SkillsUSA National Championships 2018
Students showcase building skills in competition.
Held annually, the SkillsUSA Championships are a proving grounds for young competitors looking to test and showcase their vocational and building trades skills. Held at the 2018 National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, June 25 to 29, the event also serves as a qualifier for the WorldSkills International competition.
Partnering with SkillsUSA at this event, Fine Homebuilding’s #KeepCraftAlive initiative is presenting $70,000 in scholarships here on June 28. Click here for more information on the scholarship program.
And check out the Instagram posts below for a look at the competition in Louisville.
Some of the machines the competitors get to use at #skillsusanationals would make a pro jealous. Check out this Homag edge bander at the cabinetry competition. Thing is about the size of a car, and they popped the hood so we could see its guts in action. So easy, it almost seems like cheating. #keepcraftalive #finehomebuiding #finewoodworking #skillsusa
This kid is done with his carpentry project and packing up while judges check his handiwork; meanwhile, others haven’t finished siding or sheathing at the #skillsusanationals 2018. Gotta say, without looking at the plans to know what it’s supposed to look like, looks like he did pretty well. #keepcraftalive #finehomebuilding #skillsusa #skillsusa2018 #carpentry