Being a State Officer is one of the highest honors a student can achieve in SkillsUSA Michigan. It can also be one of the most rewarding experiences for a student. If you are considering running for a state office, be sure you are prepared! As a State Officer, you represent the entire state association, therefore; eyes are always on you.

As a potential State Officer, you must be dedicated to SkillsUSA Michigan. Possessing excellent leadership skills such as public speaking, professionalism, teamwork, and responsibility are major priorities.

The opportunity is there for you. Are you willing to become “Champions at Work”? We wish you the best in your quest of becoming a State Officer for SkillsUSA Michigan!

Interested Individuals should:

  • Talk to your parents, advisor, employer, and principal to discuss the responsibilities and activities
  • Obtain permission for absences from school, work, and family activities


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Have active membership status.
  • Be recommended by your Chapter Advisor, Parents, Chapter Members, and School Administrators.
  • Have at least one full year remaining in your career & technical training program.
  • Be enrolled in in your career & technical training program at a school with a SkillsUSA chapter.
  • Will be available to attend various functions for SkillsUSA Michigan (see State Officer agreement), including weekends.
  • Will file candidacy for office (all forms) with the state office no later than March 1, 2024.
  • Will respect the nomination, election, and campaign policy guidelines.
  • Will complete all other necessary State Officer Candidate forms as requested.
  • Will, if elected, attend the following during the State Conference: orientation meeting, delegate meeting, campaign tables, rehearsals for the award session, and the award session on Sunday morning.
  • Willing to volunteer your time assisting at the State Conference on Friday or Saturday.
  • Has demonstrated knowledge implied in the SkillsUSA Leadership Handbook. A written exam will be administered at the State Conference. This exam will include knowledge implied in the SkillsUSA Leadership Handbook.
  • Agree to the State Officer Code of Conduct.


Training occurs during your year of service:

  • Responsibilities and duties
  • SkillsUSA knowledge
  • Public speaking, writing letters and articles
  • Goal setting, team building and motivation


State Officer Candidate Application Process Timeline




Read the State Officer Candidate Information 


Complete and Submit the Candidate Information Google Form

March 1, 2024

Check with your adviser to make sure you are registered for the 2024 State Leadership and Skills Conference.

March 1, 2024

Download, Complete, and Submit the Candidate Signature Packet with all the required signatures.

March 1, 2024

Participate in the State Director Virtual Interview

  • Approximately 20 minute interview scheduled with candidate by State Director prior to SLSC and after the submission of information form and signature packet.
  • The problematic question prompt will be shared at this interview. Candidates will develop a response before SLSC and read this response to the voting delegation at the conference.

March 12, 2024 


Attend the State Leadership and Skills Conference

  • During the Conference:
    • You will have the opportunity to network directly with voting delegates
    • You will go on stage to introduce yourself and read your speech from the candidate information form

April 12-14, 2024 

Grand Rapids, Michigan




  • Please direct any questions about being a state officer to one of the current State Officers.
  • Please direct any questions about the process of becoming a candidate to Mrs. West at with the subject line “State Officer Candidate Question” and copy your adviser on the email.