Trades Talk – October 2023

Trades Talk – October 2023

by Explore the Trades | October 31, 2023 | Blog Career Opportunity Trades Talk - Newsletters | 0 Comments

October 2023


“Explore The Trades Skills Lab, Built by Ferguson” Initiative
Applications Now Open!

Since 2021, over 1,100 students at 14 schools throughout the United States have started their trades education through the Skills Lab initiative.

Explore The Trades and Ferguson are thrilled to continue this partnership for its third year.

Both middle schools and high schools are eligible to apply. Funding is available for new plumbing and HVAC skills labs and existing training spaces.

Learn more and start your application at the link below.

Thank you to the students and staff of Milford Mill Academy in Baltimore, MD for showing their enthusiasm for the Skills Lab program!

Over $50,000 Raised at Explore The Trades Happy Hour Event!

Thank you to the attendees and sponsors who came together in Phoenix, AZ for the Explore The Trades happy hour event.

Over $50,000 was raised to support the work of Explore The Trades and to bridge the technical talent gap to the trades of plumbing, heating, cooling and electrical.

Read more about the event at the link below.

Donor Spotlight

Lara Beltz
Vice President/Co-Owner
Beltz Home Service Co.

Lara Beltz is co-owner and vice president of Beltz Home Service Co., an electrical, plumbing, and HVAC company that has been serving the Northwest Ohio area for 22 years.

Explore The Trades is excited to announce that Lara assumed the role as president of the board of trustees as of October 1, 2023!

Lara has a heart for educating young people about the value and opportunities of careers in the plumbing, heating, cooling, and electrical trades. She is always seeking opportunities to share her experiences and Explore The Trades’ resources within her community to promote trades businesses locally and beyond.

How can YOU bridge the technical talent gap to the trades of plumbing, heating, cooling and electrical?

$10 provides a poster kit to a classroom.

$50 provides a “More Than An Elective” classroom kit.

Make your donation today!