Explore The Trades Skills Lab, Built by Ferguson

Over the last 30 years, countless individuals have graduated high school to continue onto a career path that may – or may not – have been what they were searching for. A generation was “lost” to the skilled trades and because of that, there’s a shortage of skilled professionals throughout North America.

Explore The Trades is focused on bridging the gap to the service trades of plumbing, heating, cooling and electrical. Ferguson Enterprises is committed to building up the communities in which their branches are located. Together, both organizations are dedicated to building the next generation of plumbers and HVAC technicians.

Explore The Trades would like to thank Ferguson Enterprises for their generous gift of $300,000 worth of equipment that will be used to create new plumbing and HVAC classrooms, in high schools, throughout North America.

We are pleased to introduce this pilot program exclusively to Nexstar Network members as they commit to building partnerships – and technicians – in their own communities.

The “Explore The Trades Skills Lab, Built by Ferguson” program will be accepting applications from October 15, 2021 – March 31, 2022. Recipients will be announced on May 4, 2022.


If you are a member of Nexstar Network and are interested in learning more, please contact Explore The Trades at 651-789-8518 or [email protected].