There is a ever-growing shortage of skilled trade workers across North America. The American Welding Society indicates there is a shortage of more than 450,000 skilled welding professionals, and a study commissioned by Metal Supermarkets indicates that young people are simply not aware of possible skilled trades careers, with over 62% of respondents indicating they did not learn about trade school opportunities in high school.
These careers are vital to a wide variety of industries, as well as to maintain and develop critical infrastructure. And during the COVID-19 pandemic, they have proven to be stable, essential jobs, with demand growing upwards of 100% for certain trade careers. In an effort to lessen this current skilled trade worker shortage and raise awareness of the skilled trade careers, Metal Supermarkets is committed to providing students with financial support to continue their education, grow their knowledge in their chosen field and ultimately enter the work force as a skilled tradesperson.
Deadline to Apply:
June 30th, 2022
Students accepted to and attending a post-secondary trade school program with a semester beginning in 2022.
Open to citizens, permanent residents and resident aliens legally residing in the USA or Canada with a High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
Scholarship funds are payable to the winner’s certified trade school in the United States or Canada.
Winner must enroll or already be enrolled in the upcoming semester.
Employees of Metal Supermarkets Franchising Family of Companies, its franchisees, franchisee staff or their family members may not enter.