Grainger, a leading distributor of facilities maintenance supplies, has donated $20,000 to the
Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC).
The donation addresses two pressing challenges facing the construction industry in New York City:
an immediate need for trained men and women to manage an increasing number of construction projects,
and a projected shortage of entry-level employees in the construction industry at a time when the pace of
construction in the city is accelerating.
A portion of Grainger's donation will be used to fund six scholarships for men and women participating in a new 120-hour Construction Project Scheduler
Training Program at BMCC.
The program trains men and women with prior employment in the construction industry for scheduling positions, which can provide the necessary experience
for them to advance to project management roles.
The balance of the donation will be used to help fund the creation of a technical skills training program to train young people for entry-level administrative positions as project cost estimators, a responsibility that leads to postions as superintendents or project managers.
Grainger has been serving businesses throughout the New York City area for
more than 70 years.