Six high school seniors receive scholarships from The Home Depot, SkillsUSA

By Riley SimpsonApril 12, 2021

Home Depot and SkillsUSA are partnering to give a total of $30,000 in scholarships to six high school seniors entering the skilled trades industry for National Signing Day

As the construction industry faces a continuing shortage of skilled labor, industry organizations and companies are investing in the next generation of trades workers.

On May 4, six high school seniors entering the skilled trades industry will receive scholarships totaling $30,000, courtesy of a partnership between The Home Depot Foundation and SkillsUSA.

The scholarships, focused on training the next generation of skilled tradespeople, will help cover each student’s trade school tuition, according to a news release.

The six students will be selected and announced on National Signing Day, a nationwide event for celebrating graduating high school seniors.

The Home Depot and manufacturer Klein Tools will congratulate students in the Southeast by delivering gear and pizza along with a virtual appearance from NFL quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and his father, Tony.

MORE ARTICLES FROM CONEXPO-CON/AGG 365 NEWS
New Cat 350 excavator consumes 13% less fuel
The model also has three power mode options – Smart, Power, and Eco – to match the excavator to the job for lower fuel consumption
Housing starts fall sharply in July
A fifth consecutive month of declining new housing construction comes with a warning of continued single-family slowdown, signs of multifamily growth and slowing materials inflation
VIDEO: Case Minotaur is a compact dozer with a loader’s tools
Here’s why the 18,600-pound Minotaur DL550 compact dozer loader – a new machine category shipping now to Case dealers – can replace small dozers and outwork compact track loaders