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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.

Submissions for the 2021 Trade School Trade-Up Competition are not currently being accepted, but be sure to stay updated by signing up here!

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.