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The road to the Clash of  Trades has been a long one!  This year, 320 competitors from 80 schools representing 31 states and 2 Canadian provinces, registered to compete. In the end, only the top 4 teams will recieve an invitation to advance to the National Clash of Trades Championship, this year in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The 2024 National Advanced Manufacturing Competition Series is a multi-round competition that began in October of 2023. After the initial qualifying round was completed, all 80  team’s projects were submitted and judged, and, 16 were invited to move on to the Regional Rounds held in Texas, North Carolina, & Nevada.

Regionals #1 - Texas A&M TEE’s facility in College Station, TX

March 5-7, 2024 - Texas A&M TEE’s facility in College Station, TX

The first regional round was held at Texas A&M TEE’s facility in College Station, Texas featuring six competing teams: Vincennes University, Autry Technology Center, Pickens County Career & Technology Center, South Adams High School, Lowell High School, and Greenville Technical College. Each team brought their unique strengths and were eager to put their skills to the test and demonstrate their proficiency in various advanced manufacturing processes. The atmosphere was electric and this first regional round really set the bar high for the upcoming competitions.

Teams that Competed:

• Vincennes University

• Autry Technology Center

• Pickens County Career & Technology Center

• South Adams High School

• Lowell High School

• Greenville Technical College

Regionals #2 - Greenville Technical College


The second Regional Round took place at Greenville Technical Colleges Center for Manufacturing and Innovation in Greenville, South Carolina. The event showcased six additional competing teams, including Kevin Dukes Career & Innovation Academy, Ulster Boces Career & Technical Center, Calhoun Community College, Minnesota State College Southeast, Central Alabama Community College, and Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology. It became clear that the passion for skilled trades ran deep among all the participants, creating a truly inspiring and dynamic environment at the Greenville Technical College’s Center for Manufacturing and Innovation.

Teams that Competed:

• Kevin Dukes Career & Innovation Academy

• Ulster Boces Career & Technical Center

• Calhoun Community College

• Minnesota State College Southeast

• Central Alabama Community College

• Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

Regionals #3 - College of Southern Nevada

March 25-29, 2024 - College of Southern Nevada

The third and final regional round at the College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas, Nevada, was nothing short of thrilling. The three remaining teams, Yuba Community College, Fresno City College, and Everett Community College truly brought their A-game. All of the teams were faced with challenging tasks and obstacles to overcome but didn’t fail to prove their expertise in various areas such as CNC programming, Tig Welding, mill and lathe operations, 3 and 5-axis milling, and much more. After the completion of this regional round, all of the teams’ projects have been submitted and are currently in the process of being judged

Teams that Competed:

• Yuba Community College

• Fresno City College

• Everett Community College

The top Four Teams invited to compete in the 2024 Clash of Trades Championship are:

Clash of Trades Project MFG


Calhoun Community College - Tanner, AL

Central Alabama Community College - Alexander City, AL

Everett Community College - Everett, Wa

The top 4 qualifying teams have be invited to participate in the 2024 Clash of Trades National Championship where they will showcase their skills in Charlotte North Carolina at the Stewart Haas Racing facility. Who will emerge victorious and claim the grand prize? Only time will tell as these talented teams give their all-in pursuit of glory. Get ready for an exhilarating showdown at the Clash of Trades National Championship!

Thank you to all who participated and good luck to the final four!

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