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The Importance of Trades Education in American High Schools

American high schools have traditionally emphasized a pathway that leads directly to four-year colleges. However, this focus often overlooks the substantial benefits and opportunities that vocational education can offer students. As the demand for skilled tradespeople surges across the nation,

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Be Open to New Ideas

As an old-timer myself, I have a lot of respect for experienced trade workers. The old saying, “practice makes perfect,” applies to many walks of life. I’m sure you’d rather be operated on by a surgeon who has performed a

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End your day with great food, sparkling entertainment, and a chance to ride a popular attraction at EPCOT®!  

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The Trades of Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Electric are This...Not That!