Changing Workforce / Career Development / STEM Education

Vocational training is back as companies pair with high schools to groom workers

By The Wall Street Journal

Aug 13, 2018

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Gabe Schorner never considered himself a good student until he enrolled in his Coventry, RI, high school’s new welding program, where, in an industrial-style classroom, Mr. Schorner found himself enchanted by the molten metal and its bright blue glow as he molded it.

The skills he picked up led directly to a full-time offer from Electric Boat, the Rhode Island-submarine manufacturer, where he is now making $16.50 an hour. 

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