• The State of American Trade Schools

    From Popular Mechanics:  This is a golden time for postsecondary trade and tech schools. Not just because they’re becoming more profitable than ever. But because, at least according to some, they’re finally shaking off the stigma that...

    • Posted 1 week ago
    • 0
  • Four Reasons Why Teens Should Learn a Trade

    From Grown and Flown:  In recent decades there has been a strong push in American education to prepare all high school students for college. Whether the intention has been to marginalize career and technical training or whether...

    • Posted 3 months ago
    • 0
  • The Hot New Gen-Z Trend Is Skipping College

    From Vice:  On a recent Wednesday morning, about 20 students at Queens Technical High School marched into a supply closet and retrieved what looked, to an outsider, like silver suitcases. They sat back down at the classroom’s...

    • Posted 3 months ago
    • 0
  • New York, Massachusetts Recruit Women for Trades

    From CNBC Make It: Sinade Caroll was on her way home from nursing school one evening six years ago when she saw an ad on the New York City subway for Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW), an organization that trains...

    • Posted 4 months ago
    • 0
  • For Generation Z, the Value of a Construction Career is a No-Brainer

    From ConstructionDive:  On top of the technology disruption and skilled labor shortages already underway, the construction industry is entering a demographic reshuffle as baby boomers continue to retire and a new crowd of young people makes its...

    • Posted 4 months ago
    • 0
  • Brute Strength Not Required: Employers Seek Skilled Workers to Fill In-Demand Trade Jobs

    From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  High school graduates searching for the blueprint to a secure financial future should take a look at trade jobs. As baby boomers retire, technology advances and the economy rebounds, the United States finds...

    • Posted 8 months ago
    • 1
  • Women in Trades Celebrate Successes, Christen New Home

    It has been a busy and productive period recently for Missouri Women in Trades (MOWIT). Leadership and members of the organization, which supports women in all construction trades, took time to recount its successes Wednesday night (May...

    • Posted 1 year ago
    • 0
  • 35 Girls to Nail Down Look at Construction Trades

    Thirty-five girls will have the opportunity on April 21 to saw, hammer, pound nails and eat pizza with construction trades women. The event, will be held at the Nelson-Mulligan Carpenters Training Center at 8300 Valcour Ave. in Affton...

    • Posted 1 year ago
    • 0
  • Trade Organizations Boost Female Workers’ Success in the Field

    From Procore:  Two advocacy organizations for women in construction—Chicago Women in Trades and the National Association of Women in Construction—say their work is far from done. According to a 2016 Bureau of Labor Statistics Report, only 9.1% of construction...

    • Posted 1 year ago
    • 0
  • Trade School is a Better Bet to Solve US Income Gap

    From CNBC:  Researchers are investigating how the United States can become more competitive in the manufacturing industry in the age of artificial intelligence. Some of their conclusions suggest that more investment is needed in vocational programs and...

    • Posted 2 years ago
    • 0