MEADVILLE, PA – Now in its third year, Channellock, Inc.’s Trade School Trade-Up Competition continues to help close the national skills gap by funding initiatives and tools that will largely impact America’s future tradesmen and women. This year will be the largest year ever for the event, as CHANNELLOCK® will now sponsor two competitions – one in the spring and the other in the fall. In addition, the company is launching its Trade Travelers tour this spring.
“In light of the growing skills gap, it is important that we find passionate, hardworking students in our younger generations to join skilled trades,” said Ryan DeArment, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for Channellock, Inc. “This unique competition offers students the opportunity to showcase the value of their education as they train for their future careers.”
How to enter – If you’re a student in plumbing, HVAC, welding, automotive and electrical trades, you are eligible to participate. This year, our challenge is simple: show us why your program deserves a classroom makeover. To submit an entry, get a group together to create a short film showcasing your team’s skills in action. We want to see what makes your program special. You’ll be graded on passion, content and need. Check out last year’s first-place winner for inspiration.
When – Jan. 2: Submission period begins. Feb. 12: Submission due date. Feb. 19: Top 3 announced. Feb. 20-22: Voting through Facebook. Feb. 23: Winners announced.
What could you win?1st Place: $5,000 cash prize, CHANNELLOCK® tools for team members and classroom, a classroom makeover with CHANNELLOCK BLUE® wall paint and fatheads. 2nd Place: $2,500 cash prize, CHANNELLOCK® tools for all team members and their classroom. 3rd Place: $1,000 cash prize, CHANNELLOCK® tools for all team members and their classroom.
Learn more about the competition and how to enter by visiting http://www.channellock.com/tradeup.