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Keynotes, Lunchtime Live, Summer Camps, DIY Videos, and more.  Kayleen takes you  all over the country educating kids on the amazing opportunities in the skilled trades.

Capital High Students learn more about careers in the trades.

HELENA — On Thursday, Capital High School hosted an assembly for their students with a guest speaker who highlighted opportunities for pursuing careers in the trades.

Kayleen McCabe is an accomplished general contractor, TV host, trade advocate, and youth career mentor. She is known for the DIY network show Rescue Renovation.

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Kayleen talks to ABC San Diego.  The Associated Builders and Contractors of San Diego provide training in Electrical, Pipefitting, Plumbing and Sheet Metal.

Kayleen talks with Milwaukee Tool, the donator of backpacks filled with tools to the attendees of Camp NAWIC

Kayleen's Favorite Workwear

Whether she is dressing up or working on a site, Kayleen LOVES her Dovetail workwear!  It's hard to
find clothes that fit on the job and off.

Portrait of a Tradesperson

Hear Kayleen McCabe tell her own story of growing construction from hobby to habit to rewarding career!

An Introduction to Fasteners

Dowels and brads and dominos, oh my! Make sure you’re using the best fastener for the job with this breakdown of common mechanical and non-mechanical options.


So many clamps, so little time—so let Kayleen break it down for you. Learn to pick the right clamp for your project or challenge, and discover some hidden features of popular favorites.

Modifying Lumber

Learn to identify the difference between sheet goods and stock goods, various cuts you can apply, and which saws get the job done right!

Drills 101

Not all drills are created equal. Uncover the small but crucial differences between drill types—and some tips and techniques for using each one.

A Very Simple Cabinet

Why buy storage when you can DIY it? Follow these wordworking basics to create — then customize — your own cabinet, bookshelf, or storage container. Learn essential cutting and fastening skills along the way.

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