Sears has quietly took a major step to help VoTech Students.
Sears is supporting vocational education by establishing the Tech Schools and Tools Partners Discount Program for students. The program allows students to receive 50 percent off a first-time purchase of a tool set and tool storage unit. Last August Sears began the program as a test in 200 schools . By word-of-mouth alone the program quickly spread. Today, more than 550 schools are participating.
Auto Tech Students, general or specialty VoTech students, trade schools, Community college programs, and apprenticeship programs can now get a discount on Craftsman Tools! Discounts apply on any tool set or storage unit carried by Sears, which carries tools for all trades including: auto body, aviation repair, construction, electrical, maintenance, plumbing, HVAC, computer technology and more. Popular tools among students include Craftsman mechanic tool sets, Craftsman portable power tools and volt meters.
In addition Sears Holdings is offering job opportunities recent graduates and students enrolled in these VoTech programs.
For the Rest Of Us:
The new Sears Tools Educational Partnership Program includes the following initial purchase offer:
- 50% off Regular Price tool storage unit (toolbox) and mechanics tool set.
- 20% off Regular Price and 5% off Sale Prices on any other tools you need.
- plus, get an extra 20% off regular prices & an extra 5% off sale prices on your online or in-store tool purchases for one year
Sears offers many convenient payment options including:
- Sears Card. Everyday offers including many with special financing using their Sears card.
- Leasing: No credit check leasing options with low monthly payments.
- Layaway: Every Sears location has layaway on every tool in the Craftsman line.
Students: Join For Free today! All you need qualify for the program is:
1. Be enrolled in a Tech School / Vocational School Program. You need to present a current student ID or current class schedule.
2. Sign up for Shop Your Way Rewards and the Craftsman Club. Sign up for the vocational school discount program is easy and free at sears.com/vocational;
Below is the official press release from Sears.
SEARS® INTRODUCES VOCATIONAL SCHOOL DISCOUNT PROGRAM
Opportunity for schools and students to receive 50 percent off first-time purchase of regular priced tool storage units and tool sets
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., (Feb. 4, 2014) – The cost of an education can put a strain on a student’s budget. Sears is doing its part in supporting vocational education and has established the Tech Schools and Tools Partners Discount Program for students. The effort allows students to receive 50 percent off a first-time purchase of a tool set and tool storage unit. Following a beta-test of 200 schools in Aug. 2013, word-of-mouth about the program quickly spread. Today, more than 550 schools are participating.
“We believe that education and training is essential for the future of our workforce,” said Dean Schwartz, vice president of tools, Sears Holdings. “With our vocational school discount program, Sears can play an integral role in helping students get the tools and experience they need to be successful.”
Students of trade schools, high school vocational schools, colleges and universities are eligible for the program and discount. Sign up for the vocational school discount program is easy and free at sears.com/vocational; just complete one form to join the tool discount program and also become a member of the Craftsman Club and Shop Your Way.
Discounts apply on any tool set or storage unit carried by Sears, which carries tools for all trades including: auto body, aviation repair, construction, electrical, maintenance, plumbing, HVAC, computer technology and more. Popular tools among students include Craftsman mechanic tool sets, Craftsman portable power tools and volt meters.
Schools that are already leveraging the program include Ivy Tech in Ind.; the Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) in N.Y.; Rochester Community and Technical College in Minn.; Madison Area Technical College in Wis. and San Joaquin Community College in Calif.
“As a student I am constantly looking for ways to reduce my expenses. Taking advantage of the Sears tools discount program has helped me get the new tools that I need,” says student Darren Easley at Rochester Community and Technical College. “I think it’s great that Sears is helping students pursue an education.”
About Sears, Roebuck and Co.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD), is a leading broadline retailer providing merchandise and related services and is part of Shop Your Way, a social shopping experience where members have the ability to earn Points and receive benefits across a wide variety of physical and digital formats through shopyourway.com. Sears, Roebuck offers its wide range of home merchandise, apparel and automotive products and services through its Sears-branded and affiliated stores in the United States and Canada. Sears, Roebuck also offers a variety of merchandise and services through sears.com, landsend.com, and specialty catalogs. Sears, Roebuck offers consumers leading proprietary brands including Kenmore, Craftsman, DieHard and Lands’ End — among the most trusted and preferred brands in the U.S. The company is the nation’s largest provider of home services, with more than 15 million service and installation calls made annually. For more information, visit the Sears, Roebuck website at www.sears.com or the Sears Holdings Corporation website at www.searsholdings.com.