Trade Talks USA Grant for Skilled Trades Education

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

will be held January 26th, 2023, Noon to 4 PM EST with Atlanta locals in person and rest of country virtual via Zoom.

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

Virtual Women in Construction: Building Connections was held on December 14th, 2022, 1 PM to 2 PM EST via a Zoom. 2023 Virtual Women in Construction TBD.

2023 Virtual Men’s Round Tables

2023 Men’s Round Table #1 will be held Q1, 2023

2023 Virtual Women’s Round Tables

2023 Women’s Round Table #1 will be held Q2, 2023


Grocers embrace in-store branded restaurants

In-store restaurants are gaining traction with grocers, including Wahlburgers, which is in 61 Hy-Vee stores and plans to add more than 20 additional locations this year. Kroger has been investing in Kitchen United Mix Food Halls, while H.E. Butt Grocery has opened more own-brand in-store

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