At CHANNELLOCK®, we pride ourselves on hard work, ingenuity, and uncompromising quality with no shortcuts—and we’re looking to invest in trade school programs that do the same.

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The CHANNELLOCK® Trade School Trade-Up Competition is part of a larger initiative to help close the national skills gap and support the next generation of tradesmen and women. Each year, we give one hardworking trade school the chance to win:

Complete Shop Makeover
$5,000 Cash
Free Supply of
Channellock® Tools
To enter the TSTU Competition, get a crew of your classmates together to create a short video about your program and how it could benefit from winning.* We’re interested in seeing how innovative you are, how hard you work, how much passion you have for your craft, and—most importantly—how you never take shortcuts. In other words, we want to see how you do things the CHANNELLOCK® Way.

*To qualify, all team applicants must be enrolled in a trade program for one of the following trades: plumbing, electrical, HVAC, welding, carpentry or automotive. Schools may submit up to 5 separate entries (one for each of their trade programs).

Enter To Win
2022 winner:
Bullard-Havens Technical High School
First Runner-up:
Erwin Technical College
Second Runner-up:
Iredell Statesville School Career Academy & Technical School

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See what a complete shop makeover could look like for your team.