Kate Cinnamo, Executive Director of Explore The Trades, a non-profit based out St. Paul, Minnesota, is responsible for promoting careers in plumbing, HVAC, and electrical. Founded in 2005, Explore The Trades is committed to developing the next generation of a skilled workforce. We are really excited to speak with Kate on all of the awesome initiatives she's involved in.
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📍[5:17]How Kate is bringing the trades back in as a mainstream career.
📍[5:45]And how she's overcoming this missing generation of a skilled workforce.
📍[7:45]Educating educators about what plumbers and electricians do....
📍[8:57]How do we break the stigma of going to trade school vs the more normalized routes of getting a bachelors degree?
📍[14:13]Their mission is bridging the technical talent gap by engaging middle school students, high school students, parents, teachers and administrators...
📍[15:33]Networking with local schools and local workforce development office
📍[16:37]Call the guidance office and ask to talk to a career counselor - get involved with the tech-ed instructor...
📍[21:49]Find an apprenticeship program near you
📍[23:45]apprenticeship.gov looking for a trades near you
📍[24:13]look at your state for a registered apprenticeship program or look for a local contractor in your community....
📍[31:41]How the Jobs Page on "Explore the Trades" works...
📍[34:13]Internships vs Apprenticeships?
📍[35:21]Having interns be a parts runner or work in the warehouse or do ride alongs..
📍[37:05]For every 4 skilled laborers leaving the workforce only 1 is coming in...
📍[39:25]How to break the stigma of parents encouraging youth to work in the trades....
📍[47:17]Why would someone want to be a Plumber? Electrician? Window Cleaner? Further, why would someone want to work for you?
📍[50:13]Marketing Homework: Donate school supplies to your local school and open up a conversation with your school about a career day and bringing Trades back into the conversation
📍[50:49]Finance Homework: Introduce yourself to your local workforce center or high school career counselor
📍[51:25]People Homework: Build out your career ladder..
📍[52:37]Donate to "Explore the Trades" https://explorethetrades.org/who-we-are/donate/
📍[53:25]Check out these videos: https://explorethetrades.org/stem/
📍[53:45]Email Kate: [email protected]
Quote of the week
"The youth is the hope of our future" - Jose Rizal
Kate Cinnamo: https://explorethetrades.org/
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