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Director of Trade Skills at Lowe’s
Strategist. Innovator. Foresight. Storyteller. Michael Mitchell, the director of trade skills, is developing and launching a national workforce development strategy that tackles a fast-rising social and economic problem: the skilled trades gap. Called Track to the Trades, the program provides thousands of Lowe’s employees the tuition, curriculum, coaching and placing opportunities to pursue external full-time careers as carpenters, electricians, plumbers, HVAC and appliance repair technicians.
The first-of-its kind program will also ladder into a larger national collective of industry leaders that Michael is also spearheading. A graduate of Northwestern University, Michael has been a journalist, trends and insights professional, strategist and talent management lead.