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Competing in the skilled trades

May 11th, 2009 · No Comments

This summer’s World Skills Competition in Calgary means that people all over the world are training and otherwise gearing up to compete for gold, silver and bronze.  Canada Skills is holding its national showdown May 20 – 23 in Charlottetown, PEI, approximately 100 days ahead of the ‘Olympics of skilled trades.’ For agenda, logistics and [...]

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Tags: Career Advice · Trade Schools · Trades and Culture

Prejudices against trades and career schools persist

May 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

Prejudices persist against tech training and trade schools, say critics of some recent moves by Michigan lawmakers. Read more.

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Tags: Career Advice · Trade Schools · Trades Training Programs

Trade schools offer hope in hard times

December 7th, 2008 · No Comments

A couple recent stories highlight how trade schools offer hope to people, perhaps especially at “times like these.”
The Food Network reality show “The Chef Jeff Project” recently featured former crack dealer Alonzo Adams. Adams won a scholarship to the International Culinary School, after completing the show. Chef Jeff himself did time, ten years for various [...]

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People turning to trade school says CNN

November 17th, 2008 · No Comments

Tough times call for tough people to make tough decisions – such as taking on a second career. Or maybe pursuing the one you always wanted. So says CNN.

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Tags: Skilled Trades Shortage · Trade Schools

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

November 16th, 2008 · No Comments

The deadline for applications is December 1st.
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Tags: Trade Organizations · Trade Schools

Mike Holmes gives thumbs up in our hometown

November 9th, 2008 · No Comments

Well, we at the trade up have to link when Mike Holmes gives our local trade school /community college a passing grade. Read more.

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Tags: Canada · Trade Schools

Shout out to web design schools!

October 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Here at tradeschoolworld we focus too much on skilled trades to the detriment of the many other trades and trade schools covered on our site. For shame! as Abe Simpson might say.
Seriously, we’re going to try to move away from our focus on traditional trades and give more attention to the many other trades covered [...]

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Tags: Trade Schools · Uncategorized

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

Finnish trade school scene of deadly shooting spree

September 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

The death toll is at 11  after a gunman went on a shooting spree at a Finnish trade school that teaches industrial cooking to adults.
Yeah, it’s trade school news of a sort but this is really CNN’s thing more than ours.

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“I don’t want to go to university. I’m going to trade school”

September 13th, 2008 · No Comments

How many times have you heard those words? Ever? Stand up and shout it, though. There are more people who are writing “revolutionary” pieces telling people that you don’t have to go to college or university to be a citizen in the US…..
This was originally printed in the Christian Science Monitor: read the article.

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Tags: Career Advice · Skilled Trades · Trade Schools