Inspiring the next generation of skilled trades workers through partnership with organizations who are dedicated to making a difference. Our most recent collaboration is with unCommon Construction.

Aaron Frumin
Founder and Executive Director of unCommon Construction

Building Houses. Framing Character.
Founded in 2015, unCommon Construction is a nonprofit organization that works with high school apprentices to build houses and gain technical, professional and personal skills.

Aaron Frumin, the founder of Uncommon Construction.

To request additional information about having Aaron speak at your school, please email

Aaron Frumin and a crew of students working with Uncommon Construction.



Wolverine will donate $30 from your purchase of these boots to unCommon Construction in support of the skilled trades.


Check out these organizations that support and fund skilled trade training.

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Metallica Scholars X Wolverine logo.

Wolverine started Project Bootstrap in 2014 to celebrate and support those choosing to go into the skilled trades. Each year, we’ve met incredible people, organizations, companies and schools who are truly making a difference. Last year, we partnered with Metallica’s nonprofit All Within My Hands (AWMH) for the second year in a row to help build the next generation of American workers by showing just how much trade jobs rock.

Together with AWMH and the Metallica Scholars program, which supports community colleges and their career and technical education programs, we provided trade students and schools across the country with scholarship funding and work boots, benefitting exceptional community college trade programs like the ones below.

Grand Rapids
Community College

Grand Rapids, MI

Supports students enrolled in the welding program.

Lone Star College

The Woodlands, TX

Supports students enrolled in the mechatronics/advanced technology, truck driving, certified nurse aide and dental assisting programs.

WSU Tech

Wichita, KS

Supports students enrolled in Machining Technology, Welding Technology, Automotive Service Technology, Climate & Energy Control (HVAC), Construction Science/ Carpentry, Information Technology, and Industrial Automation Machine Maintenance Technology.