State Officers

These student leaders serve in a variety of roles throughout their year of service. As leaders, they serve as communicators, advocates and facilitators. The state officer team leads both state conferences: L.E.A.D. Conference and the State Leadership and Skills Conference. They also serve local chapters and teach members skills from the SkillsUSA Framework that will help them become career-ready. Additionally, they serve as teammates to one another as they build relationships with members across the state.
Being a state officer is the ultimate growth, personal development and student leadership experience in SkillsUSA Illinois. The overall program focuses on five key essential elements of the SkillsUSA Framework: responsibility, communication, teamwork, leadership and professional development. The skills learned through this leadership program will help officers not only be successful in serving the organization, but also throughout their lives and careers.

Parker Minckler

High School
President
Carbondale Community High School

Kala McGuire

High School
Southern Area Vice President
Capital Area Career Center

Kylie McKinney

High School
Historian

Capital Area Career Center

Ashley Schweigert

High School
Parliamentarian

Capital Area Career Center

Tara Mathisen

College/Postsecondary
President
Kishwaukee College

Become A State Officer

Potential candidates should be dedicated to SkillsUSA, have a desire to serve the members of the organization, be able to work in a team and be willing to learn and grow.