Lowe’s Grants Awarded to SkillsUSA Chapters

Published: January 20, 2022
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SkillsUSA has awarded grants to 43 SkillsUSA chapters in 22 states thanks to its longtime partnership with Lowe’s Home Improvement. SkillsUSA and Lowe’s have teamed up for over 16 years to support career and technical education (CTE) classrooms across the nation. The new Lowe’s grants provide eligible SkillsUSA chapters with additional programming resources including tools and equipment and construction materials for students’ hands-on learning projects. The support can also be used for materials and supplies for local community service projects SkillsUSA chapters would like to conduct but need additional support to launch. Each eligible school applied for up to $15,000. Schools that receive the grants are asked to provide an impact video to SkillsUSA and to share their projects on social media and in local newspapers. Schools are asked to focus on outcomes and the quantifiable impact data of their projects. The grants are intended for construction trades programs to prepare our future skilled workforce, as well as for lab improvements or community service schoolwide. “This amazing opportunity through Lowe’s provides our SkillsUSA chapters with more resources to support CTE and hands-on learning. All SkillsUSA projects are student-led and center around the development of personal skills, workplace skills and technical skills grounded in academics through the SkillsUSA Framework, so every member has an opportunity for career success,” said SkillsUSA executive director Chelle Travis. “These grants remove financial barriers to excellence and ensure that SkillsUSA chapters have quality resources for the betterment of our CTE programs and projects.” Grants were awarded to SkillsUSA chapters at these schools:

Community Service Project Grants

California: Folsom High School, Folsom

Georgia: Effingham College & Career Academy, Rincon

Kentucky: Great Crossing High School, Georgetown

Massachusetts: Assabet Valley Technical High School, Marlborough; Cape Cod Regional Technical High School, Harwich; and Lynn Vocational Technical Institute, Lynn

Michigan: Bay-Arenac ISD Career Center, Bay City

Missouri: New Madrid Technical Skills Center, New Madrid

Mississippi: Simpson County Technical Center, Mendenhall

North Carolina: Catawba Valley Community College, Hickory; East Carteret High School, Beaufort; and Mooresville High School, Mooresville

New York: Rockland Board of Cooperative Educational Services (Rockland BOCES), West Nyack

Ohio: Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center, Chillicothe

Tennessee: Northeast State Community College, Blountville

Texas: SkillsUSA Texas Postsecondary, Lubbock

Training Program Classroom or Lab Upgrade Grants

Alabama: Beauregard High School, Opelika

California: Adolofo Camarillo High School, Camarillo and Maxine Waters Employment Preparation Center, Los Angeles Unified School District

Florida: Pensacola State College, Pensacola

Georgia: Apalachee High School, Winder; Lumpkin County High School, Dahlonega; and Madison County High School, Danielsville

Iowa: Union High School, La Porte City and West Lyon CSD, Inwood

Illinois: Johnsburg (Ill.) High School and Lincoln-Way East High School, Frankfort

Indiana: Oregon Davis Junior/Senior High School, Hamlet

Mississippi: Forrest County Agricultural High School, Hattiesburg and Wayne County Career and Technical Center, Waynesboro

North Carolina: Forbush High School, East Bend; Providence High School, Charlotte; and Wilkes Community College, Wilkesboro

Nebraska: Fairbury High School, Fairbury and Louisville Public Schools, Louisville

New York: Myers Education Center – WSWHE BOCES, Saratoga Springs

Pennsylvania: Bucks County Technical High School, Fairless Hills

Rhode Island, Burrillville, High School, Burrillville

Texas: H.M. King High School, Kingsville; Temple College, Temple and Willis ISD, Willis

Virginia: Franklin County High School, Rocky Mount

Wisconsin: Greenfield High School, Greenfield

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