In my last several blogs I’ve outlined the influence of smart homes on skilled trade workers in HVAC, electrical and plumbing. Modern technology forces an interaction among these trades. Home appliances and many plumbing fixtures require electricity to operate, so that even plumbers and HVAC technicians...

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At Explore The Trades, we’re passionate about plumbing, heating, cooling and electrical.   Careers in these trades are some of the best in the world and our focus is to bridge the technical talent gap to these essential industries.   In This Issue:                         […]

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Plumbing is perhaps the least glamorous of all the skilled trades, subjected to endless potty humor. That is unfair, because plumbing is also the most fundamental of all the trades. Long before humans discovered electricity or devised central HVAC, ancient civilizations in Greece and Rome recognized...

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It’s hard to believe that there are still people alive who grew up without electricity in their homes. Think of what life was like without lights that turn on and off with the flick of a switch, without refrigerators, toasters, microwave ovens and so many other electrical appliances, without outlets...

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February is Black History Month, an opportunity to celebrate the triumphs and contributions of Black Americans throughout our past and present. The trades industry has been shaped by the contributions of Black thinkers, doers, makers, and creators, from major technological innovations to leadership in...

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The human race has come a long way from fireplaces and stoves to keep warm and hand-held fans to cool off. For more than a century we have learned to harness the physical properties of air and water to keep us warm in winter and cool in summer. Doing so has required the use of […]

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At Explore The Trades, we’re passionate about plumbing, heating, cooling and electrical.   Careers in these trades are some of the best in the world and our focus is to bridge the technical talent gap to these essential industries.   In This Issue:   ·     Explore The Trades Golf Event...

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“Wrench jockey” is a somewhat insulting term sometimes used to describe a trade worker. These days, the terminology is not only unkind but off the mark. Sure, wrenches, screwdrivers and other manual tools are still essential components of a toolbox, but the tools of the skilled trades are...

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Thank you to everyone who supported Explore The Trades in 2021! We wouldn’t be able to do what we do without the help of our incredible donors. Over $250,000 was raised to provide 29,000 people with resources that will help them begin their careers in the plumbing, heating, cooling, and electrical...

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