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Leaders of Influence Program 

The SkillsUSA Illinois Leaders of Influence program is an opportunity for select SkillsUSA leaders from across the state to develop their personal and workplace skills focused around preparing them for their career path.


Participants will have opportunities to

  • develop their communication and teamwork skills through leading this year’s State Leadership & Skills Conference.

  • demonstrate responsibility and leadership skills through the planning, organizing and management of special projects honoring SkillsUSA members across the state.

  • engage in intentional experiences that contribute positively to career progression through professional development.


How To Apply

Deadline: Feb. 13

Talk to your SkillsUSA advisor and then complete the application.

Responsibilities and Commitments

March 10—11 | SLSC Planning Conference - Peoria, IL

  • Arrive Friday by 10 a.m. Depart Saturday at 2 p.m.

April 18 | Pre-SLSC Conference Call - Zoom

  • Tuesday 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

April 26—29 | State Leadership & Skills Conference - Peoria, IL

  • Arrive Wednesday by 6 p.m., Depart Saturday with chapter

Benefits of Participation - $2,000 value

Complementary SLSC Participation  |  $500+ value

  • Conference registration, hotel accommodations, and daily meals.

SkillsUSA Merchandise  |  $250+ value

National Delegate Opportunity | $750 + value

  • Leaders will have the opportunity to represent Illinois at the National Leadership & Skills Conference as a voting delegate, conducting organizational business.

Personal Development Scholarship  |  $500

  • Successful leaders will receive $500 to continue their personal development.
    This can be used for travel to the National Leadership & Skills Conference.

More Information

Please contact us for more information or any questions by emailing

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