Irwin Tool, in partnership with This Old House, celebrated its 10th annual National Tradesperson Day with a live-stream video about the benefits of pursuing a career in the trades.
“Irwin is proud to partner with This Old House to reflect on the value of careers in the skilled trades and to thank the hardworking tradespeople in our society,” said Jillian Shute, vice president of automotive solutions at Stanley Black & Decker, in a statement. “From plumbers to electricians, welders, mechanics, woodworkers and more, Irwin applauds the dedication of tradespeople across the country and is committed to supporting their line of work not only on National Tradesperson Day, but all year.”
Shute appears in the video with This Old House general contractor Tom Silva and editor Chris Ermides. Discussion focuses on how viewers can inspire and support the next generation of skilled trade workers.
Shute announced in the video that Irwin is donating $25,000 to the Home Builders Institute (HBI) on behalf of Generation Next, This Old House’s philanthropic initiative which aims to educate the future generation of tradespeople and encourages the pursuit of careers in the trades. HBI is a nonprofit organization dedicated to training in trade skills for residential construction.
Irwin, a manufacturer of hand tools and power tool accessories, founded National Tradesperson Day in 2011 to recognize and thank tradespeople for their contributions to society on the third Friday of each September.
The recording of the live-stream presentation is available on Facebook, YouTube and thisoldhouse.com.
This article was originally published in the December 2021 issue.