As every trades professional knows, an apprenticeship is one of the most pivotal components of a plumbing, HVAC, or electrical career. During this time, apprentices acquire the skills, experience, and knowledge to be able to add value to their team and help clients solve real problems. For each apprentice,...

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Undergraduate student enrollment in the Spring of this year declined by more than 662,000 students or 4.7% from Spring 2021, according to a new report by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. To date, the undergraduate student body has dropped by nearly 1.4 million students or 9.4% during...

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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:      ·     Peaden Air Conditioning, Plumbing and Electrical and Tom P. Haney Technical College Partner to Build HVAC Technicians...

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Explore The Trades attended the SkillsaUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Atlanta, GA from June 20-24, 2022. This conference brought together over 15,000 students, educators, industry vendors and trades professionals from all over the country. All of these individuals showcased the best...

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I tune in to one of those online neighborhood chat groups where people often exchange referrals for various businesses. Almost every time someone asks the group to recommend a plumber or other trade provider, it is couched in terms such as: “One that charges a reasonable price.” They never...

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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: Pat Plumbing, Heating and Air and Washburn Technical University Partner to Build Plumbers Visit Explore The Trades at SkillsUSA National...

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Many men and women who work in the trades have interesting stories to tell — not just because they’ve seen a lot of interesting things on the job, but because they each have unique and diverse backgrounds. The nature of plumbing, electrical and HVAC work allows for people with all professional...

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Many of you reading this already have jobs in other fields than the trades. But you’re reading it because you are dissatisfied with the way you now make a living. In some cases, you may feel underpaid and underappreciated. Others among you may simply be bored with the work you do. Or, maybe you’re...

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Thank you to everyone who supported and attended the Explore The Trades golf tournament fundraiser in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho! Together with industry vendors, local businesses, and contractors, $50,000 was raised to bridge the technical talent gap to the trades of plumbing, heating, cooling and electrical....

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