SkillsUSA Michigan and Wolverine and working together to ensure Michigan has a skilled workforce.  Thank you Wolverine for partnering with our 22-23 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.
  • Have a minimum 2.5 Grade Point Average
  • 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 10, 2022.
  • 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 Positions

There are 12 high school positions and 1 college/post-secondary position, for a total of 13 positions, available each year. There is an extensive evaluation system in place to ensure a professional and productive State Officer Team is selected. If a student is not selected to move on in the State Officer Candidate process, the student and their advisor will be contacted directly by a SkillsUSA Advisor Council member or designee to provide detail to the student regarding dismissal from the process.

 

Application Process

  1. Complete the online State Officer Candidate Information Form by March 10, 2022, which can be found here: https://forms.gle/pECzwj3yDLsfVMKe6
  2. Send completed State Officer Candidate Signature Packet and all supporting documents to the State Office. Your completed application must be received by our office on or before March 10, 2022.

 

What happens next?

  1. Receive a confirmation email if your candidacy application is accepted.
  2. Participate in a short phone interview with the State Director, a member of the Advisor Council, or a member of the State Officer Candidate Committee.
  3. Submit a video by March 12, 2022, of your State Officer Candidate one minute campaign speech through the Google form posted at https://forms.gle/5d99iKgS4VtRLSFh9