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 About Trades in Focus 

Trades in Focus is a year-long collaborative initiative between the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and W.W. Grainger, Inc., a leading broad-line supplier of facilities-maintenance products. 

The initiative’s purpose is:

  • to promote awareness about the importance of industrial-trade professions
  • to highlight the corresponding training and skills that community colleges offer
  • to underscore the opportunities for good jobs that industrial skilled-trade programs provide. 

The Trades in Focus toolkit includes a series of templates that community colleges can use to develop their own promotional campaigns for targeted audiences—i.e.  policy-makers, industry partners, returning veterans, and other important stakeholders.

Grainger CEO talks tools for tomorrow, Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation Magazine, May 10, 2013

Ramon Sanchez - Grainger's Tools for Tomorrow® Scholarship Recipient

The spirit of accomplishment is alive and well in East LA with Ramon Sanchez, Grainger's latest Tools for Tomorrow® scholarship recipient.

Grainger Tools for Tomorrow® Scholarship Recipient: Mike Johnston

As a student in electrical automation and industrial maintenance at Joliet Junior College, Mike Johnston applied for and received the Grainger Tools for Tomorrow® Scholarship.






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