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SPARK

"Our goal is to lay the groundwork for lifelong interests and prosperous careers."

Mason Lord
Founder, TradesUp

TRY THE TRADES

TradesUp provides free opportunities to try the trades and experience the joy of hands-on creating, making, and problem-solving.

AUG

8.17.2024
Painting and Drywall Repair Basics
Kent, CT

OCT

10.12.2024
SPARK Kent
Kent, CT

OCT

10.26.2024
SPARK Martha's Vineyard
Tisbury, MA
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PROGRAMS

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TradesUp SPARK events and smaller workshops provide safe, engaging, and free opportunities to try dozens of trades alongside experienced professionals.

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"Young people need to see what the trades are really about. Not  just the physical labor, but the problem-solving, the creativity, the sense of accomplishment that comes from building something with your own hands."

Jonathan

Senior Plumber

"We need to change the way people think about the trades. These are  skilled professions that offer great opportunities for a fulfilling career."

Patrick M.

Magazine Editor

"I'm excited about TradesUp's mission to get more young people interested in the trades. It's a great way to ensure we have a skilled workforce for the future."

Tristian B.

Commercial Sales Leader

"Attend a SPARK event and you’ll meet a lot of successful tradespeople doing what they love. That's important for future tradespeople—and their parents—to see."I'm excited about TradesUp's mission to get more young people interested in the trades. It's a great way to ensure we have a skilled workforce for the future."

Kate G.

Mom of SPARK by TradesUp Attendee
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PARTNERS

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From electricians to arborists and carpenters, our supporters and  volunteer partners are the brick and mortar of our mission.

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TradesUp SUPPORTERS

JOIN US

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From trades experts to volunteers and contributors to event co-hosts, the TradesUp community provides the foundation for our impact.

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