For the second straight year, ASA is proud to have co-sponsored the plumbing competition at SkillsUSA in Louisville, Ky. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industries working together to ensure our country has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps students to exceed and provides educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education throughout our nation’s classrooms. According to Mike Adelizzi, ASA’s executive vice president, “When we consider ASA’s investment in workforce development initiatives, partnering with the PHCC National Association as well as variety of vendors to support this national competition, we are helping to insure that our industry will have trained craft workers available in the future to install our industry’s products.” ASA’s workforce development initiative starts at the top of the supply chain and works itself all the way down to the workers that use member products every day. These contractors are crucial to a strong and profitable in industry.