Vocational Training Is Back as Firms Pair With High Schools to Groom Workers

12 Sep 2018

Economic Development

Gabe Schorner never considered himself a good student until he enrolled in his 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-based submarine manufacturer, where he is now making $16.50 an hour.

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