Saf-gard Joins Movement To Rebuild The Skilled Trade Workforce

Lowe's Launches Generation T to Convene Job Seekers and Companies to Close the Skilled Trades Gap
By: SR Max
Generation T
Generation T
GREENSBORO, N.C. - April 25, 2019 - PRLog -- Saf-Gard announced today they are joining Generation T ("Gen T"), a national movement launched by Lowe's Home Improvement to address the widening skilled trades gap. Together, Gen T seeks to drive enrollment in skilled trade training and build a pipeline of skilled trade workers to offset the anticipated gap of 3 million jobs by 2028.

One key component of the movement is a first-of-its-kind national skilled jobs marketplace, available on the Gen T website, that connects people to prospective apprentices. "Our communities need professional tradesmen and women more than ever. Through Generation T, we hope to engage and encourage students to pursue a career and path to help us all BUILD our future. We look forward to seeing where the path leads!" Patrick Kubis, President of Saf-Gard, shared.

Saf-Gard joins more than 60 Gen T organizations across the country who are facilitating the education and training needed to populate the skilled trades industry, close the job skills gap and shape a new perception of the skilled trades.

"The success of Generation T begins with collaboration among our many partners who are using their voices to bring the professional trades back: back to education, back to the American economy and back to a place of admiration and respect in our society," said Jennifer Weber, executive vice president of human resources at Lowe's. "We believe the professional trades are an essential part of America's future, and we're committed to opening the path to those who relish the challenge of creating something out of raw materials and take pride and satisfaction in mastering the skills required to do it."

Saf-Gard's contribution to Generation T includes the Sole Education Grant program, which awards three lucky trade school students with $1000 each when they complete ten educational activities. While the students use their knowledge to answer a weekly prompt, thousands will be reading along - and hopefully be inspired to pursue a career in the trades as well.

The goal of this program is to have students explain and apply their growing knowledge of a particular trade industry, making them the experts on their given industry for the Saf-Gard blog.

For more information about Generation T, please visit or follow the conversation on social with #GenerationT.


About Generation T

Generation T is a movement of organizations, launched by Lowe's, committed to rebuilding and changing public perceptions of the skilled trades in America. Generation T seeks to drive enrollment in skilled trades education and build a pipeline of skilled trade workers to offset the anticipated gap of 3 million jobs by 2028 through a first-of-its-kind national marketplace for connecting people to prospective apprentices and jobs. For more information on Generation T, visit

About Saf-Gard
Saf-Gard Safety Shoe Company provides high-quality safety footwear and products to both B2B and B2C customers. Saf-Gard offers corporate programs that can be tailored to any company, large or small. Saf-Gard offers a multi-channel approach to service with websites, shoemobiles (a store on wheels), and retail locations. Saf-Gard proudly carries safety and slip resistant shoes from top brands including Wolverine, HyTest, Timberland PRO, Keen, SR Max (its personal brand) and more!


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