SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization that works with schools and industry professionals to provide educational and hands-on experience in a variety of disciplines to ensure America has a skilled workforce.
Each year, students compete at local and state levels for various disciplines, with a national championship taking place in Louisville, Kentucky. For the first time, the SkillsUSA Carpentry Championship competition for Wisconsin will take place at the Milwaukee NARI Spring Home Improvement Show. Eight to 12 schools will be competing over the course of two days, where each team of four students will follow plans and build a section of a house. Winners go on to compete at Nationals. Be sure to check them out in action at the show on Thursday and Friday.
The Milwaukee NARI Foundation, the chapter’s charitable arm, is a sponsor of SkillsUSA’s carpentry division.