Derek Blanchard serves as a Postsecondary State Reporter. He is enrolled in the Graphics Technology program at Washburn Institute of Technology. Derek is pursuing his goals of learning new skills to succeed in owning and running his own photography business. 

Trevor Jackson serves as a Postsecondary State Parliamentarian.

Berit Hankins serves as a High School State Historian. He attends Winfield High School and is in the Project Lead the Way Engineering Program. In 2016, Berit was a team member on the SkillsUSA Engineering design competition and took the Gold at State. His team then went on to place 5th in the Nation at the National Leadership Skills Championships (NLSC). Berit was one of three Kansas students to receive the MikeRowe Scholarship Award and during the NLSC was honored with the opportunity to meet and have lunch with Mike Rowe, 


Janice Switzer serves as a High School State Secretary. Janice is a senior  at Meade High School in the Industrial Arts Program. This is her second term serving as a State Officer.  

2017-2018 Postsecondary State Officers present Governor Brownback the SkillsUSA Framework Pin in honor of him supporting Career Technical Education. 

Ashton Albright serves as a High School State Parliamentarian. She is a junior at Olathe Advanced Technical Center in the Automotive Collision Repair Program. She also participated in Dance for three years and served as an officer on her team. 

Local Officers: Being a local officer gives one the opportunity to lead fellow members to success and have a lot of fun in the process. As a local officer, you will engage your chapter in the "Program of Work" activities and complete the Chapter Excellence Program Application so your chapter gets the recognition it deserves,  Local Officers run the local chapter meetings throughout the year. 

Brandon York serves as a High School State President. He is a Senior at Olathe Advanced Technical Center and is enrolled in the Automotive Technology Program. He served as the Postsecondary parliamentarian on the 2016-2017 Kansas State Officer team. In the past year Brandon has placed gold at the State conference in Job Interview and committed to attending Pittsburg State University for the 2+2 Automotive Service Program in the Fall of 2018. 



Ryan Reidmiller serves as a High School State Vice President. He is currently enrolled at Olathe Advanced Technical Center in the Automotive Technology Program. After high school Ryan plans on enlisting in the Air Force and serving as an Aviation Maintenance Personnel. 

Ky Aldridge serves as a High School State Reporter. She attends Meade High School and is enrolled in the CAD program. 

A Lifetime of Memories

State Officers: Being a State Officer takes commitment and dedication to the SkillsUSA Kansas Organization. State Officers are representatives and the voice of the membership. They meet with the Legislators, Senators and the Governor, as well as our Business & Industry Partners. As a team, they work together hosting our State's Conferences and pushing our organization forward. State Officers run the Delegation meetings during the State Championship Conference.



2017-2018 Career Technical Student Organization's State Officers meet the Kansas Education Board of Directors


2017-2018 Postsecondary State Officers meet with the Kansas Board of Regents.

District Officers: Being a district officer shows you are ready to take the next step toward a leadership role in serving the organizations initiatives. District Officers attend, lead, and work hard during the Fall Leadership Conference and State Championships. They run the district meetings in September and in October.




2017-2018 High School State Officers meet Kansas Governor Brownback


2017-2018 Postsecondary State Officers meet the Kansas Board of Regents Technical Education Committee


SkillsUSA Kansas Ambassadors

Daxton Ross serves as a Postsecondary State President. He currently attends Washburn Institute of Technology and is enrolled in the Building Technology Program. Daxton is pursuing a career in the construction field and hopes to be a lead supervisor.