Channellock, Inc. is proud to announce its fourth annual Trade-Up Trade School, Southern Hills Career and Technical Center competition winner.
MEADVILLE, Pa., June 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — CHANNELLOCK® is proud to announce its fourth annual winner of the Trade-Up Trade School competition, Southern Hills Career and Technical Center, for its commitment to supporting the skilled trades sector.
The CHANNELLOCK® Trade School Trade-Up Competition aims to help fill the nation’s skills gap by funding initiatives and tools that will positively impact future US traders. Each year, the competition recognizes a trade school program that demonstrates hard work, innovation and a passion to do the job well with a $5,000 cash prizes, a full assortment of CHANNELLOCK® tools and a classroom makeover. Plumbing, HVAC, Welding, Automotive and Electrical students are encouraged to participate.
“The CHANNELLOCK® Business School Exchange Competition not only helps fill the country’s growing skills gap, but also motivates students to give back to their community and take pride in their future profession,” says Ryan DeArmentVice President of Sales and Marketing for Channellock, Inc. “We are very pleased to announce that Southern Hills Career and Technical Center, a SkillsUSA affiliate school, is our 2021 winner.”
Kevin Kratzer, superintendent of the Southern Hills Career and Technical Center, says the school’s welding program teaches students skills they can apply in any career. Many of its welding students already have jobs lined up after graduation.
“The most important things we teach our students outside of welding are essential soft skills, like showing up on time, putting your cell phone away when it’s time to work, and thinking on your feet,” says Kratzer. . “Winning this competition was a fantastic opportunity to give our welding program some well-deserved recognition and resources.”
Learn more about the CHANNELLOCK® Trade School Trade-Up Contest and how to enter by visiting channellock.com/tradeup.
About Channellock, Inc.
Channellock, Inc. is a world leader in the manufacture of high quality pliers and assorted hand tools, including the iconic American-made CHANNELLOCK.® Tongue and groove pliers, which can be found at quality retailers around the world. Founded by George B. DeArment in 1886, the Meadville, Pennsylvaniais now in its fifth generation of family ownership and operation. Learn more about CHANNELLOCK® at www.channellock.comand follow us on instagram and Facebook to stay connected.
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