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State-of-the-art skilled trades training center planned for Kansas City

March 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

Pending the approval of schools boards and the availability of funding, the Kansas City School District (with the aid of some industrial partners) will open a new Engineering and Construction Academy as early as 2009.  The $40 million project would address Kansas City’s lack of skilled tradespeople. According to Garry Kemp of the Greater Kansas [...]

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Tags: High School Graduation · Skilled Trades · Skilled Trades Shortage · Trade Schools · Trades Training Programs

The GED fight song

December 11th, 2007 · No Comments

Louisiana musician Benny Grunch has written a fight song for GED seekers everywhere. Some of the lyrics apply to defiant trade-schoolers whose relatives want them to attend university. The lyrics, (courtesy of go like this:

My brudda’ in law went to college n’all. He’s a certified PhD.
He acts like a snob, but he can’t [...]

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Tags: High School Graduation · Trades and Culture

The state with the best high school graduation rate

November 6th, 2007 · No Comments

According to The 18th annual edition of America’s Health Rankings™: A Call to Action for People & Their Communities, guess which state has the best high school graduation rate? Nebraska. Not Massachusetts, not California, not Washington. And it’s not because there’s nothing else to do in Nebraska other than stay in school. We’re serious; it’s [...]

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Tags: High School Graduation