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Trades & Industry

From welders to electricians to diesel technicians Trades & Industry students are in demand.

Trades & Industry, What is it?

Classes in Trades & Industry focus on manufacturing, construction, transportation and apprenticeships.

Manufacturing: Are you interested in the process of creating goods from raw materials? Do you value workmanship and a quality finished product? If so, you may want to explore the various manufacturing pathways, which cover processes needed to make or package items we use or consume every day. Manufacturing careers involve problem solving, working with your hands and mind while designing and improving products using high tech. machines and tools. Pathways include Automated Manufacturing, Industrial Mechanics, Precision Machining and Certified Welder.

Construction: Do you envision yourself building or maintaining structures? Is working with your hands to produce a quality finished product important to you? If this sounds like you, consider exploring the construction pathways, which address not only the building of the structure but related trades such as cabinetry and millwork. Pathways include Residential Construction, Cabinetry & Millwork and Electronics Technology.

Transportation: Have you always been curious about how an engine works or how to repair a vehicle? If you like to take things apart to see how they work and then put them back together, you may be interested in the transportation field. There are a variety of career options available in the transportation industry that combine advanced technologies with hands-on skills. Pathways include Automotive Technology, Automotive Collision Repair, Small Engine Repair/Power Sports and Diesel Technology.

Apprenticeships: If you learn best by doing and have an interest in learning a skilled trade, a pre-apprentice/apprenticeship program may be for you. The apprenticeship pathway allows you to train in both a classroom setting and then alongside an industry expert through on-the-job training. Pathways include HVAC, Plumbing and Electrical Apprenticeship.

Need more information?

Chet Andes
Program Quality Manager, Trades & Industry, 208.429.5523

Andrea Colglazier
Administrative Assistant, Business & Marketing and Trades & Industry, 208.429.5537