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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When you hear the word “infrastructure,” you probably think of roads, bridges, railways, and ports. Maybe you even think of bills in Congress. However, infrastructure, in a broad sense, refers to the basic underlying framework of a system. One of the most important systems in any home, office building,...

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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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Infrastructure has been a hot topic in the news and political landscape in recent months, and for good reason. However, infrastructure does not only pertain to bridges, roads, and waterways. One often overlooked, but nonetheless crucial component of a healthy infrastructure system is plumbing. As we...

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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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Too much of the general public does not hold trade workers in high esteem. It’s a major reason why so many young people resist entering the trades. The main reason why so many people harbor negative feelings about trade workers is because of bad experiences dealing with some. Too many home owners have...

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