Trades Talk – January 2024

Trades Talk – January 2024

by Explore the Trades | January 31, 2024 | Blog Getting Started in the Trades Trades Talk - Newsletters | 0 Comments

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 at the link below.

“Explore The Trades Skills Lab, Built by Ferguson” Webinar

Are you interested in learning more about the “Explore The Trades Skills Lab, Built by Ferguson” initiative?

oin Explore The Trades for a webinar on Wednesday, January 24th from 3:00-4:00 PM CST.

Participants will learn about the initiative, have the chance to ask questions, and hear from instructors of past Skills Lab schools.

Unable to make it? This webinar will be recorded and emailed to all registrants.

Register at the link below.

Thank you to Milford Mill Academy in Baltimore, MD for sharing photos of their plumbing skills lab!

Michael Bergstrom External Operations & Partner Thornton & Grooms Farmington Hills, Michigan

Michael Bergstrom is a devoted board member of Explore The Trades and the proud owner and General Manager of Thornton & Grooms Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling, a storied business in Farmington Hills, MI, dating back to 1937.

Under his leadership, the company established Thornton & Grooms Academy in 2020, dedicated to transforming individuals from outside the trades into skilled professionals, with over 100 successful graduates. 

Michael’s unwavering support for Explore The Trades stems from its passion for exposing people to the incredible opportunities within the trades industry. He understands firsthand the fulfillment it brings to individuals and those around them.

Gifts to Explore The Trades provide a foundational knowledge of the plumbing, HVAC, and electrical trades – and why they’re important to our country.

  • $10 provides a poster kit to a classroom
  • $50 provides a “More Than An Elective” classroom kit

Thank you for supporting the next generation of technical talent.