Celebrating national tradesmen day.

In honor of National Tradesmen Day on Friday, September 16, 2022, Cushman & Wakefield and C&W Services are proud to support the men and women in the trades to help advance their careers in meaningful ways.

A tradesperson is someone who has gained experience through apprenticeship or vocational training/education. People in this field include building maintenance workers, HVAC technicians, plumbers, and electricians. To address the growing need for skilled labor, we are committed to providing programs, including registered apprenticeships, to train individuals in high demand trades.

We are shining a spotlight on three employees in the trades and what their career means to them.

Frank, Chief Building Engineer

San Antonio, TX

A man in a suit and tie standing in front of a gray background.

When I was a youngster, my hero was my father. He taught me the value of working with my hands and the meaning of integrity. I joined the military service, and that is where my passion began. I attended college and received my HVAC Associate in Applied Science (AAS) and Refrigeration Associate in Applied Science (AAS) to help repair commercial and residential buildings. I later received my Sustainability Facility Professional (SFP) and Facility Management Professional (FMP) from International Facility Management (IFMA), among several other certifications.

I love the career path I’m on, and I’ve met some truly incredible people. At the end of the day, when a problem has been fixed, the tenant’s smile is what lets me know I’ve done a good job.

Glen, Senior Operating Engineer

New York, NY

A man taking a selfie on a roof.

Working in the trade field has always been my aspiration. My father taught me that, and I’ll be the best I can be. Cushman and Wakefield and C&W Services are inclusive of all opportunities. This role has expanded my skill set and allowed me to meet and learn from other skill trade men and women.

This is a great organization, and I would recommend it to anyone in the skilled trades industry.

Blaise, HVAC Technician

San Antonio, TX

A man in a yellow shirt is holding a hose.

When I graduated, I decided to follow in my father’s footsteps and join the military. While serving in the military, I learned several skills and realized I enjoyed working with my hands. Once out of the military, I attended St Philip’s college and received several certifications in HVAC and Refrigeration. I love a little bit of everything I do. My coworkers are awesome, and we make a great team.

I love my job. I never doubt the difference we make for our client.

Are you interested in a career in the trades?

You can learn more about Cushman & Wakefield and C&W Services skilled trade careers available in your area here >> https://careers.cushmanwakefield.com/global/en/skilled-trades