Grainger, a local distributor of facilities maintenance supplies, awarded a Grainger Tools for Tomorrow® scholarship to Fletcher Technical Community College (Fletcher) students Christopher Carlos and Isaac Stewart III during a presentation at the Houma campus.
The Grainger Tools for Tomorrow® scholarship program awards $2,000 scholarships to full-time students entering their second year of a technical education curriculum. Upon graduation the program recognizes the student’s achievement with a Westward® tool kit to help them successfully launch their careers.
"Today's Fletcher Technical Community College students will become tomorrow’s industrial skilled tradesmen, dedicated to keeping the Houma community working and growing,” said Donald Alphonso, manager of Grainger’s branch in Houma. “One of the best ways to invest in Terrebonne Parish is to contribute to the education of our future tradesmen and women.”
“Students in many of our technical programs directly address the workforce needs of our community and through the generosity of industry partners such as Grainger we can continue to provide the quality training and education our students need to be successful,” said Chancellor Travis Lavigne.
W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW), with 2009 sales of $6.2 billion, is North America’s leading broadline supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products with an expanding presence in Asia and Latin America. For more information about the company, please visit www.grainger.com/community.