Trades Talk – September 2022

Trades Talk – September 2022

by Explore the Trades | September 9, 2022 | Blog Trades Talk - Newsletters | 0 Comments

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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 Happy Hour Fundraiser

     ·     Trades Trivia!

     ·     Proven Strategies for Training Apprentices

Explore The Trades Happy Hour Fundraiser


Join Explore The Trades for a happy hour fundraiser at Super Meeting 2022! 


Along with updates about Explore The Trades’ impact over the last year, the event will feature a panel discussion of Nexstar members who participated in the Skills Lab initiative this year. 


Our guests are: Pat Grogan (owner of Pat Plumbing, Heating & Air), Chris Carpenter (owner of Armstrong Plumbing, Air & Electric) and Ricky Martinez, plumbing instructor at Byron Martin Advanced Center for Technology in Lubbock, TX.


Also joining us for the evening will be Ross Bernstein, the keynote speaker for General Session on Friday.


Guests will also be treated to a leather-branding station at the event to channel their inner cowboy!


Event Details


Thursday, September 22nd 


Located in the Brazos Room (on-site at the JW Marriott) Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. 


Ticket Price: $250/person


*Please note that $200 of each ticket is tax deductible.


Event website: Super Meeting – Explore The Trades Follow the link here to register.

We look forward to seeing you at the event! Questions? Please contact Kate Cinnamo, Executive Director, at [email protected] or 651-789-8518.

Special Thank You to Our Sponsors & Donors!

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Trades Trivia!

Think you know all there is to know about the plumbing, HVAC and electrical trades? 


Check out our brand new trades trivia!


Enter your information at the end of the quiz to win a FREE pack of stickers!



Proven Strategies for Training Apprentices


The apprenticeship journey is so important for the plumbing, HVAC, and electrical trades.


Figuring out how to best train your apprentices while still running your business can be a challenge for any home service business.


Learn how to accomplish both with the blog post below.


What Can You Do With $10?


From the support of our donors, Explore The Trades has sent over 1,100 poster kits in the last 12 months to schools across the country!


With a gift of $10, you’re helping students uncover the career possibilities in the skilled trades of plumbing, HVAC, and electrical.


Help us reach our goal of 2,000 kits and make your gift 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.