DEERFIELD, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 14, 2018--
Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc., an industry-leading home and
security products company, today announced it has partnered with City
Colleges of Chicago to create a new Skilled Trades Scholarship. The
first group of 14 recipients are pursuing degrees or certificates across
Construction Management and Carpentry, Plumbing and HVAC.
The scholarship aims to create a pipeline of skilled tradesmen and women
to help address labor shortages in the housing and construction markets,
which are critical to Fortune Brands’ business. The scholarship provides
full tuition for students pursuing an Associate’s Degree or certificate
in the school’s construction-related programs.
“As labor constraints continue in the construction market, we hope to
positively impact students in raising awareness about the skilled trades
field and the meaningful work opportunities it can provide people and
their families,” said Brian Lantz, SVP communications and corporate
administration, Fortune Brands.
“City Colleges is excited to have Fortune Brands as a scholarship
partner to support our students as they pursue credentials and
ultimately careers in the Skilled Trades space,” said Kathy Summers,
executive director of scholarship services, City Colleges of Chicago
City Colleges of Chicago is the largest community college system in
Illinois and one of the largest in the nation, with more than 4,000
faculty and staff serving more than 80,000 students annually at seven
colleges and five satellite sites.
Fortune Brands has partnered with City Colleges through the Company’s
Fortunate Giving program. The Company supports the communities in which
its associates live and work, primarily in the fields of housing,
education and the environment, and with special attention to the
interests and passions of the Company's associates. For more details
about Fortune Brands' corporate responsibility and sustainability
efforts, visit www.fbhs.com/corporate-responsibility.
About Fortune Brands
Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE: FBHS), headquartered in
Deerfield, Ill., creates products and services that fulfill the dreams
of homeowners and help people feel more secure. The Company's operating
segments are Plumbing, Cabinets, and Doors & Security. Its trusted
brands include Moen, Perrin & Rowe, Riobel, Rohl, Shaws and Victoria +
Albert under the Global Plumbing Group (GPG); more than a dozen core
brands under MasterBrand Cabinets; Therma-Tru entry door systems,
Fiberon outdoor performance materials, and Master Lock and SentrySafe
security products in the Doors & Security segment. Fortune Brands holds
market leadership positions in all of its segments. Fortune Brands is
part of the S&P 500 Index. For more information, please visit www.FBHS.com.
About City Colleges of Chicago
City Colleges of Chicago prepares more than 80,000 students annually
with a quality, affordable education leading to transfer, careers, and a
path to upward mobility. City Colleges encompasses seven colleges:
Richard J. Daley College, Kennedy-King College, Malcolm X College,
Olive-Harvey College, Harry S Truman College, Wilbur Wright College and
Harold Washington College, five satellite sites: Dawson Technical
Institute, South Chicago Learning Center, Arturo Velasquez Institute,
Wright-Humboldt Park, and the Westside Learning Center, along with the
Washburne Culinary & Hospitality Institute.
For more information about City Colleges of Chicago, or for registration
information, call (773) COLLEGE, visit www.ccc.edu,
or find us on Facebook (City Colleges of Chicago), Twitter
(@ChiCityColleges), or Instagram (citycollegeschicago).
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Source: Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc.
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