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TOH Generation NEXT

Along with our charter partners, This Old House proudly supports the mikeroweWORKS Foundation through our Generation Next campaign. Together, we're working to close the skills gap by encouraging young people to master the vocational trades that built this country.

Sponsors

American Standard

"It is crucial to American Standard and the broader LIXIL Americas organization that there is a sufficiently skilled workforce to specify, install, and maintain our products in homes and businesses. But more than that, we applaud and support This Old House in its mission to change attitudes about plumbing and other trade professions. We are excited to help inspire a new generation of men and women to aspire to these viable, fulfilling, and lucrative career paths." –Jeannette Long, VP of Marketing Communications for LIXIL Americas

Carhartt

“When Carhartt was established in 1889, our founder, Hamilton Carhartt, designed a better bib overall by listening to railroad engineers and using their input to create a garment that would best fit their needs; honoring hard work has always been key to our brand. Today, we proudly support organizations like SkillsUSA, Helmets to Hardhats, and now the Generation Next campaign in partnership with the mikeroweWorks Foundation, to address the growing skilled trades gap. Skilled tradespeople rely on rugged, durable Carhartt products every day. In return, we rely on partnerships with programs like Generation Next to support hardworking men and women who want to enter the trades or hone their skills to further their craft in these professions.” –Tony Ambroza, Senior VP of Marketing, Carhartt

InSinkErator

“InSinkErator is proud to join This Old House and its Generation Next campaign. We’re proud to take an active role shining a spotlight on the need to recruit and retain our next generation of young people in the skilled trades. This need is real and urgent, and is felt by every major manufacturer. By joining forces with our community, the plumbing industry, and now, This Old House, we can highlight the enviable careers offered in the trades.” –Chad Severson, President, InSinkErator

HomeAdvisor

“The implications of America’s skilled labor shortage are far-reaching. Not only is the labor gap affecting our local and national economies and building sectors, but it is also stalling the professional progress of small business owners and threatening to impede the perpetuation of essential knowledge and skills. The Generation Next campaign helps ensure the continued sustainability of our housing economy and workforce for generations to come, and HomeAdvisor is proud to be a supporter.” –Chris Terrill, CEO, HomeAdvisor

Marvin Windows and Doors

“As we look to the future of residential and commercial construction, we know how important a skilled workforce is to the success of the industry. The work that mikeroweWORKS Foundation is doing to generate funding for the Work Ethic Scholarship Program is commendable, and Marvin Windows and Doors is very proud to join This Old House in supporting scholarships for in-demand trade training.” –Brett Boyum, NAHB Leading Suppliers Council Member & VP of Marketing

NKBA

"NKBA is actively supporting the education and training of skilled labor, so we are thrilled to be the first association to support This Old House by providing KBIS as the launch platform for Generation Next. The skills gap is getting larger every year, and it has become a priority issue for our members." –Bill Darcy, CEO, NKBA

The Unico System

“Our product, The Unico System, is thought of as the perfect solution for air conditioning and heating older, architecturally unique homes. Installers of our product are thought of as the ‘best of the best’ in HVAC. We want to make sure that these great craftsmen have a bright new generation of quality installers continually joining—and continually improving—their ranks.” –Scott Intagliata, Marketing Director, The Unico System

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