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. SkillsUSA members seeking to broaden their opportunities with the organization should
consider a campaign for office. If you are considering running for any SkillsUSA office 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 resume, but holding an office means you agree to take on certain responsibilities and you agree to represent the
Become a Chapter Officer
One of the key hallmarks of a successful chapter is how well it is managed. Your teachers should consider the SkillsUSA chapter as the training ground for students to learn personal, workplace and technical skills. A chapter only exists to provide rich experiences that prepare students for career success. To make that a reality, students must be the ones organizing and leading the chapter at the advisement of their teacher, known as the advisor. Chapter officers are essential to the success of a local chapter. They will conduct executive council meetings to plan for full chapter meetings. Officers serve and guide the membership and ensure that all members are actively participating. Discuss the leadership opportunities at your school with your SkillsUSA advisor.
Being a national officer is one of the highest honors and most rewarding experience a SkillsUSA member can achieve. If you are considering running for a national office be sure you are doing it for the right reasons. Potential candidates must be dedicated to SkillsUSA, possess excellent communications skills, display professionalism, and be able to work well as part of a national team. As a national officer, you will learn a lot about yourself, make many new and long-lasting friends and have fun, too.