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We are at The SkillsUSA National Leadership & Skills (NLSC) Conference 2022 in Atlanta this week.

We are at The SkillsUSA National Leadership & Skills (NLSC) Conference 2022 in Atlanta this week.

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We have been a national partner of SkillsUSA since 2018. Harbor Freight Tools for Schools is happy to be participating this year in NLSC 2022.


Harbor Freight Tools for Schools is proud to award cash prizes to the winners in 27 skilled trades competitions at NLSC 2022.

Gold: $1,000 per winner

Silver: $800 per winner

Bronze: $600 per winner


Harbor Freight Tools for Schools is providing $50,000 in travel scholarships for students making the journey to NLSC 2022.


This year for the first time, Harbor Freight Tools has a booth at NLSC. Come visit us at Booth # 248

Why are Harbor Freight Tools for Schools and Skills a good match?

Harbor Freight Tools for Schools is focused on supporting the expansion of excellent high school skilled trades education. 75 percent of the students competing at SkillsUSA are high school students, making SkillsUSA a strong match for our organization.

SkillsUSA is a standard-bearer for outstanding trades competition and learning, and has great relationships with teachers, students and employers/industry.

Why is Harbor Freight Tools for Schools at the SkillsUSA NLSC?

The conference is a great way for us to support and connect with excellent high school skilled trades teachers, students and industry.

We believe in the mission of this organization!


About SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure the United States has a skilled workforce.

A nonprofit national education association, SkillsUSA serves middle-school, high-school and college/postsecondary students preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations.


SkillsUSA’s mission is to empower its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. They improve the quality of our nation’s future skilled workforce through the development of SkillsUSA Framework skills that include Personal, Workplace and Technical Skills grounded in academics.


SkillsUSA vision is to produce the most highly skilled workforce in the world, providing every member the opportunity for career success.


More than 650 business, industry and labor organizations actively support SkillsUSA at the national level through financial aid, in-kind contributions and involvement in SkillsUSA activities. Many more support state associations and local chapters. Founded in 1965, SkillsUSA is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Labor as a successful model of employer-driven youth development training.

About the Conference

The SkillsUSA National Leadership & Skills Conference (NLSC) is the showcase of skilled trades. Quality career and technical education will be the centerpiece of the conference. Thousands of students, teachers, education leaders and representatives from hundreds of national corporations, trade associations, businesses and labor unions will join together to engage, prepare and celebrate our nation’s future skilled workforce.




6,500 student competitors in 108 hands-on competitions

75 percent are high school students

25 percent are college post-secondary students

2 percent are middle school students

850 committee members from industry participate

1,700 chapters (schools) participate