After Decades of Pushing Bachelor’s Degrees, U.S. Needs More Tradespeople

September 6, 2017

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Title: After Decades of Pushing Bachelor’s Degrees, U.S. Needs More Tradespeople

Author: Matt Krupnick

Source: The Hechinger Report

A recent news article by Matt Krupnick of The Hechinger Report focuses on the need for more tradespeople, an occupation increasingly in high demand. Krupnick highlights California as an example of one of the many states that is now focusing on building its skilled trades workforce.

A study by the state’s community college system found that many families and employers did not know about vocational programs and the certifications available through these programs. Currently, California has committed $6 million to a vocational education revitalization campaign and $200 million to improve its delivery. The article discusses the need for tradespeople and the role high schools and community colleges will play in fulfilling these positions.

To read the full article, please visit The Hechinger Report‘s website.

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