Remote work and distance learning have quickly become accessible opportunities for many employees and students of all ages. We have begun to adapt to accomplish more regardless of our physical locations, offering flexibility and opportunities to many. Students are commonly starting college online, and...

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January 2023 Happy New Year from Explore The Trades! Thank you to everyone who supported Explore The Trades in 2022! We wouldn’t be able to do what we do without the support of our incredible donors. Learn more about what the organization accomplished this year that YOU made possible. Explore The...

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Included among my daily reading is a large amount of business and economic news from the Economist, Wall Street Journal (WSJ) and other credible publications. One article from the WSJ a few days ago struck me as relevant to those of you contemplating trade careers. It had to do with a rise in layoffs...

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The mission of Explore The Trades is to bridge the technical talent gap to the service trades of plumbing, heating, cooling and electric. This focus is the passion that drives the work we do to encourage the next generation to find a fulfilling career in the trades while recognizing the tradespeople...

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At Explore The Trades, we’re passionate about plumbing, heating, cooling and electrical, and bridging the technical talent gap to these trades. In This Issue: It’s the Season of Giving NEW Customer Service and Dispatch Webpage Over 1,100 Classrooms Have Received Poster Kits! It’s the...

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Several days ago I watched a TV news segment featuring college professors at Lawrence University in Appleton, WI, talking about a class they devised called “Doing Nothing.” As the name suggests, students participate in sessions centered around low-energy pursuits like meditation, sleep hygiene, mind-body...

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That was the headline of an article in the Wall Street Journal a few days ago that grabbed my attention. It is yet more evidence for a theme that I have hammered home in this blog, which is, college degrees have been devalued even while their cost has skyrocketed. Various studies have shown that more...

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I’m submitting this article on Nov. 15, the second day of what’s been declared the 8th Annual National Apprenticeship Week (NAW), November 14-20, 2022. If it’s not marked on your calendar, you’re hardly alone. I didn’t learn about it until a few days before, when I found out First Lady Jill...

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At Explore The Trades, we’re passionate about plumbing, heating, cooling, and electrical, and bridging the technical talent gap in these trades. In This Issue: Don’t Miss Our FREE Webinar: Getting to Know the Skilled Trades Visit Explore The Trades at the Woman in HVACR Conference in Phoenix,...

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