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Students see pathway to career through trade programs
Students see pathway to career through trade programs
With a demand for skilled trade workers across the country, a handful of seniors at Olympic High School, Charlotte, North Carolina, are bucking the trend of heading straight to four-year universities.
Look out, yogi: Michigan welding students build bear trap
Look out, yogi: Michigan welding students build bear trap
Some students in northern Michigan know how to trap a wayward bear.
Tech graduate returns to nationals in welding for 3rd year in a row
Tech graduate returns to nationals in welding for 3rd year in a row
SUN Area Technical Institute welding graduate Erin Beaver will return to the SkillsUSA National Championships for the third straight year later this month as a member of the Pennsylvania College of Technology's all-female welding team.
George Brown's 'smart' welding lab to play crucial role for several trades in Ontario, Canada
George Brown's 'smart' welding lab to play crucial role for several trades in Ontario, Canada
A new Smart Welding Lab at George Brown College's Centre for Construction and Engineering Technologies (CCET) in Toronto aims to change the way future welders are trained and ensure students are industry ready, says its president.
Graduates celebrate job offers with a signing day
Graduates celebrate job offers with a signing day
As a way to honor students in the school's apprenticeship and school-to-work programs, Principal Mike Ketron created a ceremony modeled after signing days for high school athletes, where they sign letters of intent to play at colleges and universities.
Putnam says Florida must fix 'talent gap' to keep job
Putnam says Florida must fix 'talent gap' to keep job
Contending that Florida has a "talent gap" when it comes to jobs, the top Republican contender for governor, Adam Putnam, wants the state's middle and high schools to dramatically boost their vocational and technical education programs. "What I'm talki...
Shedding new light on laser additive manufacturing
Shedding new light on laser additive manufacturing
Additive manufacturing (AM, also known as 3-D printing) allows us to create incredibly complex shapes, which would not be possible using traditional manufacturing techniques. However, objects created using AM have different properties from traditional ...
Local students place in SkillsUSA
Local students place in SkillsUSA
The 2018 SkillsUSA New York Leadership Conference and Skills Competition pitted students from across the state against each other in competitions based on trades from carpentry to culinary arts, cosmetology and more.
What are the key factors to safer welding?
What are the key factors to safer welding?
Welding and cutting processes are two of the most traditional and conventional methods used on board vessels today;
Getting kids into unfilled and good-paying blue collar jobs will require a cultural shift
Getting kids into unfilled and good-paying blue collar jobs will require a cultural shift
Experts testifying before Congress don't typically start by describing the insights they've gained from backed-up toilets. But when reality TV star Mike Rowe appeared before the Senate committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation in 2011, he deta...
Skilled trade jobs go unfilled in our robust economy
Skilled trade jobs go unfilled in our robust economy
Millions of college graduates find themselves saddled with crushing debt and more than a third of them won't be working in their chosen profession. Many will be working for low wages.
Blackhawk to host Junkyard Wars: Local high schools to compete
Blackhawk to host Junkyard Wars: Local high schools to compete
Welding as a team sport comes to the Advanced Manufacturing Training Center in Milton, Wisconsin, when the Blackhawk Technical College Welding program plays host to the "Junkyard Wars," an event where teams of high school students create art from junk.
Officials break ground for Savannah Manufacturing Center
Officials break ground for Savannah Manufacturing Center
On April 10, the Savannah Economic Development Authority board of directors traded their boardroom for a more rustic setting to hold their meeting and a ground breaking ceremony on a tract of land off of Old River Road.
High school students gain welding skills
High school students gain welding skills
A group of high school students is getting a jump-start on training for a high-demand welding career, thanks to an initiative launched at Palm Beach State College (PBSC) in Belle Glade, Florida.
It's a good trade: You earn while you learn
It's a good trade: You earn while you learn
In the trade industry, "You earn while you learn."