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Some states and community colleges offer free skilled trades courses

By Alexandra Starr

“There isn’t much federal aid for students who want to learn skilled trades, but some states and community colleges now offer free courses. (Story aired on All Things Considered on Oct. 14, 2022.)”


Amid a shortage of skilled laborers in the workforce, Central Pa. trade schools say enrollment is up

By Madeline Miller

“Clearfield County Career and Technology Center offers programs for high schoolers and adults. The high schoolers transfer from a local school to finish their last two years at the Center. One of those transfers is Jaron Dotts, a high school student studying HVAC.”