Schneider Electric Partners with SkillPointe Foundation to Fund Boston-Area Scholarships for Skills-Based Careers

March 21, 2023

Schneider Electric, together with SkillPointe Foundation, have established a new scholarship program that will fund training in the Boston area for skills related to the rapidly-expanding building automation field with aim to develop America’s skilled workforce and provide new opportunities for aspiring individuals of all backgrounds.

The Schneider Electric SkillPointe Scholarship supports vocational training that empowers Americans to build better lives while providing broader industry with needed talent.

The new Boston-area scholarship expands upon the existing scholarship program Schneider Electric has established in its New York and New Jersey market.

A total of twelve $2,000 grants will be awarded by the Atlanta-based SkillPointe Foundation during Spring 2023. Scholarships are available to individuals of all backgrounds in the Greater Boston Area who are pursuing vocational training for jobs such as, field service technician, HVAC technician, cable/fiber technician, electronics and electrical technician, IT support specialist, and software development.

Nicolette Fondl, General Manager at Schneider Electric noted “Schneider Electric is proud to be able to promote excitement and accessibility into our industry and to be able to provide assistance to those that may not have access to secondary education without it. We seek to support in all ways the communities we serve with an aim to establish a sustainable workforce to support the growing demand of buildings and our customers.”

“Schneider Electric’s Digital Building practice is transforming the places Americans live and work, but continued success depends on skilled talent pipelines,” said Alvin Townley, founding executive director of the SkillPointe Foundation. “We’re proud to expand this partnership to Boston and continue to help a global leader like Schneider Electric innovate and build a larger and more inclusive skilled workforce. Together, we’re also helping workers in the Boston area obtain new skills and realize better futures.”


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