State Officer Candidate Information
Becoming a State Officer Candidate is the next step in obtaining a SkillsUSA Georgia State Officer Position. We encourage everyone who is eligible to carefully read the requirements and duties of being a SkillsUSA Georgia State Officer and apply if you believe you would be a good fit!
A SkillsUSA Georgia State Officer is a role intended to serve the members of SkillsUSA Georgia. Officers are not only the face of the organization but are the back bone behind each conference throughout the year. This is a commitment that will require a great deal of time and effort during the summer of 2020 and the following school year. As representatives of SkillsUSA Georgia, it is imperative that you read through the following information as it pertains to policies and procedures that will be carried out.
You will be notified via email that your State Officer Candidate Application has been received. You will be sent a State Officer Candidate Update email detailing the times, places and functions you are expected to attend during the State Leadership and Skills Conference.
1. A student must be a member for at least two years (the second year can include the year they are running).
2. A student must be either a sophomore or junior to run for a SkillsUSA Georgia State Officer position.
3. A student must plan to take a course during year of service: Architecture, Construction, Graphics, Video, Transportation, Public Safety or Cosmetology.
4. A school may run only one State Officer candidate.
5. A state officer MUST be enrolled in their high school/career center full-time for their year of service, per membership bylaws.
6. A slate of 6 officers will be elected. The 6 candidates with the highest total score will compose the slate of officers. During the State Officer Training, it will be determined which office each elected student will hold. The official offices are: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Reporter, and Parliamentarian.*A slate of 5 officers may be elected if SkillsUSA has a National Officer Candidate to make a total of six. National Officer Candidates are selected in February by a nationwide panel. See National Officer Application for further details.
7. A candidate may ONLY compete in a leadership contest during their year of service and year of campaigning.
National Officer Candidates
In order to become a National Officer candidate, you have to have served as a State Officer first. The SkillsUSA Georgia State Office has held conversations with the National Office, and it is their recommendation that a state association send a Candidate that has served as a State Officer. It is our desire to send the most qualified Candidate to the national level to represent SkillsUSA Georgia and believe that the State Officer program is the best platform to set students up for success in a leadership capacity.
The student must be a Junior to run as a National Officer candidate.
The student must have a 3.0 GPA to be eligible to run.
SkillsUSA Georgia must receive an email from a parent/guardian and SkillsUSA Georgia advisor giving their endorsement.
The student must have a class in one of the following training areas: Architecture, Construction, Graphics, Video, Transportation, Public Safety or Cosmetology.
The student must be in good standing with the state association.
The student must be a registered member to be eligible to become a National Officer candidate.
The student must have complete knowledge of the POWERR formula and be able to demonstrate how to write a speech using the POWERR formula.
The student must recite the SkillsUSA Pledge, Creed, Mission and Motto in front of the interview committee.
The student must demonstrate an understanding of the SkillsUSA Framework including the Framework Components and the Essential Elements.
The student must complete the first unit of the Career Essentials Suite: Fundamentals – Reliability. This course will address three Essential Elements: Integrity, Professionalism and Responsibility.
The student must submit their score of both the “Reliability” pre-test and post-test.
State Officer Candidate FAQ's
Responsibilities of a State Officer
What events will I have to attend?
State Officers must attend all SkillsUSA Georgia Conferences and may even be required to report day(s) earlier than the official conference dates. In addition to conferences, State Officers must also attend all trainings (as required by the State Director). Conference dates are tentative and will be discussed with all succesful candidates upon their election.
What do I have to do to be successful as a State Officer?
• Understand the mission and goals of SkillsUSA Georgia.
• Understand the SkillsUSA Georgia bylaws
• Understand the SkillsUSA creed and know it from memory and be able to recite it. • Be familiar with the organizational structure and policies of SkillsUSA Georgia.
• Understand and correctly use parliamentary procedure.
• Memorize appropriate ceremonies and rituals.
• Attend all meetings.
• Be prepared to conduct organization and State meetings.
• Be prepared to serve as a speaker.
• Be loyal to SkillsUSA Georgia.
• Assist other officers to accomplish their tasks.
• Practice good speaking and writing skills as you represent the state association.
• Be helpful, respectful, and responsible to all people.
How much can I spend on my campaign?
Candidates can spend up to $300 on campaign materials. They must complete the Itemized Statement of Campaign Expenses and provide receipts.
What are the scoring components of my state officer campaign?
Qualification Exam (20%)
What are the eligibility requirements?
We reccomend reading the eligibility requirements above for specifics on the minimum qualifications to become a SkillsUSA Georgia State Officer. In addition to the minimum qualifications, we also reccomend that potential candidates be well versed in SkillsUSA, our mission, our purpose as well as having a core understanding of why you believe you are the leader this organization needs.
How many State Officers are on a team?
A total of 6 officers makes up a newly elected team.
What does it cost to be a State Officer?
The only cost incurred to a State Officer are travel to and from meetings and conferences, and approximately three hundred dollars for NLSC.
When is the application due?
The online application will close at 11:59:59PM on February 5