Metabo HPT (formerly Hitachi Power Tools) has officially joined Generation T (“Gen T”), a national movement launched by Lowe’s Home Improvement to address the widening skilled trades gap. Together, Gen T seeks to drive enrollment in skilled trade training and build a pipeline of skilled trade workers to offset the anticipated gap of 3 million jobs by 2028.
One key component of the movement is a first-of-its-kind national skilled jobs marketplace, available on the Gen T website, that connects people to prospective apprentices. “Metabo HPT is proud to be a part of this movement, and we are excited about how we can support strengthening our key trade customers,” says Joe Leffler, senior vice president of sales & marketing at Metabo HPT. “Helping drive awareness in support of our future trades men and women throughout the country is vital.”
Metabo HPT joins more than 60 Gen T organizations across the country who are facilitating the education and training needed to populate the skilled trades industry, close the job skills gap and shape a new perception of the skilled trades.
For more information about Generation T, visit WeAreGenerationT.com.