Become an Officer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ohio's Officer Program

and Long Standing Prestige:

Ohio has a long and proud history of having some of the best officers in the United States

 

Ohio has a long standing history of training officers to be their best; the officer program in Ohio is designed to provide unique opportunities to students that want to be leaders.

 

The Purpose of the SkillsUSA Ohio Officer Program is to ensure Ohio has the best representation and quality officers possible to serve as ambassadors for the state organization, not only in local communities and schools, but on a State Level.  In order for Ohio to have proper representation, it is necessary to ensure properly and prepared candidates to complete the year of service that is required by the officers. Ohio's Officer program will provide a greater understanding of the organization in order to expand students' opportunities, duties, and responsibilities prior to conferences and provide greater professional development opportunities for Officers to serve as ambassadors for the organization and themselves.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Officers are expected to maintain grades greater than a “C” average and abide by the code of conduct at all times. Violation of either of these conditions will result in removal from office. Officers applying to the Regional Officer Program or above need to achieve a minimum of an 80% on the officer exam, complete an application, essay, and enrollment packet complete with head-shot photo by the deadlines listed in the Calendar. Officers are expected to be active throughout the year; it is an on-going commitment. Officers should take this into consideration before applying to run for office. Officers may be selected for special responsibilities throughout the year based on merit. Throughout the year, officers will be responsible for serving as ambassadors for their regions and with their schools, making public relations contacts, and promoting the organization with the guidance of SkillsUSA Ohio. 

 

 

 

Local Officers are elected to serve their local school district, chapter or classroom. These officers are the ambassadors and leaders of SkillsUSA at the local level. Officers are the local level will preside over meetings, be involved with advisory committees, meet with School Boards and local government and community leaders and inspire other students to be active with SkillsUSA- they are the driving force at the chapter level. These students should help plan the chapter activities and work with the Election of officers at this level is up to the individual school, chapter or classroom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regional Officers are elected to serve their local school district, chapter or classroom and their selected region (regions are decided by the CTEP organization and SkillsUSA Ohio in relation to demographics and geographic location). Ohio has 6 regions- Northeast, North Central, Northwest, Southeast, South Central and Southwest. These officers are the ambassadors and leaders of SkillsUSA Ohio on the Regional Level. Officers are elected during Fall Leadership Conference during their respective Regional Delegate Assemblies (number of delegates for each district is determined by the previous year's membership). 7 Officers are elected from each region and all officers are elected as a "Slate" meaning that no officer titles are chosen through election; Regional Officers simply run for Regional Office. Roles of the Regional Officers and special invitations will be determined based on the assets, skills, and interests of each student; the goal is to ensure that all students get the most out of their Regional Officer experience while representing SkillsUSA Ohio to the best of their ability. A President and a Vice President will be chosen at the annual Regional Officer's Training Institute by vote of the team, the State Advisors/Chaperones on the trip and the Officer Trainer, State Director and Board President. Regional Officers do not begin their term in office until January, after their training has been completed. The Regional Officer Training Institute (ROTI) takes place in Washington D.C. where officers receive leadership training, learn to work together as a team, advocate to federal legislators about SkillsUSA and Career and Technical Education, and interact with the National Staff of SkillsUSA. Officers also earn the Regional Officer Statesman Award, get a chance to visit several National Monuments and are given a chance for the prestigious honor of laying a wreath at the Tomb of The Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery.  Once they return from their training they serve as regional ambassadors, doing school and industry visits as needed in their Region. Officers are also expected to interact with and promote SkillsUSA to local school boards and community leaders. These students are also their as a resource in their local school districts and  should help plan the chapter activities and work with local officers to make their own chapter successful.

 

MANDATORY EVENTS

*Regional Officer Training Institute (Third week of January -MLK Week)-

Receive training on how to become Regional Officer and other professional development opportunities.

*Respective Regional Competitions (February/March)-

Work with Regional Advisors assigned to their region to perform Awards Ceremony and assist with making the conference a success.

*Regional Ambassador and Resource for the Region (On-going)

OPTIONAL EVENTS

*SkillsUSA Ohio State Championships- (April)-

Assist when possible in an advanced courtesy corps role, if officer is not competing or participating in the Delegate Assembly.

*Fall Leadership Conference - (November)-

Those students who successfully complete the Spring Semester, may be invited back the following year to participate during fall conference in the Regional Elections

*Presenter/Facilitator at Fall Conference-

Those students who qualify and are interested in being presenters/facilitators at Fall Conference will be invited to attend a Fall Leadership Retreat in September to properly prepare them for their role and provide an added leadership experiences.

*Summer Camp Group Leader/Asst. Group Leader-

Those officers that have previously attended camp may be eligible to become Group Leaders and those that are underclassmen and are attending camp for the first time may be eligible to become Asst. Group Leaders.

DOWNLOAD Regional Officer Program

Instructor Packet and Application

State Officers are elected to serve the membership of SkillsUSA Ohio, these officers are the ambassadors and leaders of the organization on the State level. Officers are elected during the SkillsUSA Ohio State Championships, 7 officers are elected by the delegation of the State of Ohio at the annual Delegate Assembly (number of delegates for each district is determined by the previous year's membership). State Officers are elected as a "Slate" meaning that no officer titles are chosen through election; State Officers simply run for State Office. Roles of the State Officers and special invitations will be determined based on the assets, skills, and interests of each student; the goal is to ensure that all students get the most out of their State Officer experience while representing SkillsUSA Ohio to the best of their ability. A President and a Vice President will be chosen at the annual State Officer's Retreat by vote of the team, the State Officer Trainers and the State Director. State Officers do not begin their term in office until June, after their training has been completed at the State Officer's Retreat. The State Officer's Retreat takes place in Columbus Ohio, where officers receive leadership training, learn to work together as a team, meet with business and industry partners, and learn to advocate for SkillsUSA with a variety of audiences. Officers complete etiquette training for business meals, and presentation training to be able to represent the organization in a variety of setting. These students will also get a chance to take part in a mentorship program where the officers will be paired with a business partner in their career field or field of interest. .  Officers have a rigorous year of service with the following events being a part of their term of office:

 

MANDATORY EVENTS

*State Officer's Retreat – Second week of June –

Receive training on becoming a state officer and other professional development opportunities, including interaction with business and industry partners. Assist in training National Voting Delegates and Candidates while learning how to lead the National Delegation in Louisville, KY.

*Ohio National Prep Conference –Friday of State Officer's Retreat-

Meet National Voting delegates and learn responsibilities of National Conference

*National Leadership and Skills Conference- Last week of June –

Attend National Conference in Atlanta, GA, and serve as leaders for Ohio Delegation and National Officer Candidates. Select leadership opportunities may also be included during this conference.

*Summer Leadership Campference – Third week of July-

Perform all ceremonies at Summer Camp while providing training to students on various topics to be decided at State Officer Retreat. Serve as Assistant Group Leaders. Interact and serve as ambassadors with peers.

*Fall Retreat- (1 evening & 1 day late Sept/Early Oct)-

Preparation for fall leadership conference, presentation and script work

*Fall Leadership Conference – First or Second Week of November –

Lead and facilitate fall conference including opening ceremony. Select Officers will be assigned presentations for students and advisors.

*Winter Retreat- 1 day in December-

End of year wrap up and coming year planning

*Goodwill Tour-Year Long/Selected Dates –

Serve as student Ambassadors to visit different schools and business and industry partners in order to educate and promote SkillsUSA.

*Regional Officer Training Institute (ROTI) – January- MLK Week  –

Regional Officer Training in Washington D.C. Serve as leaders and facilitators for training regional officers. Serve as ambassadors with National Office. Any officer that does not attend WLTI will be required to attend ROTI

*Regional Competitions – February/March–

Work with Regional Advisors assigned to their region to perform Awards Ceremony and assist with making the conference a success.

*SkillsUSA Ohio State Championship (5 days in April/May)–

Serve as courtesy corps, working with state staff and regional advisors to set up and maintain the conference Lead State Delegate Assembly, perform opening ceremony, and provide advance courtesy corps roles as assigned, elect and install new team of officers.

OPTIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

*SkillsUSA Ohio Board Meetings- Quarterly-

1 day report to SkillsUSA Ohio Board of Directors.

*CTEP Meeting and Report-October & March-

1 day report to CTEP about SkillsUSA

*Washington Leadership Training Institute (WLTI)- September -

Officers will be given the opportunity to apply with the State Director for a unique leadership experience provided by the SkillsUSA National program.

 

DOWNLOAD State Officer Program

Instructor Packet and Application

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Officer Candidates are elected to serve Ohio and the National Membership at the National Level.  In Ohio, up to 2 National Officer candidates will be elected at the State Delegate Assembly to run for office at the National Leadership and Skills Conference in June. National Officer Candidates must earn an endorsement from the State Director in order to apply at the National Level.  Ohio is eligible to run an "At-Large Candidate and a Region 3 Vice President Candidate. Once the National Officer Candidates are elected they will begin training with the State Officer Team in June. Candidates and their Advisors are required to attend the Leverage and Engage training respectively that is offered 2 days prior to NLSC. National Officer Candidates are expected to have an exceptional knowledge of SkillsUSA prior to running for office and have completed the first 9 experiences of the Career Essentials Suite prior to the SkillsUSA Ohio State Championships. National Officers are elected by the National delegation of SkillsUSA at the National Delegate Assembly. Students not running for office may apply to serve as a National Voting Delegate.  National Officers Candidates running "At-Large" will be elected as a "Slate" meaning that no officer titles are chosen through election (5 of these positions are obtainable);  If elected National Officers should plan to spend 10-15 hours per week training with the National Staff and working on Assignments. Training begins directly after NLSC for newly-elected National Officers. Officers have a rigorous year of service with both State and National responsibilities with the following events being a part of their term of office:

Click here to Download the National Officer Program Details

 

MANDATORY EVENTS in Ohio

*State Officer's Retreat – Second week of June (Thursday and Friday) –

*Ohio National Prep Conference –Friday of State Officer's Retreat-

Meet National Voting delegates and learn responsibilities of National Conference

*National Leadership and Skills Conference- Last week of June –

Attend National Conference in Atlanta, GA and serve as leaders for Ohio Delegation and National Officer Candidates. Select leadership opportunities may also be included during this conference.

*Summer Leadership Campference – Third week of July (If it does not conflict with N.O. training-

Perform all ceremonies at Summer Camp while providing training to students on various topics to be decided at State Officer Retreat. Serve as Assistant Group Leaders. Interact and serve as ambassadors with peers.

*Fall Retreat- (1 evening & 1 day late Sept/Early Oct)-

Preparation for fall leadership conference, presentation and script work

*Fall Leadership Conference – First or Second Week of November –

Lead and facilitate fall conference including opening ceremony. Select Officers will be assigned presentations for students and advisors.

*Regional Officer Training Institute (ROTI) – January- MLK Week  –

Regional Officer Training in Washington D.C. Serve as leaders and facilitators for training regional officers. Serve as ambassadors with National Office. Any officer that does not attend WLTI will be required to attend ROTI

*Regional Competitions – February/March–

Work with Regional Advisors assigned to their region to perform Awards Ceremony and assist with making the conference a success.

*SkillsUSA Ohio State Championship (5 days in April/May)–

Serve as courtesy corps, working with state staff and regional advisors to set up and maintain the conference Lead State Delegate Assembly, perform opening ceremony, and provide advance courtesy corps roles as assigned, elect and install new team of officers.

OPTIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

*SkillsUSA Ohio Board Meetings- Quarterly-

1 day report to SkillsUSA Ohio Board of Directors.

*CTEP Meeting and Report-October & March-

1 day report to CTEP about SkillsUSA

For more information please visit the National SkillsUSA

Web-page for National Officer Candidates

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Levels of Officers in Ohio

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Local Officer

Regional Officer

State Officer

National Officer

National Officers

Local Officers

Expectations and Eligibility

Regional Officers

State Officers

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STATE

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NATIONAL OFFICERS 

2020-2021

Lauren Adams
Miami Valley Career and Technology Center

Haley Berkley

Buckeye Hills Career Center
 

Nyla Hill

Fairfield Career Center

Robert Lipps

Warren County Career Center

Paige Phillips

Miami Valley Career and Technology Center
 

Shristi Upreti
Fairfield Career Center

James Turney
Portage Lakes Career Center

Abberah Nasir

Fairfield Career Center

National Region 3 VP
 

Nyla Hill

Fairfield Career Center

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