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.

Submissions for the 2022 Trade School Trade-Up Competition are not currently being accepted, but sign up below to stay updated!

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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? Then show us! As 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

  • A Shop Makeover

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

How Do I Enter?

Competition entry is currently closed and will re-open at the end of August.

Sign up below to stay informed.

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 improve it. 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.

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

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

2022 Fall Timeline

  • August 31

    Submission Period Begins

  • October 12

    Submission Period Ends

  • October 20

    Top 3 Announced

  • October 21-22

    Voting Through Social Media

  • October 24

    Winner Announced

Shop makeover and check presentation

Previous Winners

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