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Apprenticeship program completion percentages low

December 14th, 2008 · No Comments

The Ontario ombudsman reports that apprenticeship programs in that province have a low completion rate.
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Is it a better guarantee of success if people go to trade school?

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Tags: Canada · Questionable trade school practices · Uncategorized

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

Tough times? Not in the trades…

October 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Are you looking at the current “economic turmoil” and wondering how you could be safe? While the current credit crisis threatens jobs, there are still many stories from all over telling of jobs available in the trades or that it is simply showing steady growth in a time where many industries are holding their breath [...]

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Tags: Canada · Career Advice · Uncategorized

State of the art vocational high school opens in Toledo

August 31st, 2008 · No Comments

The Penta Career Center is an excellent example of proper planning and execution that will hopefully inspire some of its students as they pursue careers in vocations and skilled trades.
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Tags: The Future of Trades · Uncategorized

Alaskan women a boon to construction trades

June 1st, 2008 · No Comments

Meanwhile in Alaska, they are singing the praises of women’s contribution to the construction industry.
“In my view, women are natural multi-taskers [so] they are natural project managers. If they like to use tools, they can get in the trades. If not, there’s architects, interior designers – the field is wide open,” says Tamie Taylor, [...]

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Tags: Trades and Culture · Uncategorized · Women in Trades

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:

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Tags: Trade Schools · Trades Training Programs · Uncategorized

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

“Recession-proof” trade schools see jump in enrollment

March 25th, 2008 · No Comments

According to officials at Vatterott College, trade schools across the USA are seeing a jump in enrollment.
Vatterott College director Robert Andrist said it is important to note that the nation’s jobless rate is rising due in part to jobs going overseas.
“There are just certain jobs that cannot ever be outsourced and most of those are [...]

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Tags: Skilled Trades · Skilled Trades Shortage · Uncategorized

Win a free Harley!

March 24th, 2008 · No Comments

Buy a raffle ticket and you could win a 2008 Dyna Super Glide in Custom Color, courtesy of Skills USA and the Harley-Davidson Motor Co., Inc.
The bike will be raffled off at the NLSC Awards Ceremony, in Kansas City, Mo. on Friday June 27th.

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Tags: Uncategorized

10 new national scholarships from the FMA

March 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Foundation announced this week 10 new $500 scholarships for students around the country seeking careers in manufacturing.
The “GO-Brennan” Scholarships are tied to FMA’s sponsorship of 16-year-old Florida stock car driver Brennan Palmiter.
Palmiter, a proficient welder, can be seen in YouTube video inviting high school, trade school and college students to [...]

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Tags: Grants · Scholarships · Uncategorized