Ferguson, a leading provider of plumbing supplies in Winston-Salem, is giving back to the community with a donation of more than $2500 worth of equipment for the Economic and Workforce Development trades courses at the Forsyth Tech Stokes County Center.
“Ferguson Winston Salem, as well as other Fergusons around the country are taking a stronger initiative to support the plumbing trade for the younger generation, said Matt Everhart, branch manager at Ferguson. “I want to get more involved with promoting the importance of our trade to help it become more appealing. The veteran plumbers are slowly fading, and we need the younger generation to step up and fill these shoes. With technology changing, it is imperative that we teach upcoming plumbers the new and improved ways of the plumbing trade.”
This equipment will provide essential tools to benefit Forsyth Tech Stokes County Center students learning construction and carpentry.
“We are grateful to Ferguson for their generous donations of supplies for the Stokes Center,” said President of Forsyth Tech Gary Green. “Our corporate partnerships provide support for Forsyth Tech in numerous ways, whether through donations to our Foundation, equipment for our programs or internships for our students, companies are helping us develop the future workforce in the community.”