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Skilled Trades

Greater St. Louis Area Exploring Skilled Trades Career Field

What are the Skilled Trades Careers?

Skilled Trades Career Exploring is a hands-on program open to young men and women from the 14 to 18 years old (typically) with an interest in learning more about careers in the Skilled Trades field.

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Associated General Contractors (AGC)

  • Meeting Location

    • 6301 Knox Industrial Dr., #200, St Louis, MO
  • Careers Explored

    • Construction
  • Open House Date

Learn More – Join the AGC Post



Holland Construction

  • Meeting Location

    • 4495 North Illinois St, Swansea, IL
  • Careers Explored

    • Construction (Project Management)
  • Open House Date

Learn More – Join the Holland Post



L’Ècole Culinaire

  • Meeting Location

    • 9811 S 40 Dr., Ladue, MO 63124
  • Careers Explored

    • Cook, Chef, Baker (Culinary)
  • Open House Date

    • TBD

Learn More – Join the L’Ècole Culinaire Post



Sheet Metal Workers

  • Meeting Location

    • 2319 Chouteau Ave #100, St. Louis, MO 63103
  • Careers Explored

    • Construction
  • Open House Date

    • TBD

Learn More – Join the Sheet Metal Workers Post


Vatterott (Various) – North Park

  • Meeting Location

    • 8580 Evans Ave, Berkeley, MO 63134
  • Careers Explored

    • Various
  • Open House Date

    • TBD

Learn More – Join the Vatterott Post


Vatterott (Various) – Sunset Hills (South County)

  • Meeting Location

    • 12900 Maurer Industrial Dr. St. Louis, Mo 63127
  • Careers Explored

    • Various
  • Open House Date

    • TBD

Learn More – Join the Vatterott Post


Vatterott (HVAC) – Fairview Heights, IL

  • Meeting Location

    • 110 Commerce Ln, Fairview Heights, IL 62208
  • Careers Explored

    • HVAC Service, Installation, and Maintenance
  • Open House Date

Learn More – Join the Vatterott HVAC Post

What Skilled Trades Exploring Can Offer

Skilled trades offers real-life career experiences in a variety of career fields.




Skilled Trades Careers

Appliance Repair

Chef / Cook / Baker

Landscape Architect

Auto Service/Body


Mass Transit Operator


Fabrication & Welding


Building Contractor

General Construction

Pipe Layer


Heating/Cooling (HVAC)


Child Care Worker

Heavy Equip. Operator

Truck Driver

Tell Us More

Let us help you by knowing more about you. Take our career survey which gives us information on your career choices. A field team member will contact you with exploring post options. From there, you will have a variety of posts to choose from to find the best fit for you.

You’re invited to get involved with skilled trades exploring and start learning about what career is right for you, even if you cant choose a post.

Start A  Post

Is your company/organization in the skilled trades? Hosting explorers monthly and becoming a chartered partner can be arranged. Please contact Fred Lee to set a meeting.

Contact Us

Not sure who to contact? For all general inquiries, email us:

Tommy Davis Jr. – Skilled Trades Chairman

  • Profession: President/Chief Executive Officer
  • Company: TD4 Electrical, LLC (TD4)

Fred Lee – Skilled Trades Director

Didn’t find a post that fits you? Please visit our other career fields below

Law & Gov.
Fire & EMS
Skilled Trades
Law Enforcement
Social Services

Please visit our national skilled trades site for more exploring resources.

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