W.W. Grainger Inc. announces 'Tools for Tomorrow' scholarship recipients

W.W. Grainger Inc. recently announced its 2013 Grainger Tools for Tomorrow scholarship program recipients.

Grainger, in conjunction with the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), launched the Grainger Tools for Tomorrow® scholarship program in 2006. The program is designed to help students pursuing degrees in the industrial skilled trades who have demonstrated drive, commitment and leadership to realize their educational and career goals. For the 2012 – 2013 academic year, one-half of the Grainger Tools for Tomorrow scholarships offered are specifically targeted to veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces in recognition of their service to our country and to support their talents and propensity to pursue careers in the industrial trades.

“Grainger is committed to serving the men and women who keep our businesses and communities running,” said Jim Ryan, chairman, president and CEO. “We are honored to present this year’s scholarships to so many talented and bright students who will make a difference in our communities through a skilled trade.”

The company also launched an “Industry Innovators” Facebook contest in which Grainger Tools for Tomorrow scholarship program recipients, both past and present, will have the opportunity to qualify to attend Grainger’s annual customer event in Orlando, Fla. Students can submit short essays about their skilled trade career path and the innovative impact they have made within their community via the Grainger Tools for Tomorrow® scholarship program Facebook page for a chance to be one of five students selected to attend. For more details and full contest rules visit the Grainger Tools for Tomorrow Scholarship Program Facebook page.

To find more information about the topic of skilled labor and Grainger’s technical education programs, visit http://www.grainger.com/teched.