SkillsUSA Magazine Subscription
All SkillsUSA members receive a subscription to SkillsUSA Champions, the official publication of the organization. This quarterly magazine includes feature stories about outstanding individuals and their achievements, articles about SkillsUSA chapters and the latest information on careers and training. Your instructor should submit online or postmark your roster by Nov. 15, to receive all issues.
Effective immediately, state directors, alumni, professional and student members-along with all of our partners can book hotel rooms, both business and personal, under our new corporate account with Intercontinental Hotels Group. Intercontinental hotels include one of the biggest variety of hotels in the country. These include: Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Crowne Plaza, The Intercontinental, Candlewood Suites and Staybridge Suites. If you, students, board members, alumni, task force groups - your great-aunt/uncle are traveling throughout the country, accommodations under this hotel flag most likely will be available. This account is a great member/partner benefit to SkillsUSA.
This program provides up to 10 percent additional savings from advertised rates, specials and online advance purchases. It’s very easy. Listed below are: 1) SkillsUSA Corporate ID number; 2) URLs and, 3) directions to book.
SkillsUSA Corporate ID: 100293475
Under search- enter the country, city, state, arrival, departure dates, and number of guests, bed type, and special requests and hit Find Hotel.
This will result in a geographic display of the city and state you have selected. Scroll down and you will see a brief description of each property in that geographic area and rate ranges for that location- these rate ranges include the SkillsUSA discount.
The SkillsUSA MMA (Mid Market Account) rates will usually be displayed first - (unless the hotel is offering an advance purchase rate which will charge the entire reservation booking in advance and does not offer a refund policy.) The SkillsUSA discounted rate is calculated off the hotels Best Flexible Rate Structure (which is set to maximize hotel occupancy based industry standards of past performance, group demand, etc). As a result of this system, if you visit a specific location frequently you may see that your rate fluctuates based upon these different factors.
Last step- select your location and preference choices, secure the reservation with a credit card and receives a confirmation number - you are done!
Other options for booking a room:
Call into: 1-800 HOLIDAY and provide them with your Corporate ID # 100293475.
Scholarship and Award Opportunities
SkillsUSA members have opportunities for more than $1 million annually in scholarships, contests, awards and honors. Review the this document for a list of scholarships. Many are tied to the national SkillsUSA Championships. Each state offers its own awards and scholarships through their state conference. You can also visit our Scholarships page for additional opportunities.
Members Only Section of Web Site
Visit the Members Only section of the SkillsUSA website to view information, career resources and fun downloads for our members only. Ask your instructor for a Membership Card if you did not receive one when you joined. Your instructor can call the national office at 800-355-8422 to request additional membership cards as needed.
Go to: www.skillsusa.org/members/
The LOGIN and PASSWORD are on located the back of the student membership card.
What Do Students Get for Their Dues?
Dues-paying student members of SkillsUSA automatically receive the following benefits:
- A subscription to SkillsUSA Champions, the official magazine of SkillsUSA
- Access to career resources and contact with industry
- Opportunities to compete in the SkillsUSA Championships at the local, state or national levels
- Opportunities for scholarships, awards and honors
- Job contacts and networking opportunities
- A chance to learn and practice professional and leadership skills
- Recognition from peers, teachers and leaders within the community