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Graybar Introduces New Scholarship for Construction Trades

Graybar Introduces New Scholarship for Construction Trades

ST. LOUIS — On January 6th, Graybar announced the launch of the Graybar Construction Trades Scholarship.

“Skilled workers are vital to the long-term success of the construction industry,” said Graybar Chairman, President and CEO Kathy Mazzarella. “Because of labor shortages, many of our customers are struggling to keep up with demand, which ultimately impacts the entire supply chain.”

High school students who plan to enroll in a community college or trade school upon graduation are eligible to apply for Graybar’s need-based, renewable scholarship. Students must intend to complete an associate degree, a pre-apprenticeship or an apprenticeship in the construction trades, such as electrical, HVAC, plumbing, pipefitting, or welding. The scholarship is administered by the St. Louis Community Foundation and applications will be accepted through April 15, 2020.

“Through this scholarship program, our goal is to increase awareness of careers in the construction trades,” said Mazzarella. “We also want to remove barriers for young people with financial needs so they have the opportunity to pursue these careers.”

For more information about the Graybar Construction Trades Scholarship, as well as resources to share with students, visit www.poweringtrades.com.

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