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Every Donation Supports The Trades.

Our #SkipLunchChallenge Project was born with our team’s desire to provide support, advocacy, and education to future tradespeople.

What is the #SkipLunchChallenge?

Sashco’s #SkipLunchChallenge helps raise money for trade education programs by challenging you to donate your lunch money instead of going out. Trade experts Matt Blomquist, Travis Brungardt, and Jake Bruton are collaborating to identify organizations for us to spotlight; donate or nominate today.

“Now more than ever our industry needs to promote and support the growth of trades in schools.

Matt Blomquist

Building Trades Instructor | Taylorville High School, Taylorville Illinois

What can this program do?

Over $7.5k was raised last quarter by like-minded people donating their lunch money to the Taylorville High School Building Trades Program. Let’s team up as an industry to share in the support of growing the skilled workforce.

This Quarter’s Program:

Frank Caccavale’s Roxbury High School

Structural Design & Fabrication Lab

In the Fall of 2019, Roxbury High School officially opened its Structural Design and Fabrication Lab. The lab hosts a class by the same name which provides students opportunities to implement skills previously learned in Engineering, Design, and Technology classes to build a house, in partnership with Morris Habitat for Humanity. Additionally, students who complete the course are eligible to reduce their apprenticeship with the Carpenter’s Apprenticeship Union if they choose to embark on a career with them. 

Learn more about his program here and be sure to follow @mr_caccavale on Instagram.

Previous Quarter’s Program:

Matt Blomquist’s Taylorville High School

Building Trades Program

Matt Blomquist, a beloved teacher at Taylorville Illinois High School – Building Trades Program, was our first program spotlight and a member of our #SkipLunchChallenge panel. Matt can get hands-on with his students due to the great support of the community that propels this learning environment forward. 

Students in his class learn building science skills and how to build an actual house — skills such as wall framing and power tool usage. His goal is to teach them how to be good employees and great beginner assets to a company upon graduation. If done right, he’ll produce students that don’t need to learn certain basic skills on the first day of work.  

Be sure to check out Matt’s interview with Jake Bruton from the Build Show here and follow him on Instagram @build_learn_teach.

We value your support

Donate today

Donate to Roxbury High School Structural Design & Fabrication Lab
Donate to Taylorville High School Building Trades Program

did you know?

Just 16% of students are very likely to consider a career in skilled trades.

Join us today to support career paths in skilled trades.

How To Get Involved

Nominate a deserving trade education program by reaching out to Charlotte Mustard. She and our panel of trusted experts will review all nominees and select a new program to spotlight each quarter. Be sure to follow us on social @sashcoinc and participate by donating and challenging your peers to take on the #SkipLunchChallenge.

Charlotte Mustard | Director of Marketing, Sashco

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