Trades Talk – March 2024


“Explore The Trades Skills Lab, Built by Ferguson”
Applications Due This Month!

Bring the plumbing or HVAC trade to YOUR school!

Explore The Trades and Ferguson have partnered to bring the plumbing and HVAC trades back into classrooms across the country.

Funding is available for both middle schools and high schools, as well as new skills labs or existing training spaces.

$25,000 worth of product and equipment is available for new skills labs and $10,000 is available for existing labs.

Applications are due March 31, 2024.

Start your application at the link below!

(L to R) Photo courtesy of Southern Virginia Higher Education Center; photo courtesy of Milford Mill Academy. Both schools are 2023 Skills Lab recipients.

Explore The Trades Receives $5,000 Giftfrom JJM Alkaline Technologies®

Explore The Trades is excited to welcome a new partnership with JJM Alkaline Technologies®, a leading designer and manufacturer of condensate neutralizers, as an Apprentice Level sponsor in 2024!

With support from industry leaders like JJM Alkaline Technologies®, Explore The Trades is able to provide on-demand classroom education and career information to help build the skilled workforce of the future.

To learn more, follow the link below.

Explore The Trades Fishing Fundraiser

Join Explore The Trades for our inaugural fishing fundraiser.

The event will be held at Cajun Fishing Adventures in Buras, LA from April 25th through the 28th.

Registration is $3,000, including a $1,000 donation to Explore The Trades.

*Capacity is limited; registration deadline is March 25th, 2024. Learn more and register at the link below!

Visit Explore The Trades at the National HVACR Education Conference!

Explore The Trades will be attending the National HVACR Education Conference in Las Vegas, NV.

Visit Explore The Trades at Booth 3010 in the Exhibit Hall on Monday, March 25th and Tuesday, March 26th. Explore The Trades is looking forward to conversations with HVAC educators and industry professionals from around the country.

Click the link below to learn more.

Explore the trades logo

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.

Sign-up for Explore The Trades’ newsletters below!