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James Mylett (SVP, Schneider Electric) Joins SkillPointe Foundation Board of Directors

A leading voice in building energy management, James Mylett will help develop opportunities for workers without a four-year degree while building skilled talent pipelines for critical skills.


ATLANTA, Feb. 5, 2024 – The SkillPointe Foundation, a national not-for-profit organization, proudly announces that James Mylett, Senior Vice President, Digital Buildings, for Schneider Electric, has joined its board of directors.

The SkillPointe Foundation helps its partners grow skilled talent pipelines and increase access to potential employees through workforce solutions centered around at-scale scholarships for aspiring workers who are pursuing training for high-demand careers not requiring a four-year degree.

Among its partners is Schneider Electric, a global company whose purpose is to empower all to make the most of our energy and resources, bridging progress and sustainability for all. Schneider Electric calls this Life Is On. The company’s mission is to be your digital partner for Sustainability and Efficiency.


Other Foundation partners include The Home Depot Foundation, The Truist Foundation, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. With their help, The SkillPointe Foundation has funded nearly 800 vocational scholarships across 50 states since its inception in 2021.

“From personal experience, I know funding an education in a high-demand trade can be life-changing,” said James Mylett. “Then when you connect trained workers with companies that need them, well, that changes lives, industries, and entire economies.

“As it continues growing, The SkillPointe Foundation can help individuals and companies at ever-greater scale,” Mylett said. “Our work will ultimately increase economic mobility for individuals and economic growth for companies and communities. I’m looking forward to being part of the Foundation’s journey and helping other industries benefit from its unique solutions.”

“Having an executive from a key partner join our board shows confidence in the business value The SkillPointe Foundation provides,” said Alvin Townley, executive director of The SkillPointe Foundation. “Even more importantly, James brings real passion, experience, and industry knowledge to our board and broader mission. We are thrilled to have his support as we scale our operations and reach in the coming years.”

During its first three years, The SkillPointe Foundation has raised more than $2 Million for vocational scholarships and aims to raise more than $2 Million in 2024 alone.

More than 95% of the Foundation’s scholarship recipients have completed or are still pursuing training, and median post-training income increases are +$30 to +$40,000 per year. Half of scholarship recipients have household incomes below $25,000 per year and 60% represent ethnic or racial minority groups.

“You made my dream come true,” said Enrique Hamiliton, a Schneider Electric SkillPointe Scholar pursuing electrical training at Boston’s Franklin Cummings Institute; Enrique arrived in the United States at age 18. “I am so hopeful and grateful for this new opportunity to learn this trade and succeed in my new career. Professionally, [completing this training] will give me the pride and satisfaction of getting the job done right, finishing the path that I set out on, and elevate me to a lifelong career.

“[Schneider Electric] makes an impact on people’s lives,” Hamilton added “I’m thankful for that as is my family. You changed my life. I can focus on my homework and doing the best I can. When you have [tuition] bills on top of your head, it’s hard to do that.”



Alvin Townley

Executive Director, The SkillPointe Foundation

(404) 680-6008


About The SkillPointe Foundation

The SkillPointe Foundation partners with leading organizations like Schneider Electric, The Home Depot Foundation, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to provide financial aid to individuals of all backgrounds seeking skills training for high-demand careers not requiring a four-year degree.  Specifically, the SkillPointe Foundation works with partners to manage strategic scholarship programs that increase opportunities for aspiring workers and build the talent pool needed by American industry. In its first three years of operation, the Foundation has funded nearly 800 scholarships nationwide. Learn more at

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