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Trade School Trade-Up

At Channellock, Inc., we’re working to help close the skills gap through initiatives that get tools and funding to where it can have the biggest impact for 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, a $5,000 cash prize and a shop makeover.

Check out the classroom transformation for the 2019 winner – Ladysmith High School.

How Do I Enter?

To submit an entry, get a crew together to create a short film about your program and how a makeover would help. We want to see what makes your program special. Check out a winning video example. Teams must be comprised of students in the automotive, plumbing, welding, electrical or HVAC trades. Good luck!

What's My Timeline?

Jan. 2

Submission Period Begins

Feb. 12

Submission Period Ends

Feb. 19

Top 3 Announced

8:00 am Feb. 20 – 11:59 pm Feb. 22

Voting Through Social Media

Feb. 23

Winner Announced

What Could I Win?

1st Place

$5,000 cash prize, CHANNELLOCK® tools for all team members and their classroom, a classroom makeover with CHANNELLOCK BLUE® wall paint and fat heads

2nd Place

$2,500 cash prize, CHANNELLOCK® tools for all team members and their classroom

3rd Place

$1,000 cash prize, CHANNELLOCK® tools for all team members and their classroom

Last Year's Winner

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

Here is the submission video from last year's winner. Your team should use it as a resource to understand what a winning video looks like.

Submissions closed for this competition on February 12th, 2020, but stay tuned for another Trade School Trade-Up competition later this year!