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Current Event February 13, 2015

Careers in a Skilled Trade


American high school students are going to college at some of the highest levels in history. This increased emphasis on college readiness has meant a loss of focus on vocational education programs. As a result it’s created a void of skilled trade workers, such as mechanics, plumbers and electricians. As a generation of tradesmen retire, the U.S. education system might have to rethink how they approach teaching skilled trades. Listen to learn more about this debate.

US History II Economics Engineering Labor

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AIR DATE: 02/02/2015


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