State Officer Application Form

All State Officer Applications must be submitted by November 7, 2017.



Being a SkillsUSA State Officer is a great way to help make a difference in your school, your community, and your state … even in you! Student members seeking to broaden their opportunities with SkillsUSA should consider a campaign for state office.

Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Do I possess leadership qualities?
  • Do I have a positive attitude?
  • Do I enjoy working as part of a team?
  • Do I enjoy meeting new people?
  • Do I like to travel?
  • Am I involved in community service?

If your answers to most of these questions were yes, the state officer experience is something to consider. As a SkillsUSA State Officer, you will become an ambassador for your school, your state and the National SkillsUSA organization.

You could:

  • Represent the leading career and technical student organization in America
  • Fine-tune your leadership skills
  • Travel throughout the state
  • Meet SkillsUSA business and industry representatives
  • Work closely with other SkillsUSA officers and members
  • Have the opportunity to encourage and motivate others through public speaking
  • And much, much more

You could be elected to one of the following positions:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Reporter
  • Parliamentarian
  • Historian

* Consult the SkillsUSA Leadership Handbook for the specific duties of each state officer position.


  • Be an active Post-Secondary member of SkillsUSA.
  • Have the endorsement of your local chapter Lead Advisor and TCAT Director.
  • Each chapter may run no more than two state officer candidates.
  • Pass the online state officer candidate test.
  • Receive favorable recommendation from the SkillsUSA Executive Committee.


SkillsUSA Tennessee State Officers must attend:

  1. Tennessee Leadership Training Institute Conference - November
  2. Executive Committee Meetings - as scheduled
  3. SkillsUSA Tennessee State Leadership and Skills Conference - March
  4. SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference - June
  5. Tennessee Leadership Training Institute Conference - Following November

State officer candidates should discuss the above responsibilities with his/her employer prior to applying for a state officer position.

State Officer Advisor/School responsibilities:

  • Assist the candidate in the application and election process
  • Provide Official SkillsUSA Red Blazer - for Elected State Officers
  • Provide transportation and meals for all required functions
  • One Advisor will be appointed to serve on the Executive Committee


  • Campaigning may not begin until the close of the first combined session held on the first day of the TLTI conference. Any violation of this provision will result in disqualification. During this session, each officer candidate will be asked to stand as his/her name is called.
  • Each candidate will be formally introduced at the first “Meet the Candidate” session and will deliver a one-minute introduction speech.
  • At the next “Meet the Candidate” session, two problematic questions will be asked of each candidate.
  • Candidates for state office will be expected to present a two- to three-minute campaign speech at the dinner session on the first night of the TLTI conference.
  • Candidates will need to bring one example of each campaign material used and any giveaway items to the candidate screening interview.
  • Each candidate will be assigned a specific time for his/her screening interview. This interview will take place on Sunday evening or Monday morning prior to the first conference session.
  • Candidates cannot spend over $100 on campaign materials and giveaway items.
  • Candidates will not have a table to display items.
  • DO NOT post anything to the facility walls or doors.
  • No gas filled balloons or glass items are allowed.
  • No noise makers are allowed.
  • Posting and distribution of campaign materials may be limited by the regulations of the convention site and SkillsUSA State Director.


Each state officer candidate must submit a completed application of all items below:

Please upload a Word document or PDF 

Your paragraph should include the following information:

  • What are your qualifications for state office?
  • What other experience/activities/hobbies/jobs do you have or have you had that will help you in carrying out the duties of state office?

Please upload a JPG image of your officer candidate in an Official SkillsUSA Blazer.

Photo must be at least 600 dpi. File must not exceed 5 MB.

Please upload a Word document or PDF of your Officer Candidate Bio. See example.

Example Officer Candidate Bio

Please upload a Word document or PDF of your one page resume.

Please upload a Word document or PDF of your 2-3 minute Campaign Speech

Please upload a scanned copy or PDF of a letter recommending you for state office from your Lead Advisor. 

Please upload a scanned copy or PDF of a letter recommending you for state office from your School Director. 

Please upload a scanned copy or PDF of a signed State Officer Code of Conduct Form.

Code of Conduct Form

Please upload a scanned copy or PDF of a signed Responsibilities Agreement Form.

Responsibilities Agreement Form

Please upload a PDF of an Itemized Statement of Campaign Materials with attached receipts (if applicable). Items not purchased should be included in candidate’s $100 budget with the estimated value for those items. Note: This may be turned in during the State Officer Interview Monday, November 20, 2017.