If we’re going to make America great again; if we’re going to keep jobs here, we have got to teach people trades again. And we will. We will. Send your kids to trade school. Teach them a trade. If they want to go on to get a four-year degree, they can. They can pay for it with the money they earned in their trade.
‘Hot Under the Blue Collar’ highlights the opportunities that a career in the trades can offer
April 15, 2016
One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning®, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing®, and Mister Sparky®, part of the Direct Energy® family of home service franchise brands, have launched a new webisode series to highlight the rewards, benefits, and opportunities that a career in the skilled trades can offer.
New Partnership to Help Promote HVAC, Plumbing, and Electrical Trades
April 13, 2015
One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning®, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing®, and Mister Sparky® electric, part of the Direct Energy family of brands, announced at their annual convention in Las Vegas a partnership with TV personality Mike Rowe to work with Rowe to help promote the HVAC, plumbing, and electrical trades.
Nominees Must Contribute to Their Community and Demonstrate Skill and Leadership
July 8, 2013
Rebuilding Together has launched its search for the 2013 Tradesperson of the Year. Nominations of tradespersons who demonstrate service to their communities and show leadership in their chosen trade can be made at RTTradespersonoftheyear.com.
Skilled Jobs Direct has launched a website at www.skilledjobsdirect.com focused on directly matching skilled craftsmen and women to jobs that best fit them, based on their trades, skills, preferences, and other factors.
ConstructionConnection.com, an online construction industry networking site, announced that it is helping companies in New York and along the East Coast find qualified workers to rebuild after Hurricane Sandy. Using the site, business owners and contractors can find workers whose specific skill sets meet their needs.
At the North Carolina State Fair, HVACR apprentices recently competed in one of five trade-skills contests sponsored by the North Carolina Department of Labor and the North Carolina Department of Agriculture.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that more than one third of all skilled tradesmen are over the age of 50. As these quality tradesmen begin to retire, the task for contractors to find quality employees will continue to get harder.
Fulton Cos. and Synex Controls recently welcomed more than 30 high school students and career-training adults for an onsite visit, as part of a commitment to encouraging and providing opportunities for trade trainees.