SkillsUSA CA 2013 State Cabinetmaking Championships

2013 Cabinetmaking and Introductory Woodworking Championships

held Saturday, April 6, 2013 at the Town & Country Convention Center, San Diego, CA

Click here for the official AWFS press release about the SkillsUSA CA State Cabinetmaking Championships


Click here to see photos from the 2013 SkillsUSA CA Cabinetmaking Championships

Click here to see photos from the 2013 SkillsUSA CA Introductory Woodworking Championships


Click here to see the Cabinetmaking contest results – Gold Medalist Cabinetmaking contestants will be advancing to the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Championships, held in Kansas City in June. Congratulations to all competitors!

Click here to see the Introductory Woodworking contest results – this contest is state-only. It is intended for first year woodworking students to introduce them to the SkillsUSA competitive environment and to hone their basic skills.

Project Plans

Click here to see the 2013 SkillsUSA California Cabinetmaking Contest project plans

Click here to see the 2013 SkillsUSA California Introductory Woodworking project plans

THANK YOU to our sponsors for their valuable contributions to this important local industry-education event!


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THANK YOU to our volunteers to contributing their time and energy to planning, organizing and executing this event!


What is SkillsUSA?

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel. SkillsUSA’s mission is to help its members become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens.

The regional contest is the first level of competition for students in SkillsUSA. Those who score highest at Regionals are invited to compete at State Conference (in California, this takes place in San Diego in April), and those who win Gold at State can compete at the SkillsUSA National Leadership & Skills Conference (NLSC) in Louisville, KY in June.

How does SkillsUSA help our industry?

With over 300,000 student and advisor members across the nation, SkillsUSA is one of the most widely recognized and respected organizations supporting and promoting students entering careers in skilled trades. It is of critical importance to AWFS and our member companies to see students encouraged and trained in skilled trades. Like all manufacturing segments, the wood products manufacturing industry is in need of skilled workers to replace the vast numbers of retiring baby boomers. We recognize that supporting students and education and is the future of our industry.

How can you get involved?

Although this year’s regional contest has ended, SkillsUSA is always seeking industry support and involvement at the state and national level, and it’s never too early to start planning for next year’s regionals! Assistance as a volunteer or donations of tools, supplies or materials are appreciated. Contact Adria Torrez ( or (323) 215-0311) to explore ways to help!

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