The Grainger Foundation is donating $100,000 to the state of Michigan's No Worker Left Behind (NWLB) program and Michigan Technical Education Centers (M-TEC) facilities near Grainger.
The donation is being made based on the recommendation of managers of the local Grainger branches near the education centers.
The gift will support training and education for NWLB students as they pursue careers in high-demand and emerging-trade occupations, such as alternative energy maintenance and development, as well as more traditional fields like heating, ventilation and air conditioning.
The NWLB initiative is Michigan Governor Granholm's plan to train 100,000 citizens in three years for jobs in high-demand occupations, emerging industries and entrepreneurial endeavors. NWLB provides up to two years of free tuition at any Michigan community college, university or other approved training program for qualifying participants.