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Trade schools! Deadline for Lowes’ grant applications coming up fast!

November 16th, 2008 · No Comments

The deadline for applications is December 1st.
Find out more.

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Tags: Trade Organizations · Trade Schools

No Worker Left Behind Gets $100,000 Boost for Skilled Trades Training

October 13th, 2008 · 1 Comment

The State of Michigan’s No Worker Left Behind (NWLB) Initiative got a $100,000 boost from The Grainger Foundation. The donation will support training and education for NWLB students pursuing careers in high-demand traditional trades like HVAC and plumbing as well as emerging trades in the green sector.

Michigan Governor Jennifer M. Granholme said, “Grainger’s commitment to [...]

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Tags: Career Advice · Labor · Trade Organizations · Trades and Culture

Careers in Energy: Video Contest

October 4th, 2008 · No Comments

The newly launched Careers in Energy Video Contest is devoted to
putting energy workers in a new perspective through talent, creativity
and inspiration.
This event gives SkillsUSA members the opportunity to express
themselves positively — and provide education and support to their
peers — through the development of original and compelling videos
about the jobs at electric, gas, and nuclear energy [...]

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Tags: Trade Organizations · Trade Schools

Alberta government allocates $4 million for transportation to trades competition

September 28th, 2008 · No Comments

The Alberta government is promising $4 million for the purpose of promoting the upcoming WorldSkills Calgary competition to high school students in that province. The money will be used for class trips and the like, for grades 9s and 10s. This funding is in addition to the $24 million the province has already promised in [...]

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Tags: Canada · Skilled Trades Shortage · Trade Organizations

Trade school students going for gold in Calgary, 2009

September 6th, 2008 · No Comments

Less than a year from now, “the Olympics of skilled trades” will be underway in Calgary, Alberta, Canada at WorldSkills 2009. Over a thousand trade school students and graduates along with 5000 delegates from over 50 countries will descend on the world class city in the foothills of the Rockies. Events will range from culinary [...]

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Tags: Canada · Trade Organizations · Trades Related Events · Trades and Culture

Skills USA Competition and Winners: Trade School Students Present and Future!

July 1st, 2008 · No Comments

In Kansas City, they were sweating.
“You know what’s happening in my stomach right now?” area trade school instructor and coach H.R. Thomas asked. “If you were in there, you’d be screaming to get out.”
The convention in Kentucky has grown every year, so much that Skills USA has decided to move the venue to [...]

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Tags: Criminal Justice Trades · Trade Organizations · Trades Related Events

Pasadena fairgrounds construction expo

May 16th, 2008 · No Comments
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Tags: Trade Organizations · Trade Schools · Trades and Culture

16th annual Oregon Women in Trades career fair a success

May 7th, 2008 · No Comments

There are some inspiring stories of pioneering women in skilled trades and other stories that’ll get you pumped to make the jump to trade school in this article about the Oregon Tradeswomen’s 16th annual Women in Trades career fair. The story is here.

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Tags: Trade Organizations · Trade Schools · Trades Related Events · Women in Trades

SkillsUSA asks chapters for community service projects

April 18th, 2008 · No Comments

SkillsUSA is inviting all its chapters to participate in the celebration of its founding by planning a community service project for the first full week of May. SkillsUSA was founded as The Vocational Industrial Clubs of America, Inc. (VICA) in 1965.
You can view a gallery of last year’s projects at

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Tags: Skilled Trades · Trade Organizations · Uncategorized

Missouri Women in Trades incorporates

March 11th, 2008 · No Comments

Pamela Crews always felt that there should be more women in the construction trades. Now Crews has teamed up with other women to form and incorporate Missouri Women in Trades. Read more here.

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Tags: Trade Organizations · Women in Trades