Schneider Electric Partners with SkillPointe Foundation to Fund Scholarships for Skills-Based Careers
Selected scholarship recipients will be invited to Schneider Electric regional branches for mentorship opportunities and networking sessions
Schneider Electric, the global leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has partnered with SkillPointe Foundation to develop America’s skilled workforce and provide new opportunities for aspiring individuals of all backgrounds in the building automation, security, IT, electrical, HVAC, construction maintenance or building-related fields. By establishing a new scholarship program that will fund skills training in New York and New Jersey, Schneider Electric and SkillPointe Foundation aim to inspire individuals to reach their full potential across the industry. The Schneider Electric SkillPointe Scholarship supports vocational training that empowers participants to build better lives while providing the broader industry with needed talent.
“This partnership marks a pivotal moment in our continued efforts to develop an inclusive and skilled trade workforce while giving back to our industry”
“This partnership marks a pivotal moment in our continued efforts to develop an inclusive and skilled trade workforce while giving back to our industry,” reflects James Mylett, Senior Vice President, U.S. Digital Buildings at Schneider Electric. “We’re incredibly proud of our role in providing the mentorship and networking opportunities needed to help aspiring workers realize their full career potential, whether they end up on our team at Schneider Electric or with another exciting career opportunity.”
A total of ten $2,500 grants will be awarded by the Atlanta-based SkillPointe Foundation during Fall 2022, with another ten awarded in early 2023. Scholarships are available to individuals of all backgrounds in the New York Metropolitan and New Jersey areas who are pursuing vocational training for building automation, security, IT, electrical, HVAC, construction maintenance or building-related jobs such as cable/fiber technicians, electronics and electrical technicians, field service technicians, HVAC technicians, IT support specialists, construction maintenance and software developers.
“Schneider Electric is helping to transform the places Americans live and work, but continued success depends on skilled talent pipelines,” said Alvin Townley, founding executive director of the SkillPointe Foundation. “We’re honored to launch this new partnership and help a global leader like Schneider Electric innovate and build a larger and more inclusive skilled workforce. Together, we’re also helping workers in New York and New Jersey obtain new skills and realize better futures.”
The program is being piloted in the New York and New Jersey area, and any selected scholarship recipients will be invited to the local Schneider Electric branch in Lyndhurst, New Jersey, led by Bobbi Jo Provost, for networking and mentorship sessions. Applications for Round 1 consideration are due September 30, 2022.
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