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Meet [Your City] Trades Lab

A new community-based educational concept that transforms in demand trades jobs into modern career paths.

Upskill Thousands in Your Community Each Year

Trades Lab attracts and provides a direct infusion of qualified, skilled trades talent into your community, helping fuel growth now and into the future. Multiply Trades Lab across multiple metro areas and decades, and that’s quite an impact.


Where Bright Futures Begin

Trades Lab is a learning experience that empowers dreamers and doers as a common force. We help your city tap into its talented students to build new careers and better futures.

Solving for Skill Shortages

We don’t put bandaids on the skills shortage issue with short-term marketing campaigns. We seek to elevate the trades by training local students to effectively fulfill careers that transform our communities.

Even when our economy is fully functioning, a deficit in skilled trades workers continues to grow. Using a technology-driven approach, Trades Lab engages the students of today in order to transform them into the highly skilled workforce of tomorrow.

Where Bright Futures Begin

Trades Lab is a learning experience that empowers dreamers and doers as a common force. We help your city tap into its talented students to build new careers and better futures.


Trades Lab is Physical & Virtual

Online learning + virtual simulations + weekly, hands-on lab sessions = Success

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Technology That Extends

Today’s marketplace runs on technology, and we’re no different. Trades Lab will utilize virtual, online curriculum with the aid of live instructors.

Empowered Learning

Connected learning tools meet students and trainees on their terms, wherever they are. At Trades Lab, experts are always at the ready to provide personalized support in admissions all the way through to career placement.

Training New Torchbearers in the Trades

In as little as 9 months, students are equipped to begin a modern career in trades like HVAC, Plumbing, Welding, Electrical or General Contracting through a fully accredited program that meets even the strictest industry standards.


Explore options and the right fit


Easily access and review a full range of financial aid opportunities


Learn through both online and in person training


Graduate and become a lifetime member


Get matched with hiring employers

Forging a United Future

Solving the trades skills gap is in the interest of many—and it’s a big enough cause to bring people together. So Trades Lab has been designed as an open-sourced training collaboration between diverse stakeholders in your community. The objective is simple: accelerate the goals and magnify the impact of individual efforts by building a broad, actionable, and inspirational training movement in solidarity.

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Champion trades as a center of excellence in your community. Help celebrate the people and workers who build it and make it run.


Book Trades Lab for employee training, company events, and client meetings. Hire new talent already in the pipeline.


Introduce high school students to trades careers through guided, interactive tours. Leverage Trades Lab as an overflow training facility.


Become a featured sponsor to build your brand and cause. Fund scholarships. Donate technology, tools or equipment to keep Trades Lab cutting edge.


Bring industry, employers, and job seekers together at Trades Lab. Host boot camps and more. Co-develop programming

Upskilling Today's Workers for Tomorrow

Trades Lab members not only gain some of the best talent recruitment opportunities available, but additional benefits like access to our lab for their very own employee training activities.

Turning Vision into Action

A future workforce made readily accessible.

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Activating Trades Lab Together

Trades Lab provides a unique opportunity to unite--to turn conversations about collaborating into real action with a tangible plan. Through a triumvirate funding model, each invested party has a meaningful stake in its enduring success with mutual accountability. By joining forces, we can achieve exponential impact.

Welcome to the Community of Opportunity

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