The Home Depot and The Home Depot Foundation, alongside Klein Tools and SkillsUSA, celebrated SkillsUSA's National Signing Day with students from across the Southeast via its Path to Pro program, which provided scholarships to six students entering the skilled trades.
How MCAA is helping its members during the pandemic, supplier and contractor partnerships, changing customer expectations, labor and 2021 predications all addressed during lengthy exclusive video interview.
Reliance Worldwide Corporation (RWC), a manufacturer of push-to-connect plumbing products, valves, secondary pipe supports, firestopping solutions and fluid control technologies, is partnering with Home Builders Institute (HBI), a national leader in career training for the building and construction industry, as the exclusive Trade Sponsor for its 22 plumbing programs across the U.S., primarily serving Job Corps students and justice-involved individuals.
Over the past year, as American Supply Association member companies pivoted to focus on the rapid changes presented by the pandemic, ASA invested to provide a national recruitment campaign to support members as they emerged from the disruption.
There has been a dramatic decline in the number of tradespeople in the U.S., particularly plumbers. More than half of America’s trade professionals are at or nearing retirement age. The majority of high schools began discontinuing their “shop” classes a decade ago, and teenagers are not being exposed to the opportunities available for a skilled trade workforce.
At its recent NETWORK2020 Virtual event, ASA officially rolled out its PROJECT TALENT careers platform aimed at helping member companies attract the next generation of talent into the PHCP-PVF industry.
Member companies now have access to robust multimedia resources to help secure the industry’s future talent.
October 21, 2020
At its well-received NETWORK2020 Virtual conference last week, the American Supply Association officially introduced its PROJECT TALENT careers platform squarely aimed at solving the current and future industry workforce challenges.
ASA has partnered with Boston-headquartered advertising agency Harger Howe to create Project Talent, one of three major initiatives in ASA’s Building One Future platform. Project Talent was officially unveiled to ASA members during Day 1 of ASA’s NETWORK2020 Virtual conference.