Enter to win the 2021 Trade School Trade-Up

At CHANNELLOCK®, we don’t take shortcuts, period. We pride ourselves on hard work, ingenuity and uncompromising quality—and we’re looking to invest in like-minded trade school programs that do the same.

Does Your Shop Do Things The CHANNELLOCK® Way?

Are you and your crew constantly innovating, working hard, and showing the passion and grit it takes to get the job done right? Show us how! Part of a larger initiative to help close the skills gap and support future tradesmen and women, our CHANNELLOCK® Trade School Trade-Up Competition gives trade schools across America the chance to win:

  • A free supply of CHANNELLOCK® Tools

  • $5,000 Cash

  • Shop Makeover

Check out the classroom transformation of a previous winner.

How Do I Enter?

To submit an entry, get a crew of your classmates together to create a short video about your program and how a makeover would help. We’re interested in seeing how innovative you are, how hard you work, how much passion you have for your craft, and–most important– how you never ever take shortcuts! In other words, we want to see how you do things the CHANNELLOCK® WAY. Check out a winning video example.

To qualify, all team applicants must be enrolled in a trade program for one of the following trades: plumbing, electrical, HVAC, welding or automotive.*

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*Schools may submit up to five separate entries (one for each of their specific trade programs).

2021 Fall Timeline

  • Sep. 1

    Submission Period Begins

  • Oct. 13

    Submission Period Ends

  • Oct. 20

    Top 3 Announced

  • 8:00 am EST Oct. 21 – 11:59 pm EST Oct. 23

    Voting Through Social Media

  • Oct. 24

    Winner Announced

Shop makeover and check presentation

Previous Winners

See what a classroom transformation could look like for your team.

The winning video submission: