Home Depot is taking the initiative to solve the labor shortfall, particularly skilled personnel. The investment is approximately $5 million, and the training program will include more than 250 schools.
The initiative is the result of a collaboration with other important organizations such as Home Builders and Construction Ready. The project’s focal groups will include groups with career hurdles, such as high school students and residents of deprived areas.
For the past four years, Home Depot has made a long-term commitment to combating unemployment. The target investment amount is $50 million. Already, 15,000 experts have entered the market as a result of the initiative. With the coming of the pandemic, attitudes like this are vital for companies and the community as a whole.
In 2021, more than 30 schools participated in Home Depot’s Path to Pro, with over 40% of students hailing from economically disadvantaged communities. Students nearing graduation will be able to learn about and enter the civil engineering employment market this year.
Investments will also reach the University of Sacramento in California. Hundreds of employees will train to match the demands of the city’s real estate sector. People of all genders, colors, and backgrounds are welcome to participate in the initiative.
Construction Ready, a non-profit organization, will assist by offering trade training programs for K-12 students and underserved areas in Atlanta and around Georgia via classroom courses and hands-on training.
According to construction industry officials, the sector has more than 330,000 unfilled positions that must be filled as soon as possible. A lack of construction workers has contributed to a lack of available homes, pushing property prices to historic highs.
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