Trade Talks USA Grant for Skilled Trades Education

Trade Talks USA Grant for Skilled Trades Education

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The Marcus Foundation has awarded Trade Talks USA a $250,000 grant to continue its efforts in helping address the critical shortage of skilled trade workers.

The Home Depot’s Path to Pro has provided statistics around skilled trade workers- see below.

  •  300k+ jobs were available in 2021

  • 10x more trade jobs available in seven years

  • 3M jobs available by 2028

  • 40% of construction workers to retire by 2031

  • Median wage of carpenter helpers is 7%+ the national average

  • US skilled workers under 25 decreased by 4% between 2018-2019

  • 94% of contractors are struggling to find skilled workers

CCR NYC Facilities & Construction was held September 28th, 2023 Noon to 4 PM at Penthouse 45.
The 14th Annual 2024 Hybrid Summit will be held January 2024, Date & Location TBD.

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January 26th, 2023
The 13th Annual Hybrid Summit was held on January 26th, 2023 Noon to 4 PM EST.

Virtual Women in Construction: Building Connections was held on October 20th, 2023 via Zoom.

2023 Virtual Men’s Round Tables

2023 Men’s Round Table #1 will be held on November 7th, 2023

2023 Virtual Women’s Round Tables

2023 Women’s Round Table #1 was held on October 20th, 2023


Cilantro Taco Grill sets its sights on global growth

Fast-casual Mexican concept Cilantro Taco Grill started in a Chicago suburb and has goals to grow from 15 to 1,000 locations over the next decade, with support from Fransmart and musician Pitbull. The partners plan to expand further in the Chicago area before exploring growth

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