Ferguson has awarded a pair of $5,000 scholarships to Madelyn Conway and Lindsey Stasi through the Mechanical Contractors Association of America's Women in the Mechanical Industry Initiative. Madelyn is majoring in Mechanical and Electrical Construction Management at Purdue University, while Lindsey is pursuing a degree in Construction Management at Wentworth Institute of Technology, located in Boston.
"We are honored to support Lindsey and Madelyn as they progress toward their careers in the skilled trades," explained Todd Young, vice president of commercial at Ferguson. "Women make up less than 10 percent of the entire construction workforce; the career opportunities are endless. We hope that by partnering with WiMI we can encourage more young women to not only consider working in the industry, but help provide resources for their continued development as well."
The scholarships are part of the Ferguson Cares mission to rebuild the pipeline of skilled trades professionals in the United States. Ferguson is actively pursuing solutions and working with various community and business partners to address the widening skills gap. The company partners nationally with SkillsUSA and the mikeroweWORKS Foundation, along with numerous industry organizations, community colleges and career and technical education programs at the high school level.