The Home Depot continues to stand strong for America.

The company announced that it will spend $50 million dollars through the Home Depot Foundation to train Veterans, at-risk youth and high school students to learn a trade in the construction industry. The Home Depot Foundation,was founded by Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank,  with the help of Ken Langone.

As reported in Fox,

“We want to bring shop class back, from coast-to-coast,” Shannon Gerber, executive director of The Home Depot Foundation, said in a statement. “We’re thrilled to train 20,000 next-generation plumbers, electricians, carpenters and beyond. It’s a true honor to welcome our first classes of separating soldiers as they transition to civilian life and into successful careers in the trades.”

Together with President Trump, Home Depot is building America. The unemployment rate for Veterans is now the lowest that it’s been in 27 years. This initiative will make an even greater dent.

They might want to revive their old motto. “You can do it. We can help.”

What are your thoughts on Home Depot’s generosity? What are your thoughts on learning a trade vs a college education? Comment below-not just on facebook.

Source

Fox Business News

Random House “Built from Scratch” book about Home Depot founders

Links

Home Depot website

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