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Skilled trade programs are having a moment

Nov 8, 2022
College enrollment dropped significantly during the pandemic. One exception: skilled trade programs, which saw growth this year.
Jonathan Ellis says he chose a diesel and heavy equipment certificate "because when COVID happened, there weren't as many cars on the road, but the number of trucks on the road stayed the same.” Above, he replaces the brakes on a truck.
Stephanie Hughes/Marketplace

College is only one option after Oyler School

Jun 9, 2015
The school has worked towards a college-going culture. But it isn't always the right fit.
Students in front of Oyler School in Cincinnati.
Glenn Hartong

Rethinking vocational high school as a path to college

Oct 23, 2014
Welding meets AP calculus at Minuteman High School in Lexington, Massachusetts