Home Depot Launches ‘Path To Pro’ Program

The Home Depot Foundation's $50 million trades training commitment announced in 2018 with an education and job placement program called ‘Path to Pro’ will be expanded. The program aims to address the skilled labour gap in the U.S. by educating more people in the skilled trades, connecting skilled tradespeople with jobs and careers, and generating interest in trade professions through educational campaigns. The Home Depot is investing in training from entry-level to advanced certifications. The company recently sponsored its first week-long boot camp to teach essential industry skills like jobsite safety, tool usage, material handling, and communication and professional skills. The boot camp is piloting in the Atlanta, GA, area and is planned to expand into additional markets next year. Graduates earn a Home Depot certificate that recognizes construction skills and professional fundamentals.