Our country is facing a trade skills crisis.

We are in this together.

There's a significant shortage of skilled workers in the U.S., but a career in the trades often isn't even considered when young people are planning for their futures. With tuition costs and college debt on the rise, it's time to change the conversation. Skilled jobs can no longer be viewed as "back-up options." In fact, the skilled trades can offer smart men and women stable, well-paying careers with opportunities for professional advancement.

Trade Skills Crisis Statistics

Construction grew 22%

From 1990-2015, the construction field grew 22%

75% skilled trade will retire

By 2026, 75% of skilled trades will retire

(average age of a plumber today is 56)

Only 1 in 5 will enter the skilled trades field

For every 5 trades people who retire, only 1 person enters the field

*Sources: Pew Social Trends Research, Ridgid, Analysis of American Community Survey Data

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Moen is here to help.

We're here to celebrate the Pro —  

honoring the heritage of the position and helping to build a promising future for today’s pros as well as the next generation.

As part of this effort, Moen is proud to be a sponsor of the mikeroweWORKS Foundation Work Ethic Scholarship Program.

The Work Ethic Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to qualified individuals pursuing careers in the skilled trades, including plumbing, pipefitting, electrical, welding, and beyond. To date, the mikeroweWORKS Foundation has awarded more than $3.2M in work ethic scholarships to nearly 900 recipients.

We hope that you will join Moen and mikeroweWORKS Foundation in spreading the word to increase awareness of the issue and opportunity the skilled trades represent.

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Program Support

Moen also engages across the country at the local level to support programs that expose young people to the construction trades. 

Examples of these great programs:

Build Your Future Arizona

Build Your Future Arizona

Build Your Future Arizona’s mission is to create a sustainable and skilled craft workforce by creating awareness about high paying construction careers, training opportunities and mapping career paths to employment in these high demand occupations.

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Pirate Project at Perry Local High School in Perry, OH

The Pirate Project at Perry Local High School in Perry, OH

The Pirate Project at Perry Local High School in Perry, OH provides critical exposure to the construction trades at a young age for students in 10th, 11th and 12th grades.

During the 2019-2020 school year, students are fully renovating a single family home purchased by the school district. They are participating in all aspects of the project: general construction, marketing and sales, project planning, financing, architecture and interior design as well as documenting the project through photography and videography.  

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If you are interested in a Moen sales rep visiting and offering training, contact your local Moen rep to set up an appointment.