Trades Talk – June 2024

Trades Talk – June 2024

by Explore the Trades | June 7, 2024 | Blog Career Opportunity Plumbing Skilled Trades Trades Talk - Newsletters | 0 Comments

June 2024

Recipients of the
“Explore The Trades Skills Lab, Built by Ferguson”
Grants Announced
12 Schools to Receive Support to Create and Update
Plumbing & HVAC Labs

The “Explore The Trades Skills Lab, Built by Ferguson” equipment grant recipients were announced on May 1, 2024, in celebration of National Skilled Trades Day.

In its third year, the Skills Lab program welcomed 12 new school sites, which will impact more than 1,000 students this coming school year. Explore The Trades is appreciative of Ferguson’s continued investment and partnership to make this program possible in creating the next generation of trades professionals.

To read more about the 12 school recipients, click the link below.


Visit Explore The Trades at SkillsUSA!

Explore The Trades will be attending the National Leadership and Skills Conference TECHSPO in Atlanta, GA from June 25-27, 2024.

Stop by Booth #119 in Hall A to check out NEW classroom resources to share with your students about the trades.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Visit the link below for more information about SkillsUSA.

Explore The Trades Joins “The Fix” Podcast hosted by Oatey

Explore The Trades was grateful for the opportunity to join Oatey on their podcast, “The Fix”.

Explore The Trades had the chance to speak about the importance of bridging the technical talent gap and some of the exciting initiatives the organization has to do just that.

Explore The Trades also thanks Oatey for being a 2024 sponsor of the organization, which supports skilled trades awareness around the country!

Listen to the episode Uncovering Career Opportunities with Explore The Trades at the link below!

Career Opportunities in the Plumbing Trade

Choosing a career in plumbing means working in a job that positively impacts your community.

The job opportunities available in the trades, specifically in the plumbing trade, are vast. Did you know that plumbers work in places like industrial warehouses, schools, and even hospitals?

Wherever you want to be in the world, the skilled trades can take you there!

The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects about 2% growth for plumbers between 2022-2032. The demand for plumbers will continue to grow as people retire and new energy-efficient standards require new skills.

Learn more about a career in the plumbing trade at the link below.

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 one poster kit to a school and impacts 240 students.
  • $50 provides one “More Than an Elective” classroom kit to a school counselor

Thank you for supporting the next generation of technical talent.