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SkillsUSA and Lowe's Team Up

SkillsUSA is pleased to announce a continuing partnership with Lowe's. As part of their overall grant to SkillsUSA, Lowe's will award grants to local chapters of up to $25,000 each to support classroom improvements, upgrade or provide tangible tools for learning technical skills, support leadership development opportunities, or provide for competition clothing that will give students the opportunity to compete at SkillsUSA events that would otherwise be unattainable.




Lowe's logo2014 SkillsUSA Lowe's Grants

Schools in Need
The following schools received Schools in Need grants for the 2013-14 school year. The school and their project descriptions are below:

Dumas New Tech High School
Tools, equipment, SkillsUSA Chapter materials. Rebuild school sign.

Kofa High School
Building Maintenance and Custodial skills training simulation station.

Hanford West High School
Renovate culinary arts classroom; prepare meals for Hanford Veterans, homeless shelters.

Weber Technical Institute
Aviation classroom upgrade and middle school mentoring workshop.

Woodland Park High School
Renovate welding lab and upgrade fume extraction system. Build community benches and school sign.

Lake Technical Center
Automotive collision, cosmetology, commercial foods/culinary arts classroom upgrades/equipment. Provide auto repairs for homeless veterans, prepare foods for the homeless and host spa days.

Washington-Holmes Technical Center
Digital audio equipment for student run radio station allowing students to broadcast community events and upgrade their Battle of the Band fundraising event.

Lanier Charter Career Academy
Outdoor classroom and sustainable horticulture business, providing garden products to homeless shelter and local food bank.

Waubonsie Valley High School
Preschool outdoor lab.

Area 31 Career Center
Two Lincoln Electric welding booths.

Kentucky Tech-Floyd Co. Area Technology Center
Classroom and HVAC tools/supplies/welder to support community service bench project at Kentucky State Park systems.

Millard Area Technology Center
Upgrade automotive, building and apartment maintenance, electric and industrial maintenance technology programs providing the tools to refurbish park picnic tables as a community outreach.

Tri-County Technical Center
Build a greenhouse to allow expansion of the gardening and cooking programs.

Prentiss County Vocational Technical School
Tools and materials to build handicap ramps, trash bins, hand rails.

Dodson Public School
Upgrade auto shop with tools and educational materials.

Bryan Senior High
SkillsUSA official attire.

Collins Career Center
Fire science house renovation for school and county training.

Logos Public Charter School
Addition of CTE classroom and equipment. Project includes partnering with Habitat for Humanity, planting of trees and shrubs and Bear Creek site cleanup.

Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center (EWCTC)
Design and build outdoor STEM learning center. Outreach with Lowe's to educate community on STEM.

Lawrence County Career and Technology Center
Tools and educational resources for auto body repair program. Outreach will include the restoration of an antique cannon displayed at the Army National Guard.

West Virginia
Mercer County Technical Education Center
Construct a retail marketing area to support two student run greenhouses.

CareerSafe Vouchers
The deadline has passed for this grant opportunity. Successful applicants will be notified in January 2014.

In regards to questions concerning grant applications, contact Lowe's Grant Manager, Carol Lowery at 641-512-0504 or 641-456-4515 or clowery@skillsusa.org.

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