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|Grainger Survey of Tools for Tomorrow Scholarship Recipients Reveals Optimism about Skilled and Certified Workforce Careers|
Grainger surveyed 218 recipients of its Tools for Tomorrow scholarship and found 80 percent have an optimistic view on the long-term potential for their career choices, with their main motivations for entering their fields being a desire to work with their hands (70 percent), career growth potential (53 percent) and financial stability (50 percent).
However, of those surveyed, more than 40 percent said they decided to enter the skilled trades, supply chain management or public safety workforce as part of a career change, while only 28 percent said they did so as their career path immediately following high school graduation.
"Grainger offers its Tools for Tomorrow scholarship because we understand the importance of having enough trained people to meet the employment demands in the key industries supported by this program," said
In fact, the survey found that after graduating with an associate's degree or certificate in the skilled trades, supply chain management and public safety from a community college, nearly 90 percent of those surveyed secured jobs in their fields within six months and 76 percent of those surveyed were confident their career choice will provide long-term financial stability.
"Through this survey, we learned there is a great opportunity to help high school students in our communities find a successful, fulfilling career that's right for them, and we're proud to play a role in helping provide guidance, funding and tools to make that happen," said Goudey.
About the Tools for Tomorrow Scholarship Program
Since 2006, Grainger has donated more than
To learn more about the Tools for Tomorrow scholarship program and see a list of participating colleges, visit www.graingerskilledtrades.com.
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