Trades Talk – February 2022

Trades Talk – February 2022

by Explore the Trades | February 1, 2022 | Blog Trades Talk - Newsletters | 0 Comments

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 Fundraiser

·     Top 10 Traits of a Successful Service Technician

·     NexTech Academy – Get an Inside Look at the Trades!

·     Smart Homes Need Smart Technicians

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Explore The Trades Golf Tournament!


Join Explore The Trades in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho for our upcoming fundraiser!


The tournament will be held at the Coeur d’Alene Golf and Spa Resort on Friday, May 27, 2022.


All proceeds will benefit Explore The Trades as the organization continues to bridge the technical talent gap to the service trades of plumbing, heating, cooling and electrical. 


Register for the event at the link below!


Top 10 Personality Traits for a Successful Service Technician 


Are you made for the trades?


Check out our download of the Top 10 Personality Traits of a Successful Service Technician at the link below!


Thanks to the generosity of our donors, Explore The Trades is able to provide FREE resource downloads on our website.

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NexTech Academy On-The-Go – Get an Inside Look at the Trades!


There is an increasing need for qualified HVAC, plumbing and electrical technicians. 


NexTech Academy On-The-Go, an app-based program, provides over 180 videos designed for technicians as they learn the trades for the first time or are needing to brush up on a specific skill. 


Find out more at the link below!

Smart Homes Need Smart Technicians


“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. 


The technology being installed in today’s homes is requiring a different type of technician. Not only do they need the technical skills, but they also must understand the complex devices that contribute to energy efficiency, home security, and comfort. 


Learn more at the link below.

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Explore The Trades has earned the Guidestar Silver Transparency Seal for 2021 and is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charity; EIN 20-3547319.