Since 2016, This Old House’s Generation NEXT apprenticeship program has generated awareness about the skilled labor shortage and raised funds for scholarships.
What is Generation NEXT?
Generation NEXT has formalized TOH’s commitment to sparking interest in the trades as a viable career path and stated our mission to help close the skills gap in America.
Back in the summer of 2016, This Old House joined with the mikeroweWORKS Foundation to launch TOH’s Generation NEXT apprenticeship program. This program aimed to formalize TOH’s commitment to sparking general interest in the trades as a viable career path, and started our mission to help close the skills gap in America.
See TOH Apprentices in Action
- Season 42 – TOH Partners with YouthBuild USA – Learn about our two recent GenNext apprentices who worked on the Dorchester Triple Decker project.
- Season 41 – Meet the Season 41 Apprentices – Meet the apprentices who learned their skills on the set of the Westerly Ranch House project.
- Season 39 – The Newton Generation NEXT House – As part of TOH’s Generation NEXT initiative, eight apprentices worked alongside the crew every step of the way.
Celebrate National Tradesperson Day – Livestream Friday, Sept. 17
Join Tom Silva, general contractor of This Old House and Ask This Old House, and Jillian Shute, VP Industrial and Automotive Tools, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., for an engaging live discussion commemorating Irwin’s 10th annual National Tradesperson Day—an event created to honor and celebrate tradespersons of all industries, and encourage the next generation of skilled workers.
Tune into the Livestream on 9/17 here.