The Importance of Trades Education

March 5, 2024
MarketScale

 

How does the hands-on approach in trades education, particularly in carpentry, prepare students for the evolving demands of the construction industry? The Associate Professor of Carpentry at Hawai’i Community College shares insights from their two-year vocational program, emphasizing the comprehensive training in residential carpentry, from traditional skills like building wooden windows and doors to constructing show homes on Hawaiian lands, highlighting the program’s success in attracting both young and older students. “It’s nice to see that there’s still a demand coming out for this generation; coming out of high school, they still wanna learn how to build things, acquire skills, and work with their hands,” the Professor said, capturing the essence of the program’s impact on nurturing the next generation of carpenters.

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