- Arrival begins at 5:00 PM
SkillsUSA Tennessee's Opening Kickoff starts the excitement-driven State Leadership and Skills Conference. Bringing together the best Champions in Tennessee, Opening Kickoff begins at 5:30 PM at the Tennessee Aquarium.
KEYNOTE PRESENTER | KAYLEEN MCCABE
Kayleen McCabe's passion for the trades was put to the test on Rescue Renovation, the DIY Network series she hosted for five seasons. Today, this licensed contractor, sought-after speaker, and the 2009 winner of DIY's Stud Finder competition funnels her know-how and innovative spirit toward a more pressing need than outdated wall paneling: Vocational advocacy and awareness.
Her non-profit, The McCabe Foundation, tightens America's skills gap by encouraging young men and women alike to consider careers in our nation's most undervalued, unfilled, sector: The trades. A familiar face at industry events and in schools across the nation, Kayleen partners exclusively with respected partners including SkillsUSA.
When she's not knocking down stereotypes or walls, Kayleen caters to a wide array of clients on custom projects ranging from pergolas and decks to furniture and custom storage.
Learn more about Kayleen