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SkillsUSA Official Partner 2020

Helping Students Master a New Set of Skills

with FREE Gated content access to SkillsUSA’s Career Essentials

At CHANNELLOCK® we’re proud to support hard-working, dedicated trade school students and teachers. We know this time is strange for all aspects of trades education, so we’re doing what we can to help. We’ve partnered with SkillsUSA to offer free access to their Career Essentials suite to help further professional development throughout this extended closure of trades programs. While being away from your students is tough, we know the determination and spirit of our future trades pros is tougher.

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What to Expect

Leadership / Communication / Teamwork and More

Channellock, Inc. will provide a limited amount of free enrollment keys for current and future trade students through SkillsUSA’s Career Essentials suite, which offers lessons outside the realm of skilled training. With free access to these lessons, teachers can help students fine tune some of the other skills they’ll need as trades pros, such as leadership, communication, teamwork, and many more career-ready skills


Curriculum: How it Works

SkillsUSA Career Essentials curriculum is broken into three bundles:

The Exploratory Curriculum Bundle

Designed for Middle School Students

  • Requires approximately 25 hours
  • Students who successfully earn a minimum score of 80% on the post-assessment achieve the exploratory micro-credential
  • Curriculum bundle includes pre-assessment, a post-assessment, and a course with four units that include a total of 20 instructional e-modules and 40 project activities collectively
  • View a demo | Read more and review a unit map

View a demo | Read more and review a unit map

Fundamental Curriculum Bundle

Designed for 9th and 10th Grade Students

  • Requires approximately 35 hours to complete
  • Students who successfully earn a minimum score of 80% on the post-assessment achieve the fundamental micro-credential
  • Curriculum bundle includes a pre-assessment, a post-assessment, and a course with nine units that include instructional e-modules and project activities

View a demo | Read more and review a unit map

Advanced Curriculum Bundle

Designed for 11th and 12th Grade Students

  • Requires approximately 45 hours to complete
  • Students who successfully earn a minimum score of 80% on the post-assessment achieve the industry-validated Career Essentials Credential
  • Curriculum bundle includes a pre-assessment, a post-assessment, and a course with five instructional units that include instructional e-modules, project activities, and a capstone portfolio development unit

View a demo | Read more and review a unit map

Every teacher who is participating in this program should download a copy of the instructions and requirements:

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Want free access? Inquire below

To inquire about remaining availability, access and use of these complementary curriculum bundles, please fill out the form below.

Talkin’ Trades

We’re going to continue to do everything we can to support trades programs. That means online content, complimentary curriculum and more efforts in the real world, as soon as it’s safe. Follow our CHANNELLOCK® social channels for more educational content from expert pros in our Trading Knowledge series. We’re posting weekly videos from masters of craft with tips and lessons in the field.