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
One key component of the movement is a first-of-its-
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 WeAreGenerationT.com 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-
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