Lowe’s gifts $750,000 to Seattle Colleges’ Wood Technology Center

By Claire Bryan
The Seattle Times
September 18, 2023
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: United States, US West

The Lowe’s Foundation has awarded a $750,000 grant to the Seattle Colleges for their Wood Technology Center, a division of Seattle Central College that offers training programs for students new to the trades as well as experienced carpenters. The gift will bring two new positions to the center. One will help the program attract and retain students, place them in internships and apprenticeships in the local construction industry. …The other position will be a new site manager who will help with procurement, distributing materials and acquiring tools and equipment. The gift is the largest private grant the program has ever received, and it is one of 11 community and technical colleges nationwide to benefit from the first wave of the Lowe’s Foundation Gable Grant program. Over the next five years, the foundation is giving $50 million to help prepare 50,000 people for skilled trades careers.

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