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At Explore The Trades our mission is to recruit individuals to the plumbing, heating, cooling and electrical trades. These industries keep our country running. Jobs in these industries are in high demand and come with great pay, career opportunities and job security. We want to help you discover that these careers aren’t just a choice – they’re the best choice.

Through education and career resources, Explore The Trades fills the information gap that exists for so many – and that is discovering the opportunities that can be found in the plumbing, heating, cooling and electrical trades. Gifts to Explore The Trades are used to provide informational resources to educators, students, veterans and parents about the residential service industry. The organization also helps connect potential employees to 700+ industry-leading companies throughout the United State and Canada. With support from industry partners, Explore The Trades is building the technical workforce of the future for the essential industries of plumbing, heating, cooling and electrical.

Explore The Trades, a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charity; EIN 20-3547319.

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Explore the trades raises $230,000
at super meeting

Through generous support of Nexstar Network members and
Strategic Partners, $230,000 was raised to benefit the work of Explore The
Trades! To celebrate the work of the industry in 2020, artwork was commissioned
and sold as part of the fundraising effort. The piece was designed and created by
Adam Turman, a Minneapolis-based artist.

*A limited number of prints are still available. All purchases and donations are tax deductible.

Limited edition prints

18″x24″ – Silver Edition Poster

  • $1,500
  • Metallic ink is used to print to add shimmer to the stars and lightning bolts
  • Artist will sign, number and date each print
  • Artist will personalize each print and write the company name in the lower right-hand corner.

18″x24″ – Poster

  • $750
  • Artist will sign, number and date each print
  • Artist will personalize each print and write the company name in the lower right-hand corner.

Commemorative prints

11″x14″

  • $200 each
  • Artist will sign and date each print

Thank you to our 2020 donors!

(Gifts received from January 1 – December 31, 2020)