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Graybar Donates $100K to Junior Skilled Trades Program

To invest in the next generation, Graybar sponsored a new program in the Midwest designed to educate students about skilled trades. 
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In a move to invest in the next generation of tradespeople, electrical, industrial, communications and data networking products distributor Graybar has become a sponsor of a new program designed to educate students about careers in the skilled trades.

With a $100,000 donation to Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis, Graybar sponsored JA Trades, a 9,000 square-foot traveling exhibit for middle and high school students across Missouri, Illinois and Indiana.

The program will feature hands-on experiences along with augmented and virtual reality where students can discover how the skilled trades might align with their career interests.

“As a distributor that serves the construction industry, Graybar recognizes the challenges our customers face in finding skilled workers,” said Kathleen Mazzarella, Chairman, President and CEO of Graybar. “Sponsoring JA Trades is one way we can help. We are excited to be part of this innovative new program that encourages students to explore career opportunities in the trades.”

In addition to supporting educational programs through industry trade organizations, the company offers its own scholarship program for students entering the construction trades. Each year, the Graybar Construction Trades Scholarship provides eligible students with financial support for a community college, apprenticeship program or a technical/trade/vocational school program focused on the construction trades. Students can apply for the Graybar Construction Trades Scholarship until April 15.

Graybar was No. 3 on MDM’s 2023 Top Electrical Distributors List.

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