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LEADING WITH PURPOSE: Becoming an Officer with SkillsUSA Ohio.

The officer program for SkillsUSA Ohio is a proactive way for students to harness their leadership skills and develop them to a whole new level. Ohio is known for having exceptional officer alumni and we take pride in continuing that standing. The objective is to obtain strong representation and leadership in order to act as ambassadors for our state. There are requirements for one to secure the title of an Officer, whether it is on a local, state, regional, or national level. Before applying, please review the expectation and eligibility guidelines. However, once these goals are achieved and one has become an officer, the benefits are incredibly valuable.

The Ohio Officer program teaches a broader understanding of the organization and will increase students’ opportunities, responsibilities, and provide substantial professional development. This program enhances not only SkillsUSA Ohio, but also enhances each individual. To help clarify, below is a high-level overview of the Officer positions and links to help you learn more. Be sure to contact us with any questions you may have.




Local Officers


The elected Local Officers' primary goal is to serve as an ambassador to their local school district, chapter, or classroom.


Responsibilities include:

  • Preside over meetings for SkillsUSA Ohio

  • Involvement with advisory committees on upcoming events and competitions

  • Meet with School Boards, local government, and community leaders to raise awareness for the SkillsUSA Ohio program

  • Inspire students to be active with the program, be the driving force at the local level

  • Help to plan chapter activities

  • Work closely with SkillsUSA Ohio to promote the framework and program

Regional Officers

There are 6 regions in the State: Northeast, North Central, Northwest, Southeast, South Central, and Southwest. The Regional Officers are elected to represent and serve their assigned district, as well as their local school district, chapter, or classroom. The officers are elected during the Fall Leadership Conference and a total of 7 Officers are elected for each region. Once the elections have been held and determined, officer titles are chosen based on assets, skills, and interests. We want each student to get the most out of their experience as Regional Officers and have a sense of achievement in representing SkillsUSA Ohio. During the annual Regional Officer’s Training, a President and Vice President will be chosen.

Annual Regional Officer’s Training Institute (ROTI):

  • Located in Washington D.C.

  • Leadership training

  • Teamwork training

  • Advocate to federal legislators and SkillsUSA and career education

  • Interact with SkillsUSA National Staff

  • Opportunity to earn the Regional Officer Statesman Award

  • Visit National Monuments

Responsibilities include:

  • School and industry visits in your region

  • Meet with School Boards, local government, and community leaders to raise awareness for the SkillsUSA Ohio program

  • Be a resource for your Local Officers and assist them in being successful in their role

For a list of Mandatory and Optional Events, visit our become an officer page.

Download Regional Officer Program Instructor Packet and Application Here.



State Officers


There are 7 State Officers elected by the delegates of the State of Ohio during the SkillsUSA Ohio State Championships. Just like the Regional Officers, titles will be determined after the election process ends and is based on assets, skills, and interests. Persons who hold this title are elected to serve the membership of SkillsUSA Ohio and are encouraged to get the most out of their experience while being an ambassador representing SkillsUSA Ohio to the best of their ability. A President and a Vice President are also chosen at the Annual State Officer’s Retreat by vote of the team, the State Officer Trainers, and the State Director.


State Officers Retreat:

  • Located in Columbus, Ohio

  • Leadership training

  • Teamwork training

  • Meet with business and industry partners to advocate for SkillsUSA

  • Etiquette training

  • Presentation training

Responsibilities include:

  • Be an ambassador and representing Ohio in the SkillsUSA network

  • Present to industry partners and sponsors on the SkillsUSA Ohio Framework

  • Mentorship programs with a business partner in your career field of interest

  • Rigorous year of service with mandatory events

Download State Officer Program Instructor Packet and Application here.



National Officers


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. To become a candidate, one must earn an endorsement from the State Director as well as complete the first 9 essential elements (Foundations) in the Career Essentials Suite prior to the SkillsUSA Ohio State Championships. Candidates are expected to have a vast knowledge of SkillsUSA and be driven to learn, educate, and succeed.


National Leadership & Skills Conference & Training:

  • Leverage & Engage Training

  • 10-15 hours/week training with the National Staff and working on assignments

  • Training begins immediately after the NLSC

Responsibilities include:

  • Be an ambassador and representing the SkillsUSA program

  • Work closely with National Staff on assignments and programs to run throughout the year

  • Work closely with State Officers

  • Rigorous year of service with mandatory events

Download the National Officer Program details here.

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