Tractor Supply, Carhartt continue to unite for SkillsUSA
Golden Hammer, Golden Heart
Tractor Supply was among the companies recognized for its “Golden Heart” at the recent Golden Hammer Products & Purpose Awards event. The Tractor Supply Foundation’s commitment to communities is reflected in its sponsorship of 4-H Tech Changemakers with donations of $500K since 2021.
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SkillsUSA partners with middle school, high school and post-secondary students, as well as teachers and industry professionals, to train the future of America’s skilled workforce. The program’s framework provides students with workplace and technical skills grounded in academics and creates opportunities for them to make industry connections. The organization’s curriculum covers 130 job categories, creating a pipeline of talented entry-level workers.
“We are honored to partner with Tractor Supply to continue our legacy of supporting the hardworking people of America’s workforce,” said Keith Reynolds, vice president of sales for Carhartt. “We have been proud supporters of SkillsUSA for more than 20 years, and we look forward to seeing the ongoing impact this donation will make in supporting the skilled trades.”
The U.S. is facing a rapidly growing shortage of qualified workers in the skilled trades, which include the construction, manufacturing, transportation, service, and healthcare sectors.
Recent studies have predicted that millions of jobs in these industries will go unfilled in the coming years, contributing to a substantial loss of revenue for U.S.-based companies and considerable impact for consumers.