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AACC Trades in Focus: Grainger Skilled Labor Roundtable Discussion

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Published on May 8, 2012

February 28, 2012, hosted by Jim Ryan, Chairman, President and CEO of W.W. Grainger, Inc. at the 2012 Grainger Customer Show in Orlando, Florida.

Grainger is committed to addressing the skilled labor shortage impacting the industrial trades. Recently, Grainger hosted a technical education roundtable with customers, suppliers, and recipients of the Grainger Tools for Tomorrow® scholarship program to discuss the issue. Grainger has been a partner of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) since 2006 and is also the sponsor of Trades in Focus, an awareness campaign aimed to promote awareness about the importance and opportunities in the industrial-trade professions and highlight the training and skills community colleges offer.

Roundtable participants included Grainger Tools for Tomorrow® scholarship recipients: Dane Burkett, Queensborough Community College, Queensborough, NY; Jennifer Cleveland Red Rocks Community College, Lakewood, CO; Grady Knight, Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL; Edward Zugel, Joliet Junior College, Joliet, IL. Grainger supplier paticipants: Nick Valore, Cotterman Company; Kelly Wolff, Georgia Pacific; Kevin Gahagan, Broan-NuTone LLC and Dave Kallstrom, Greenheck and Grainger customers: Dan Grant, Prime Advantage; Rob Akers, National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA); Lenny Jachimowicz, Marriott.

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