Encourage the Trades!

SkillsUSA is a national membership association serving high school, college and middle school students who are preparing for careers in trades. This program helps each student excel working as a partnership of students, teachers and current industries. Together they are working to ensure that America has a skilled workforce. In today’s trades we are noticing a skills gap and shortage of skilled workers. This program addresses both issues while demonstrating the importance and experiencing working to help others. 

Each year The SkillsUSA holds a competitive  state and national level competitions. This competition is made of the best career and technical education students in the nation. Here is where the best career and technical education students are put to the test, each showcasing their learned skills and knowledge.

Owner’s of JEMM Construction, Josh Edgell and Mark Maltry were able to attend this year’s competition in Columbus, OH. They had a chance to speak and share some of their knowledge with this year’s construction student competitors.

According to @SkilledUSA “Through an investment from business and industry partners of approximately $36 million, the event occupies a space equivalent to 20 football fields. In 2018, there were more than 6,500 contestants in 103 separate events. Nearly 2,000 judges and contest organizers from labor and management make the national event possible.”