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Humboldt County Office of Education: Women in Trades

Month: December 2018

Women in Trades

It is no secret that women are underrepresented in the Trades industry but one Arcata High School student is eager to add herself to the small population of women dedicating their careers to building and creating. Claire Monge, inspired by her involvement in the Trades Academy, expressed an interest in Construction Management and because of the Trades Academy’s goal to support and connect students with career goals to the industry partners, Claire was able to meet with Pacific Builder’s Nick Lucchesi and discuss a career path in order to achieve her dreams. Having the one on one connection with...

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Career Frontiers and the Trades Academy Join Forces

Earlier this week, Jim Ritter and the Career Frontiers program in Northern Humboldt Unified School District joined forces with Jack Sheppard and the Trades Academy to take students from McKinleyville and Arcata High Schools to tour the new firehouse construction that is located near the Arcata-Eureka Airport in Mckinleyville. Students were led on a tour by the builders, Danco Construction, and along with the tour, there was an informative discussion about careers in Construction. We are so grateful to Danco for inspiring the next generation of builders and...

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Rotary Clubs Team Up For Early Literacy

The Humboldt County Office of Education’s (HCOE) Decade of Difference Early Literacy Partners Program, in partnership with HCOE’s Special Beginnings program, have teamed up with local Rotary clubs to promote early literacy to local preschoolers. The Special Beginnings program assists children under five years of age with developmental delays by providing special education services. This program helps to prepare them to transition successfully into Kindergarten programs in traditional school settings. Seven Rotary and Rotaract Clubs have provided time and monetary contributions to purchase three highly recommended books by local preschool educators (All Around Me; Bear Wants More and Brown...

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Trades Academy Makes Front Page News

If you picked up the Sunday edition of the Times Standard this week, you would have seen our very own Jack Sheppard, Regional Trades Education Liaison, on the front page promoting the Trades Academy and his Mobile Trades Lab. We are so proud of Jack and his continuous efforts to bridge the gap between a growing need for skilled trades workers and the able bodied young people of Humboldt County. You can read the article featured in the Times Standard...

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