Appearing at the Franklin County Career and Technology Center’s Spring Open House on Thursday, March 19, 2020 @ 5:30 pm

Kayleen McCabe’s passion for the trades takes her from garages to global summits. A licensed contractor and industry ambassador, she’s a sought-after speaker on trade education, career choices, America’s labor shortage, and women as skilled laborers – all marked by her trademark playfulness, candor, and informed wit. The winner of DIY Network’s Stud Finder competition and longtime host of TV’s Rescue Renovation, Kayleen is committed to soliciting respect and visibility for trade vocations and workmanship. Her non-profit, The McCabe Foundation, tightens America’s skills gap by encouraging young men and women alike to consider careers in this undervalued, unfilled sector. Kayleen is a familiar face at industry events and in schools across the nation, and partners exclusively with respected partners including SkillsUSA, World Skills, and NCCER, ACTE, NARI. When she’s not knocking down stereotypes or walls, Kayleen caters to a wide array of clients on custom construction projects ranging from pergolas and decks to furniture and custom storage.