Each day, we hear news across the country - and from around the world - about the shortage of a skilled workforce. The skills gap is real and it's happening right before our eyes.
Over the past 25 years, society has declared the only path to success is through a traditional, four-year college degree. At the Nexstar Legacy Foundation, we are here to change that. Our mission is to attract individuals to the heating, air conditioning, plumbing and electrical industries. We inspire people to discover the prestige, earning power and stability of careers in these fields.
We have the tools and resources to help shift the paradigm of the skilled trades and highlight the amazing opportunities that exist in these careers.
Through two programs, Explore the Trades and Troops to Trades, the Foundation's outreach is focused on two audiences vital to the health and growth of the skilled trades - and that is students and veterans.
Support to the Nexstar Legacy Foundation will be used to provide scholarships to students and veterans pursuing their careers in the industries of plumbing, HVAC and electrical, as well as programming resources that will be used in schools across the country to help educate students on the value of a career in the trades.