Posted January 29, 2024

KNIPEX Tools Named Official Partner of SkillsUSA

Joins over 850 companies supporting the skilled trades and career readiness.

KNIPEX Tools is pleased to announce they’ve 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 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 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,” says 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.

About KNIPEX Tools

KNIPEX Tools LP is the North American branch of KNIPEX?Werk. KNIPEX manufactures best-in-class hand tools for best-in-class tradesmen. With over 1,500 styles and sizes, KNIPEX serves a variety of industries from automotive, electrical, plumbing, HVAC and more.

With roots dating back to 1882 in Wuppertal, Germany the North American branch of KNIPEX continues to innovate and lead the pliers market. For more information visit

About SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA is America’s proud champion of the skilled trades. It’s a student-led partnership of education and industry that’s building the skilled workforce our nation depends on with graduates who are career ready, day one. Representing nearly 380,000 career and technical education students and teachers, SkillsUSA chapters thrive in middle schools, high schools and college/postsecondary institutions nationwide. To learn more, visit