For a better tomorrow

Plumbing training for young students

How can we counteract the shortage of skilled installers in the sanitary industry while also giving back to society and offering young people a prosperous future?

The answer is GIVE – short for GROHE Installer Vocational Training and Education – a program that collaborates with 26 institutions in the EMENA region offering plumbing training. This cooperation provides young students with a good basis for a successful start to their professional careers.

GIVE supports schools in creating a uniform approach with modern equipment, training material, and a written exam that will set new industry standards. GROHE will create a state- of-the-art training framework by installing modern facilities featuring GROHE products and by organizing courses with experienced technical trainers. Students will complete a specific product coaching designed by GROHE, for which they will receive a recognized international certificate. But that’s not all: Even after students have completed their GROHE training, they will receive assistance – with job placements or even a work experience program at one of GROHE’s industry partners.

The integration and continuation of the Dual Tech training program, which was initiated together with the German non-governmental organization Don Bosco Mondo, means that GIVE also helps socially disadvantaged people between the ages of 17 and 25 in the Philippines and in Mumbai and Delhi, India, become sanitary specialists.

These increased training efforts will further improve the living conditions of many local people, as the graduates trained in sanitary technology are able to create a basic supply, especially where freshwater pipes, sanitary facilities, hygiene measures, and healthcare are needed most. By enabling access to basic sanitation, the project also contributes to the fulfillment of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) – in particular Goal 6, "Clean Water and Sanitation" – and also to the first pillar of LIXIL's sustainability strategy – “Global Sanitation & Hygiene” – which aims to improve the livelihood of 100 million people through sanitation and hygiene initiatives by 2025. To contribute to these goals, 12 additional schools will be opened in 2021 and another 12 in 2022 – GIVE, a gift that keeps on giving.