Long disparaged, education for the skilled trades is slowly coming into fashion

From The Hechinger Report: “Young men in jackets and ties walk along tidy walkways that connect the redbrick buildings of the 220-acre campus of the Williamson College of the Trades. … The college was established in 1888 … to train young men as blacksmiths, bricklayers, harness-makers, wheelwrights and other kinds of tradesmen ‘so they may be able to support themselves by the labor of their own hands.’ … But education for the skilled trades appears to be returning to fashion, according to enrollment trends, survey data and other signals. ‘If you look at where the jobs are, the sweet spot is an associate’s degree with a focus on the trades,’ said Rounds.”

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