To help address the skilled trades labor shortage in our country and bridge the opportunity gap for women in the trades industry, The Home Depot Foundation and Girl Scouts of the USA are partnering to introduce girls to construction activities and career opportunities. Together, we are piloting a program that will inspire and prepare girls in grades 8-12 to pursue careers in the skilled trades by providing them with hands-on experience and educational and professional guidance.
The Home Depot Foundation works to improve the homes and lives of U.S. veterans, train skilled tradespeople to fill the labor gap and support communities impacted by natural disasters. Since 2011, the Foundation has invested more than $375 million in veteran causes and improved more than 50,000 veteran homes and facilities. The Foundation has pledged to invest half of a billion dollars in veteran causes by 2025 and $50 million in training the next generation of skilled tradespeople through the Path to Pro program.