KNIPEX Tools announced that it has been named as an official partner of SkillsUSA for 2024, emphasizing a commitment to workforce development. SkillsUSA is America’s proud champion of the skilled trades. It’s a national student organization committed to building the future skilled workforce that our nation depends on. As a partner of SkillsUSA, KNIPEX Tools supports SkillsUSA’s mission to empower students to become skilled professionals, career-ready leaders and responsible community members.

SkillsUSA serves nearly 400,000 career and technical education students and teachers in middle schools, high schools and college/postsecondary programs nationwide. Within SkillsUSA chapters in over 4,000 schools, SkillsUSA provides students with immersive learning experiences, industry-specific training and career readiness knowledge. Students also gain opportunities to hone their skills in career competitions on the local, state and national levels. Created and judged by the industry, these competitions yield valuable scholarships, tools and industry prizes — as well as bragging rights. SkillsUSA members value these experiences that foster useful career skills, greater motivation, recognition and encouragement from future employers.

“We are really pleased to invest in this partnership with SkillsUSA,” said Todd Shumate, president of KNIPEX Tools. “Forging this relationship is integral to our mission to invest in the development of the future skilled workforce, and we are proud to align with a well-known association that empowers students across the nation.” By working with SkillsUSA, partners can invest in schools to build local relationships and inform technical curriculum; support local, state or national career competitions; interact with future employees and create brand-loyal customers.