Grohe has announced that its GIVE (Grohe Installer Vocational Training and Education) Program is supporting plumbers with headline sponsorship of HIP’s Female Skills Competition 2023. The company says that given the shortage of skilled installers in the sanitary industry, it is more important than ever to enable and encourage young people to build the foundations for a prosperous future through education and extracurricular activities within the field. The GIVE Program is continuing its commitment to supporting initiatives and organisations encouraging promising industry talent, and is the headline sponsor of the debut Female Skills competition 2023 run by HIP, the only UK magazine dedicated to plumbing and heating students.
The competition has been created to provide a dedicated space for enthusiastic women within an industry that is often associated and primarily represented by men, allowing contestants to showcase their skills and talent amongst comparable peers. To support the winners and showcase Grohe’s appreciation to new industry talent, LIXIL’s Leader, Jonas Brennwald, will attend the final to hand out prizes and congratulate the winners.
“Our industry offers so many opportunities for young people around the globe who cannot only make a living but make a positive impact with plumbing for a sustainable future. Well trained and professional personnel are pivotal to our industry, and we’re committed to supporting and championing those starting out,” commented Jonas Brennwald, leader, Lixil EMENA.
Grohe currently supports plumbing schools across the EMENA region with the training and education of aspiring young installers via its GIVE Program. The company enhances school facilities by setting up a fully functioning installer-training space with modern equipment and training material. After graduation, Grohe also supports the students in gaining work experience or placements at Grohe partners. In the UK, a successful training facility of this kind has been running for several years with Colchester Institute, with this blueprint being used internationally to provide skilled installers on a global scale.