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Supporting the
future of the trade

We help high schools and community colleges create programs in the appliance repair trade.

SkillsUSA Residential & Commercial Appliance Technology

Welcome to the official website for SkillsUSA Residential & Commercial Appliance Technology Program.

The Residential & Commercial Appliance Technology Technical Committee consists of business members, advisors, and industry representatives.

The goal of this committee is to prepare new appliance repair technicians and assist them in entering the workforce. This site is designed to provide you with information on contests, training, and development in the Major Appliance and Refrigeration Technology Field.

Attention all employers of appliance Technicians: Help Save RCAT!

Help Save RCAT at SkillsUSA!

Do you believe technical education plays a role in your Technician hiring choices? Do you want to support appliance technical education? Do you know what SkillsUSA is?

Do you know SkillsUSA has a dedicated training program called Residential & Commercial Appliance Technology (RCAT)? is the world’s largest non-profit educational organization, supporting 100+ skilled trades, RCAT being one of them. SkillsUSA supports & promotes professionalism & highly trained skills in programs by having national technical committees comprised of industry professionals just like you. SkillsUSA also facilitates competitions at the regional, state & national levels, just like the Olympics. RCAT participates in these SkillsUSA olympian contests.

Why RCAT Matters

Career Readiness: Prepares students with essential technical and workplace skills.

Bridging the Skills Gap: Ensures a steady pipeline of skilled technicians for the growing appliance industry.

We need your help to save the Residential Commercial Appliance Technology (RCAT) Program at SkillsUSA from being removed from the national competition contest. This crucial program provides students with the hands-on skills and knowledge for high-demand careers in appliance technology and repair. Whether you’re an appliance service company, dealer, parts distributor, manufacturer or 3rd party administrator, your support is essential.

We are asking for your support in a very simple way, sign a petition showing your support of technical education, specifically the RCAT program. We’re not asking for donations of money, just a moment of your time. Please visit this URL & sign the petition.

become an RCAT school

Start a Residential & Commercial Appliance Technology program at your school, and find out how we can support you.
Become a School

Make a Donation to RCAT

We rely on donations to run our program. Help us support the future of appliance trades by making a donation.
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browse scholarships

Browse available scholarship opportunities for attending the annual SkillsUSA Conference.
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RCAT Contest Info

SkillsUSA RCAT holds a national competition for the skilled trades each year.
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what is skillsUSA?

The SkillsUSA Residential & Commercial Appliance Technology Technical Committee is dedicated to growing support for education in the appliance repair trade.

Our members include representatives from appliance manufacturers, appliance repair business owners, appliance repair trainers, and industry experts.

Our goal is to support schools with assistance in developing curriculum for appliance repair students.

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we need your help

Learn how you can get involved.

The SkillsUSA RCAT Technical Committee works with schools & technical colleges to develop appliance repair programs.

Subscribe to our newsletter for more information about our current programs. We’ll also send you alerts when there are opportunities to get involved.

building tomorrow's leaders & skilled workforce

Mission Statement

SkillsUSA’s mission is to empower its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens.

SkillsUSA improves the quality of America’s skilled workforce through a structured program of citizenship, leadership, employability, technical and professional skills training.


We need your help to protect the RCAT program from termination in SkillsUSA.

We urge you to sign this petition to protect the RCAT Program and secure the future of our skilled workforce.

We appreciate your support.