Nov 14, 2018

Fortune Brands Establishes New Multi-Year Skilled Trades Scholarship at City Colleges of Chicago; 14 Scholarships Awarded

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 Foundation.

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

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

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, or find us on Facebook (City Colleges of Chicago), Twitter (@ChiCityColleges), or Instagram (citycollegeschicago).

Source: Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc.

Kaveh Bakhtiari