Articles by tag: skilled trades

Reducing the Gap in Skilled Trades Can Be Solved by Boosting Trade Education Initiatives

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Currently, skilled trades are facing significant shortages making the need for innovative solutions and passionate involvement more urgent than before. Statistics indicate a looming gap in the workforce, expected to reach millions in the next decade, as older generations retire without sufficient newcomers to fill their roles. At the heart of this issue is…

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Greg Crumpton’s Entrepreneurial Journey in the HVAC Industry: From Tradesman to Skilled Trades Expert and Industry Leader

Greg Crumpton, a Skilled Trades Expert with over four decades of experience, shares his comprehensive journey in the HVAC industry. This video is a narrative of Crumpton’s personal growth and a guiding light for anyone aspiring to make a mark in the skilled trades, particularly in HVAC. Crumpton’s story is a testament to the…

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From DJ to HVAC Digital Media Dynamo: Combining of Digital Media and Skilled Trades with Clifton Beck

Straight Outta Crumpton hosts Greg Crumpton and Gabrielle Bar delve into the evolving world of digital media skilled trades with Clifton Beck, Manager of Digital Media at the ESCO Institute. This episode offers a unique perspective on integrating digital media into traditional trades, highlighting the importance of adapting to technological advancements in the industry….

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The New Frontier of Decarbonization with Built Environments and the City of Tomorrow: Part 1

As cities around the world face urgent questions of sustainability and carbon reduction, Detroit is becoming a testing ground for decarbonization in built environments. In 2020, $10 trillion was to be invested in new structures over the next decade, and given that buildings account for 37% of combustion-related emissions globally, the stakes have never…

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The New Frontier of Decarbonization with Built Environments and the City of Tomorrow: Part 2

In an era where America is experiencing a construction boom, from new suburban developments to city revitalizations, there’s a hidden challenge in built environments we can’t afford to overlook: a glaring shortage of skilled tradespeople. As cities like San Francisco witness the top global construction cost at $440 per square foot, the stakes are…

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Unveiling the Hidden Opportunities of Skilled Trades: Translating Skills into Success

Key Points:  Discovering the Fulfillment of Skilled Trades: The sense of accomplishment and satisfaction that comes with hands-on work. Building and Growing Beyond Yourself: Understanding how skills in the trades can lead to organizational success. Spreading Awareness for the Next Generation: Highlighting the abundant opportunities in skilled trades often overlooked in education. Empowering Personal…

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How Can Companies Attract the Younger Generation of High Performers to the Skilled Trades?

Many from the newer generations find the skilled trades industry old school. However, there is a significant shortage in the industry, and it is surrounded by stigmas. This, coupled with the fact that baby boomers, who hold a sizable majority of the positions, are retiring, has caused a massive decline in the number of skilled…

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Breaking the Cycle and Inspiring Others
July 23, 2024

Nowadays, the traditional path to education is being questioned more than ever and there are numerous stories that provide a beacon of hope for those considering alternative routes. As the number of adults without a high school diploma reaches nearly 22 million in the United States, the importance of understanding and embracing non-traditional education…

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Approaching Safety and Regulatory Compliance with Intent and Purpose
July 23, 2024

In this episode of School Safety Today by Raptor Technologies Michelle Dawn Mooney sat down with special guest, Carrie Mockler, the Vice President of Operations at PublicSchoolWORKS, a Raptor Technologies company. PublicSchoolWORKS is a fully automated, all-in-one learning management system for online training for school staff and a comprehensive risk management program. Key Takeaways: •…

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The Power of Self-Compassion in Leadership and Cognitive Diversity Can Transform Workplaces
July 23, 2024

Mental health and a sense of belonging are critical issues in today’s workplaces. So much that it is essential to practice self-compassion and form a better understanding of cognitive diversity. Leaders today must navigate the complexities of fostering connection and reducing isolation among their teams. Recent studies indicate that 40 percent of employees feel…

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Passion, Nature, and Fine Art Photography with Knox Kronenberg
July 23, 2024

In the ever-evolving world of fine art photography, capturing the intersection of the old and the new is both a challenge and an art form in itself. Knox Kronenberg, a prominent photographer based in Austin, Texas, embodies this intersection through his work, which uniquely blends historical elements with modern contexts. As technology advances and…

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Strong Apprenticeship and Training Programs Build the Skilled Trades
March 15, 2023

The purpose of apprenticeship and training programs is to offer on-the-job training where people can gain a wealth of knowledge in their field of interest. In skilled trades, it is an especially valuable and beneficial program that many trade workers will find themselves in at some point in their career, and every company has…

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The Way Forward for Educating HVAC Novices
February 15, 2023

On the latest episode of “Straight Outta Crumpton”, host Greg Crumpton, had a chat with Martin King, about the evolution of teaching the younger generation, in terms of including not only the professional skills, but also emotional skills required to do a job. King started by saying the younger generation has more access to technical…

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Building a Foundation: In Skilled Trades and in Your New Business
February 14, 2023

The current skilled trades gap is being felt everywhere. The larger population of skilled tradesmen are 50+ years old and there are not enough of them. There has been increased hardship getting the younger generations to join the skilled trades, leading to a growing shortage of people within the trades. On today’s episode of Tuesday’s…

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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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