The Home Depot Foundation is proud to support the next generation of skilled tradespeople and spread awareness to individuals in search of their passion. With more than 400,000 roles available, there’s a wealth of opportunity throughout the trades industries. The Foundation’s Path to Pro program offers free education, hands-on training and certifications for youth, separating military service members and underserved communities.
The Foundation’s trades-focused partnerships have:
PEOPLE TO THE
PARTICIPANTS IN ITS FIRST FEW YEARS.
Each year, in partnership with Home Builders Institute (HBI), the Path to Pro military program provides nearly 1,200 exiting service members with industry recognized pre-apprenticeship certification (PACT) through 10 U.S. military bases.
HIGH SCHOOL & YOUTH PROGRAM
The Path to Pro high school and youth program offers pre-apprenticeship certification (PACT) curriculum and hands-on experience to 11th and 12th grade students in more than 110 schools across more than 32 states in partnership with HBI, provides kindergarten through 12th grade trades training curriculum in more than 160 schools in Georgia with Construction Ready, and engages youth through pilot programming with 100 Black Men of America and Girl Scouts of the USA.
Through the Path to Pro scholarship program, The Home Depot Foundation and SkillPointe Foundation have awarded more than 125 scholarships to students pursuing a trade college or postsecondary program, nationwide.
The Path to Pro academy program offers training and certification for diverse adult populations, and academies in Denver and Orlando have successfully trained more than 600 students.