ST. CLAIRSVILLE - Students in the Construction Trades program at the Belmont Career Center were recipients of a generous donation of tools and supplies from Lowe's in St. Clairsville.
Lowe's, through its "Generation T" movement, gave each student a starter tool belt complete with tools, as well as, supplies to support COVID-19 efforts in the classroom.
In 2019, Lowe's introduced "Generation T," a digital-first movement aimed at rebuilding the skilled trades by changing people's perception. Using unique digital storytelling, compelling social media and an innovative online jobs platform to help connect prospects and businesses, Lowe's is working to change the way people see and feel about the skilled trades.
The Construction Trades program is designed for 9th grade students who would like to acquire the beginning knowledge and basic skills of the construction industry.
Students complete courses in construction technology and principles of wood construction. Students learn basic safety, construction math, hand and power tool use, blueprint reading and material handling.
Pictured, kneeling from left, are Brandon Shepherd, Union Local; Nevaeh Maag, Bridgeport; Alexa Mills, Bridgeport; Jazmyne McGarry, Bellaire; Breanna Shaw, Martins Ferry; Crystal Frazier, Union Local; Zack Greathouse, Martins Ferry; and Kathy Rodriguez, Pro Service Specialist at Lowe's.
Standing, from left, are Vince Sells, Union Local; Easton Rowen, Union Local; Nick Norris, Shadyside; Jonas Tucker, Union Local; Cameron Miller, St. Clairsville; Ethan Miller, St. Clairsville; Skyler Youngs, Bellaire; Chris Stillion, Shadyside; Brandon Bennett, Bellaire; Owen Phillips, St. Clairsville; Logan Swetz, St. Clairsville; Jonathan Stewart, Union Local; Ryan Marling, Shadyside; Greg Grigaitis, St. Clairsville; Hayden Kappler, Shadyside; Carson Lucas, Union Local; and Hunter Carpenter, Shadyside. The instructor is Margie Kunze.