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Conference Registration Requirements

April 30th, 2011

To participate in official conference meetings and events, all attendees (advisors included) must register for the conference. A registration fee ($125) is required in order to obtain the official conference badge that allows access to SkillsUSA conference opening and awards ceremonies, contestant meetings and debriefings, seminars, delegate sessions and planned entertainment.

Discount Airlines-NLSC Travel

April 30th, 2011

When making travel arrangements to Kansas City, there is another discount option that benefits SkillsUSA. Both American and Frontier airlines have signed on with SkillsUSA offering discount travel options. Here are instructions for both:

1. American Airlines
Visit From top menu bar, choose reservations followed by select flight; complete appropriate fields (i.e., travel dates, number of passengers departure and destination city.) At bottom of select flight screen, the last field will be promotion code. Enter this code: 2861DH followed by selecting Go. The next screen will contain all flight times for departure and return. Complete reservation as instructed, OR,

Call American Airlines Meeting Services Desk at 800-433-1790 and provide agent with code: 2861DH, OR,

Purchase tickets through a travel agent and mention 2861DH

Terms and Conditions
Discount is valid June 9-29, 2011 from any destination served by American Airlines to Kansas City (MCI). Discount is available to anyone attending the event. Save a booking fee by using; Name change is allowed with 15OUSD/CAD GMT ticketing change charge. Name must be changed and re-ticketed prior to arrival at the airport. Allowed only on flights operated by American Airlines. All travelers are eligible for accrued flight miles.

2. Frontier Airlines discount program to SkillsUSA–Best Care Business (BCB) ID: B1529
To ensure the customer receives the best price and SkillsUSA receives credit for the purchase, make sure the Best Care Business (BCB) identification number is provided during the reservation process. Online is only available at It’s very easy to book flights using the two options listed below.

Option 1:

  • Go to and enter your desired itinerary
  • Choose the desired flights and AirFair Type
  • When you reach the passenger information page, there is a box to enter your Best Care Business ID (Be careful when entering the code)

Option 2: Travel Agency

Simply instruct the travel agent to enter the BCB ID into the IT/Tour Code Box before ticketing.

Dunk Tank

April 30th, 2011

Bosch Power Tools will, once again, help raise money for the Alumni Fund by hosting a dunk tank during the 2011 SkillsUSA National Conference.

The dunk tank will operate Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in the Bosch outdoor exhibit area. All proceeds raised by the dunk tank will benefit the alumni fund. Chances cost $1 a ball or 6 balls for $5. Last year, the effort raised over $800 for the SkillsUSA Alumni and Friends Association.

All proceeds will be tracked by state. The state raising the most funds for the alumni will be recognized by SkillsUSA and Bosch at the August state director meeting.

We seek state directors, state officers, state trainers, national officers or others who are well known in the SkillsUSA family who can bring out a crowd to dunk them! “Dunkees” must be willing to spend an hour in the tank. All proceeds from that hour will be tracked by the dunkee’s state. Tank shifts are first-come, first-served from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday. Dunkees should wear an appropriate swimsuit or clothes they do not mind getting wet. Towels will be available.

To schedule your state representative in the dunk tank, call Rebecca Langguth at Bosch at 224-232-2736 or email her at If you have questions for SkillsUSA on this effort, please contact Niki Clausen at 703-737-0639 or by email to

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