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Track to the Trades

Learn the skills that keep our communities running. Join Track to the Trades and forge your path to a successful trade career.


skilled trade workers needed in 2024


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educational benefit since 2022


trade programs currently offered
Track to the Trades

Track to the Trades

We developed Track to the Trades as a benefit offered to all associates. This program provides tuition-free education courses and upfront tuition funding for trade skill certifications. Courses are designed by IACET-accredited experts to build an industry-recognized skillset for participants.

This program also includes a pathway to certifications and licenses with OSHA-10, NATE RTW, and EPA-608. We also give you access to our nationwide contractor network so you can reach out to established pros to find opportunities. 
Lowe's Foundation: How skilled trades programs prepare students for their careers

What our associates are saying

Eden J., Manager Skilled Trades Program
I look to inspire and grow the next generation of Skilled Trades experts, providing associates a path for career growth and trades professionals a network of new talent. My role inspires me daily to help people continue to grow and develop at any age of life, in an area they may not have ever been given the opportunity to explore.
Eden J.
Manager Skilled Trades Program
Charles W. – Merchandising Service Associate
In the beginning my curiosity in the Track to the Trades program was strictly personal. I figured I could learn something useful in the aspect DIY but I have learned so much more. After 25 years with Lowe’s, my confidence in serving the customer in various areas of the store with just product knowledge has greatly improved.
Charles W.
Merchandising Service Associate
Benjamin C., Merchandising Service Associate
The Trades Program provided me with a great opportunity to advance myself professionally as an associate but also as a person. It opened doors for a bright and promising future that I would never have had the chance to do and make a better life for my family.
Benjamin C.
Merchandising Service Associate
Jacob D., Fulfillment Associate
I am always interested in continuing personal development, and consider myself a lifetime learner, so this program was a great opportunity to supplement some of the knowledge I have acquired in my year with Lowe’s. I plan to use this experience to further my career.
Jacob D.
Fulfillment Associate
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Building trade careers from the ground up

We’re here to help address the skilled labor crisis in our communities. By expanding access to trades education, advocating for the benefits of skilled trades, and connecting you with pro employers, we can build the next generation of skilled trade professionals.  

Choose your path


Multi-Family Housing

Residential Construction




Utility Maintenance

"We are bringing our network, our expertise, and our resources to address this critical need and help ensure that the next generation of builders has the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the demands of our modern world."

Janice Dupré, EVP, Human Resources

Diversity belongs in trades

Our career development programs focus on creating new opportunities for people from all walks of life, no matter your background or identity. Through Track to the Trades and Gable Grants, we’re expanding access to trade career pathways for women, people of color, and through second chance and diversion programs.
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Supporting our Pro employers

As a professional, you understand it takes a skilled and dedicated workforce to get the job done right. Through Track to the Trades, we help turn hard workers into knowledgeable and qualified candidates ready to take your business to the next level.


Whether you need carpenters, electricians, plumbers, or any other skilled tradesperson, our Track to the Trades graduates are ready to join the workforce.


To get involved and see how our program can benefit your business, contact us today at TracktotheTrades@lowes.com.

Male skilled trades student testing an electrical outlet

Track to the Trades is a pre-apprentice development program. The program's intent is to start associates on a path to working in the trades. This is not a job placement program, and you are not guaranteed a job after completing the program. The training provided can make you more marketable and help you prepare for certifications in your desired field.