Explore The Trades

aka Explore The Trades   |   SAINT PAUL, MN   |  www.explorethetrades.org

Mission

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. Founded in 2005, Explore The Trades is committed to developing the next generation of a skilled workforce by changing the perception of the trades. The organization creates awareness of the trades through key industry statistics, career resources and connections with industry-leading residential service companies throughout North America.

Ruling year info

2006

Executive Director

Katherine Cinnamo

Main address

101 5TH ST E STE 2100

SAINT PAUL, MN 55101 USA

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EIN

20-3547319

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (J12)

Public Foundations (T30)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Explore The Trades is focused on bridging the technical talent gap in the residential service trades of plumbing, heating, cooling (HVAC) and electrical. Through engagement activities, a job network of over 800 residential service companies in North America and providing education about a career in the skilled trades, Explore The Trades is lessening the skilled labor shortage and strengthening communities by building talent for small businesses.

Our programs

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Explore the Trades

Explore the Trades actively drives young adults, ages 15-25, into the PHCE service industry through education of students, businesses and schools. Using real world statistics, advocacy and outreach to potential employees to build awareness about these careers, Explore the Trades provides recruiting materials for educators, school counselors, employers and parents.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Young adults

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Explore The Trades' goals are focused on creating talent networks for residential service businesses throughout North America and connecting individuals with well-paying, in-demand and essential jobs in communities throughout the country. Careers in plumbing, heating, cooling (HVAC) and electrical keep our communities running and because of these skilled tradespeople, we enjoy clean water, power and comfortable living environments.

Explore The Trades creates connections with industry-leading companies, curates marketing collateral that illustrates the career growth opportunities for these skilled trades and creates video and social media resources that can be used by both educators and contractors.

Financials

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Explore The Trades

Board of directors
as of 4/13/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Gregg D'Attile

Art Plumbing, A/C & Electric

Term: 2017 - 2023

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 04/13/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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