FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 7, 2019
MAUMEE, OHIO, May 7, 2019 – Therma-Tru Corp. joins 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 programs and build a pipeline of skilled trade workers to offset the anticipated gap of three million jobs by 2028.
“We’re excited to join Lowe’s on this initiative to encourage students and those looking for a career change to consider the skilled trades,” said Rhonda Francis, senior vice president, HR at Therma-Tru Corp. “These jobs are vitally important to our company and our industry. In addition, students who enter the trades can learn the skills they need to have a successful career without taking on large amounts of debt.”
Therma-Tru 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.”
For more information about Generation T, please visit WeAreGenerationT.com or follow the conversation on social with #GenerationT.
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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 www.WeAreGenerationT.com.
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