Swinerton Attends 2022 SkillsUSA National Conference

Swinerton served as an exhibitor at the 2022 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC), June 20 – 24 in Atlanta, Georgia.  The Swinerton’s Foundation sponsorship and $85,000 donation are part of its continued effort to develop a skilled workforce and close the national skills gap.

During TECHSPO, participants engaged directly with leaders in industry and education, as well as competed in various trade, technical and leadership fields. Swinerton exhibited our High School Mentorship Program that supports and develops Craft professional career paths. While visiting our booth, students were able to put on a virtual reality headset to experience intricate details during a construction build. The company also gave away Swinerton swag to carpentry contest winners and attendees.

“Our participation with SkillsUSA is part of a greater industry effort to promote skilled trades within the education system by giving students, advisors and parents the information and support to successfully develop future Craft professionals,” said Desireé Ashmun, Recruiting Manager at Swinerton & State SkillsUSA Board Member.

“Swinerton has always believed that part of doing business is doing good, and we pride ourselves on being community builders. We do our most good through The Swinerton Foundation by partnering with likeminded nonprofit organizations who are working to address some of the construction industry’s most pressing issues. SkillsUSA is one of those nonprofits, and we are grateful for the opportunity and partnership with them.” Rachael Guerrero the Swinerton Foundation Board Member.

Swinerton will continue its national involvement in the SkillsUSA program through out the 2022-2023 school year.   “Swinerton shares the vision of SkillsUSA—to develop a more skilled workforce for the construction industry,” says Lauren Nunnally, Chief Administrative Officer at Swinerton. “Together, we are helping students discover their skillsets and preparing the next generation of Craft talent for the construction industry.”

The 2022 sponsorship will support the mission of SkillsUSA and several national programs that help SkillsUSA instructors and their students become world-class workers, leaders and responsible Americans.

Founded in 1965, SkillsUSA is nonprofit organization that improves the quality of our nation’s future skilled workforce through the development of skills that include personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics.  With a rigorous program, curricula, and credentialing process, SkillsUSA is working to ensure students graduate with the technical aptitude and soft skills needed for their careers.