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Recognizing the Value of the Skilled Trades

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  People value skilled trades for the everyday necessities they bring to life. From plumbing to electrical, machinists, and construction, trades play a vital role worldwide. They make the Read more

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Thoughts About Pro AV’s Path Forward in ’23
February 6, 2023

Can we take a second and acknowledge how impactful Gina Sansivero and Brandy Alvarado-Miranda are for our industry? … I had a chance to sit down with BOTH of them to break down some of the hottest trends from ISE this year, but also to dive deeper into the conversations and challenges that are […]

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How Have Home Intelligence and Automated Shading Solutions Improved Home Energy Efficiency and Comfort?
February 6, 2023

On today’s episode of the Draper at Home podcast, host Michelle Dawn Mooney, speaks with Scotty Allen, the Chief Operating Officer of Josh.ai, Maryellen Oswald, Custom Integration & Partnerships Channel Manager, Somfy USA, and Tyson McDonald, Director of Business Development, Motorized Solar Solutions for Draper, Inc., to talk about how the effect of home intelligence […]

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How Royal Caribbean is Elevating Entertainment At-Sea
February 6, 2023

— Live stage productions and musicians play a crucial role in making the experience of a Royal Caribbean cruise truly unforgettable. Behind the scenes, there’s a whole team of professionals dedicated to bringing top-notch entertainment to the passengers. The process starts with a creative team that conceptualizes the shows, selecting songs and choreography to […]

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Recognizing the Value of the Skilled Trades
February 1, 2023

People value skilled trades for the everyday necessities they bring to life. From plumbing to electrical, machinists, and construction, trades play a vital role worldwide. They make the world happen. Unfortunately, there is a growing gap in the skilled trades workforce, despite high wages, employer-funded training, readily available positions, and the opportunity to apply […]

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Career Progression and Bridging the Educational and Representational Gap in the HVAC Industry
January 24, 2023

Over 97% of HVAC technicians in the US are men, while women comprise only 2.6% of the industry. This disparate statistic is often a commonality among many trade industries. However, one insider hopes to change that. What is she doing to encourage others to join the skilled trade of HVAC? On the latest episode of […]

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Why NYU’s $1 Billion Engineering School Investments are Such a Big Deal
December 8, 2022

Engineering jobs remain increasingly in high demand, with recent studies showing the engineering sector had a year-over-year job growth rate of more than 3.5% with 94,400 new jobs. Machine learning engineers, computer hardware engineers, and software engineers are all incredibly popular (and well-paid!) career paths for emerging graduates. It’s no wonder that NYU is doubling […]

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Is Higher Ed Support enough for Skilled Trades Education?
May 17, 2021

Higher education enrollment numbers dipped in the spring semester of 2021, particularly at public, two-year institutions, which saw enrollment drop by 9.5%. That could be concerning for the skilled trades industry, which needs both labor and support for that labor. Innovation might be necessary to help skilled trade education keep pace with the needs of […]

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Women in Skilled Trades are Driving a Tradesperson Renaissance
January 28, 2021

Greg Crumpton lives by a simple mantra: Relationships drive business. Each week on Straight Outta Crumpton, Crumpton dives into the lost art of networking and speaks with the biggest influencers in business services to learn how they build, nurture and value their professional relationships.   Skilled trades certainly don’t get the respect or attention they deserve. In […]

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