SPARK Martha's Vineyard

Communities across America have a problem.

As tradespeople are retiring and fewer youth are entering the trades, contractors and homeowners are facing a shortage of skills and experience. Now is the time for communities to mobilize to ensure the transfer of knowledge to the next generation.

Industrial arts programs in middle and high schools are rare these days. In years past young students were introduced to vocations where they could enter the workforce without a college degree. The option to explore a life in the trades is missing for many American youth.

SPARK MV, hosted by the Martha's Vineyard Builders Association, in partnership with TradesUp, aims to spark passion in the hearts, minds, and hands of young people by providing hands-on experiences designed by tradespeople.

Participants at SPARK MV will have the opportunity to try a variety of trades, including carpentry, plumbing, woodworking, electrical, masonry, HVAC, and more! Martha's Vineyard's first Spark event will be held on October 26, at the historic Ag Hall located in West Tisbury.

Use the email below to be notified when registration opens.
October 26, 2024
35 Panhandle Rd, West Tisbury, MA 02575
Tisbury, MA
SPARK will take place rain or shine.
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Please reach out if you are interested in helping to build the next generation of hands-on creators, makers, and tradespeople by partnering, volunteering, or hosting an event in your community.

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