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News July 2, 2024

Students receive awards for SkillsUSA national roofing competition

In 2022, one of NRCA’s initiatives was to help SkillsUSA, an organization whose mission is to prepare and empower students for careers in the trades, to incorporate roofing into its national construction skills competition. As a result, the 2023 SkillsUSA competition included roofing for the first time.

The second annual roofing competition was held during the week of June 24 at SkillsUSA’s National Leadership & Skills Conference in Atlanta.

On June 28, Brandon Lopez of South Carolina received first place in the High School category. Noemi Marinez of Florida received second place, and Matthew Rodriguez of Arizona received third place.

Tyler Hutcheson of New York received first place in the College category. Matthew Addington of Florida received second place, and Hunter Hamilton of Tennessee received third place.

First-place winners received $1,200; second-place winners received $1,000; and third-place winners received $800. First-place winners also received a champions belt.

Students from throughout the U.S. competed in state competitions to earn the right to compete for the national title. There were 11 competitors total in this year’s competition.

NRCA, contractors, trade schools and numerous industry partners are working together to get roofing training and exposure to more young people. You can play a vital part in recruiting hardworking, skilled young workers to your company by partnering with a trade school in your area. To learn more, contact NRCA Director of Workforce Development John Esbenshade at (800) 323-9545, ext. 7524 or


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