Skills USA 2022. The New School.

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Skills USA is a competition for students that study trades in high school. Multiple trades are present at the event, from beauty to culinary to mechanics. MADE worked with Printed United Alliance to facilitate the Screenprinting Technology competition this year. Sixteen students from across the United States came to Atlanta, Ga, to show off their knowledge by performing a formal interview, written exam, coating screens, imaging screens, screen registration, and printing.

Skills USA Printing Skills USA Live Printing  Screen Development

This year we leaned on some great friends from the industry to help judge the competition. The group included Amber Massey with TShirts for Hope, Ray Smith with Avient, Nick Burton with Eternal Designs, Brian Lessard with MADE Lab, and Josh Carruth and Lee Wright with Printing United Alliance. All volunteered their time and knowledge to help make the event successful.

Skills USA Judges 121 with Skills USA Judge

Thank you to our great sponsors for supporting the event: Saati, SanMar,, Vastex, and GSF. These amazing companies helped the event by sending equipment, supplies, shirts, and great prizes for the winners.

Booth Set Up

The winners of the Post-Secondary event were:

  • 1st place Dusty Hart from Utah.
  • 2nd Place Joshua Rodriguez from North Carolina.
  • 3rd place Dalton Shoemaker from Missouri.

The winners of the High School Competition were: 

  • 1st place Carter Owens from Illinois. 
  • 2nd place Andrew Crispell from Wisconsin. 
  • 3rd place Dylan Pace from Utah. 

Congratulations to the winners and all of the participants at Skills USA. It is great to see schools teach and meet students wanting to learn more about our industry! 


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