Trades Talk – July 2024

July 2024 Fireworks & Dessert Party with Explore The Trades Join Explore The Trades at EPCOT® for a Fireworks & Dessert Party! Explore The Trades is excited to be headed to Walt Disney World® for a “Fireworks and Dessert” party in EPCOT®. Enjoy great food, sparkling entertainment, and a chance to ride a popular attraction […]

Trades Talk – June 2024

June 2024 Recipients of the“Explore The Trades Skills Lab, Built by Ferguson”Grants Announced12 Schools to Receive Support to Create and UpdatePlumbing & HVAC Labs The “Explore The Trades Skills Lab, Built by Ferguson” equipment grant recipients were announced on May 1, 2024, in celebration of National Skilled Trades Day. In its third year, the Skills […]

Trades Talk – May 2024

May 2024 Recipients of the “Explore The Trades Skills Lab, Built by Ferguson” Grants Announced12 Schools to Receive Support to Create and Update Plumbing & HVAC Labs The “Explore The Trades Skills Lab, Built by Ferguson” equipment grants were announced on May 1, 2024, in celebration of National Skilled Trades Day. Twelve schools are the […]

Trades Talk – April 2024

Thank you to all the schools that applied for the “Explore The Trades Skills Lab, Built by Ferguson” equipment grants!Please check our website on May 1st to see the list of new recipients. NEW Recruiting Resources from Explore The Trades!  Explore The Trades is your partner in building the next generation of technical talent. With jobs in the plumbing, […]

Trades Talk – March 2024

“Explore The Trades Skills Lab, Built by Ferguson” Applications Due This Month! Bring the plumbing or HVAC trade to YOUR school! Explore The Trades and Ferguson have partnered to bring the plumbing and HVAC trades back into classrooms across the country. Funding is available for both middle schools and high schools, as well as new […]

Trades Talk – February 2024

February 2024 “Explore The Trades Skills Lab, Built by Ferguson” Webinar Join Explore The Trades for a Skills Lab webinar on Wednesday, February 28th from 3-4 PM CST. Participants will have the chance to ask questions, learn about the initiative, and hear from current Skills Lab instructors. As a reminder, applications are due March 31, […]

Trades Talk – January 2024

January 2024 Happy New Year from Explore The Trades! Thank you to all our generous donors who supported our mission in 2023! You help us make a difference and bridge the technical talent gap to the trades of plumbing, heating, cooling, and electrical. Learn more about the impact that Explore The Trades had in 2023 […]

Trades Talk – December 2023

December 2023 Thank You for Your Support on Giving Tuesday! Thank you to all our donors who supported our #TradesTuesday campaign for Giving Tuesday! A total of $4,027.80 was raised by 15 donors. Help us continue making a difference by making a donation before the end of the year and be a part of creating […]

Trades Talk – November 2023

November 2023 Explore The Trades Celebrates Grant Awards Kicking off a season of thanksgiving, Explore The Trades is grateful for two recent grant awards from Bradford White Water Heaters and SandCastle Foundation. SandCastle Foundation, a private family foundation in Minnesota, awarded a $10,000 grant to Explore The Trades for general operating support. To learn more […]

Trades Talk – October 2023

October 2023 “Explore The Trades Skills Lab, Built by Ferguson” InitiativeApplications Now Open! Since 2021, over 1,100 students at 14 schools throughout the United States have started their trades education through the Skills Lab initiative. Explore The Trades and Ferguson are thrilled to continue this partnership for its third year. Both middle schools and high […]