JLC LIVE New England and This Old House

Join Together to Rebuild the Trades

JLC LIVE New England and This Old House Generation Next have teamed up to promote the importance of apprenticeship programs to the future of our industry. We’re working together to connect building trades students with our contractor attendees in need of labor and willing to put in a little extra time to teach an eager young person their craft. Through outreach to surrounding vocational schools/programs, we're bringing in students who are currently or will be looking forwork. And, we'll have the hosts of This Old House on hand to speak on their personal experiences working with their apprentices. 

JLC LIVE Trade Student Meet-Up
FRIDAY, MARCH 29 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM
We’ll gather trade students and pros for an inspiring and impressive line-upof some of the industry’s top talent who’ll speak to the value and rewards ofapprentice training programs. This Old House host Kevin O’Connor, plumbing & heating expert Richard Trethewey, custom builder Jeff Sweenor, apprentice-turned-crew-member Nathan Gilbert and special guests including Fine Homebuilding ambassador Aaron Butt, will headline this event where pros looking to mentor workers and students eager to learn can connect.

JLC LIVE Welcome Party
FRIDAY, MARCH 29 | 5:00 - 6:00 PM
At the end of a great day at the show, we’ll gather our attendees for a fun networking event. Before beginning our raffle for some great prizes, the This Old House crew and other special guests will again speak to the importance of rebuilding the trades.

This Old House Small Business Panel
SATURDAY, MARCH 30 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Game-Changing Ideas for Growing Your Business - Moderated by Chris Ermides, This Old House Pro2Pro Editor
This Old House crew members Richard Trethewey, Charlie Silva, and Jeff Sweenor headline a panel of successful contractors including Matt Risinger, Host of the Build Show on YouTube, CEO and Chief Builder at Risinger & Co., who will share the secrets of their success.

At the close of the event, a donation will be made by JLC LIVE to the mikeroweWORKS Work Ethics scholarship,
a program that helps the next generation of aspiring skilled workers who will work smart and hard.

Are you looking to connect with fresh talent eager to get to work? These students need solid mentors to not only help them get better at their craft, but also someone who will show them why they will love a career in the trades.

If you fit the bill, please click the button below to see a list with contact information of this year's participating schools who brought appretice ready students!

Are you an instructor for a vocational school/program interested in bringing in a group of students who are 17 and above (unless special request are made) who are ready to start an apprenticeship? Click the button to fill out the group registration form. Younger students and students not quite ready to apprentice are still welcome. Just highlight the students who are apprentice ready! Please contact us if you have questions regarding students who qualify.

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