Paulo Sitolini Joins TRADART Foundation’s Board of Directors

Santa Barbara, Calif. – Paulo Sitolini, Chief Operating Officer of Hayward Lumber, will join the Board of Directors for TRADART Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of craftsmanship training for Santa Barbara junior high and high school students.

Paulo is a leader in the local construction and tradespeople community and has been key to the growing support of TRADART’s programs for years.

“The Tools for Schools program has benefitted from a longstanding relationship with supplies and material from Hayward Lumber and Buena Tool,” says TRADART Foundation Founder Leslie Meadowcroft-Schipper.

As COO of Hayward Lumber, Paulo has put time and effort into spreading awareness to young and curious minds of the lucrative opportunities within the construction industry. In an interview earlier this year, Paulo spoke on what it means to be in the construction and trades industry, and how embracing craftsmanship skills can lead to a prosperous, lifelong career. “A career in the construction industry will be very fulfilling and rewarding if you are willing to work hard and embrace it,” says Sitolini. “I am amazed by how many of my co-workers from long ago are still in the industry. Many of us started as part-time workers and made a very successful career out of it with just some hard work and dedication.”

“Thank you again for inviting and accepting me into TRADART,” says Sitolini. “I am very honored to be able to help this amazing organization.”

TRADART Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization devoted to the advancement of craftsmanship training with an emphasis on industry standards. TRADART Foundation believes that education should reflect the nobility and equality of both academic and vocational training studies.

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