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Local trade schools supported by Lowes and others

May 31st, 2009 · No Comments

The construction trades program at Fort Scott Community College got a little extra help last week.
The program had recently received a selection of Kobalt tools, part of the new Tough Tools for Cool Schools program. The program is a partnership between Lowe’s, Kobalt Tools and the Skills USA organization. The FSCC program is part of [...]

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Tags: Skilled Trades · The Future of Trades · Trades Training Programs

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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Maryland trade school gets a million

July 27th, 2008 · No Comments

The Department of Busines and Economic Development in the state of Maryland has granted $1 million for the development of a Career and Technology Training Center in the Garrett County town of Accident.
Garret County will also contribute $500,000 to the center, where students will acquire skills in welding machining, metal fabrication, carpentry and other trades.

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Trade school grads may get – and require – extra cred

July 21st, 2008 · No Comments

According to a report from Higher Education Journal, grads of trade schools might get some newfound respect. In fact, the Career Readiness Certificate may become a requirement for all trade school and community college grads, in numerous states.
The Certificate was first introduced in 2004 by the state of Virginia but it is now being used [...]

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New trades training school opens in Ontario

June 15th, 2008 · No Comments

Georgina Trades Training Inc. held its grand opening this Saturday. The school located in Sutton, near Toronto, will help to prep new trades personnel for work in the ever-booming Toronto economy.
We have a commitment to “providing innovative learning partnerships,” says school president Gerry Brouwer. Read more.

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There’s going to be a skilled trades shortage!

June 13th, 2008 · No Comments

Okay, every once in a while we have to post another link to another article about the need for more skilled workers and the attendant need for better trade schools and more people choosing to attend career colleges and trade schools. And this piece is by just a heck of a guy, anyway. Read Mike [...]

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Trade school students left in the lurch by 2007 school closing

April 18th, 2008 · No Comments

Feature article on the closing last year of Harrison Career Institute (a trade school with locations in Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey), and the effect on students left with nothing but a pile of debt:
http://diverseeducation.com/artman/publish/article_11008.shtml

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editorial by Alaska’s Lt. Governor

March 24th, 2008 · No Comments

The addition of more scholarship programs for colleges and technical and trade schools has quantifiable benefits, says Sean Parnell:
http://www.alaskajournal.com/stories/032308/hom_20080323014.shtml

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Trade school takes homeless off the streets

March 6th, 2008 · No Comments

We came across a fine article about an excellent trade school in Springfield, Missouri that takes people off the streets and trains them in practical hospitality and other trades.
Read more at Springfield’s News-Leader.

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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