SkillsUSA Carpentry Challenge pits teen trade students against each other for a shot at worksite glory
(WEST ALLIS) – Wisconsin high school students recently took part in a competition that tested their talents, timing and teamwork. It had nothing to do with sports but rather the focus was on building a foundation for their future and providing the construction industry with desperately needed skilled labor.
For two days in February, more than a dozen 4-person teams of high school students from across the state gathered in West Allis to compete in the two-day SkillsUSA Carpentry challenge. The stakes were high because the winning team advanced to the national SkillsUSA Championship in Louisville, Kentucky.
But for all the participants the event is a good reminder that their burgeoning trade skills are in high demand across the nation.
On CBS 58 Sunday Morning, Jacquelyn Abad takes us inside the SkillsUSA Carpentry Challenge.