SAINT PAUL, Minn. – August 23, 2016 – Troops to Trades, a program of the Nexstar Legacy Foundation, announced a donation of $35,000 from BrassCraft Manufacturing Co. in support of helping veterans find careers in the residential service industry.
BrassCraft is a leader within the plumbing industry. It’s founder, Robert Zell, set the standard for modern day plumbing. His vision to not accept the status quo, promote the professional plumber and only offer the highest quality, innovative products continue to be the driving force of the organization. BrassCraft is committed to helping veterans obtain their education in the plumbing industry and become licensed plumbers
Troops to Trades provides veterans, National Guard and Reserve Members with career placement options, training grants and scholarships to help them find careers in the heating, air conditioning, plumbing and electrical residential service industries.
“The shortage of skilled technicians for these industries is a huge concern,” stated Renée Cardarelle, executive director of the foundation. “Our focus is to spread the word and get the entire industry working towards ending the shortage of technicians. That is the mission of our Get On Board campaign that is launching in San Diego in September.”
BrassCraft, through its focus on promoting the trades to veterans has taken a leading position in addressing the shortage and helping veterans understand these career opportunities, which are often overlooked by individuals.
To learn more about Troops to Trades or its sister program, Explore the Trades, visit: