With the money he saved from his construction work, transitional funds from Job Corps and help from the Lowe’s Building Careers Scholarship Fund, Mitchell was able to purchase a car and insurance last month to get him to his new job and an apprenticeship with Klover Contracting Inc., in Quakertown, PA.
“Lowe’s financial commitment illustrates the significance of the Job Corps program to our industry and reinforces our dedication to help our nation’s most at-risk students become successful members of the construction workforce,” HBI Chairman James Sattler said of the new scholarship initiative.
“Through this partnership, Lowe’s is making an investment in the building industry’s future while making a difference in a young person’s life,” added Mike Horn, Lowe’s vice president for commercial sales.
HBI is celebrating 30 years as a training contractor for the Department of Labor’s Job Corps program, which places more than 2,000 graduates in industry jobs annually. Job Corps is the nation’s oldest and largest residential education and job training program for at-risk youth, providing young people with hands-on training, basic academics and employability skills.
For more information on Job Corps and HBI’s other training programs, e-mail Maria McIntyre or call her at 202-371-0600 x8912.