Lowe’s Cos. pushes trades jobs for young people

MOORESVILLE, N.C. ― A new Lowe’s initiative is encouraging young people to consider potentially lucrative careers in the skilled trades. Generation T, or Gen T for short, aims to fill three million jobs in the trades that could open up by 2028. Mike Mitchell, director of trade skills at Lowe’s Cos., has spoken to high school students about the high earning potential in the trades during “trade immersion” sessions. “You saw this wonderment in their faces,” he said of the experience. The program is active on social media, with videos and infographics and a website including a list of trades and average salaries.