Vocational Education: The Other Four Year Degree

NOTICE: KBOO’s board meeting scheduled for Monday, July 22nd at 6PM has been cancelled. The reason for the cancellation is that many board members are traveling/on vacation and so quorum is not possible. The next scheduled board meeting will be on Monday, August 26th at 6PM. Questions or comments can be emailed boardfeedback@kboo.org. Thank you.

Hosted by: 
Produced by: 
KBOO
Air date: 
Mon, 06/17/2019 - 12:00am to 12:45am
More Images: 
Suzanne LaGrande interviews Michael Burch, Sal Castañeda Jr. and Nate Waas Shull

Students, teachers, counselors and parents are told that to get a good job they must obtain a college degree. Yet, many students graduate from college with enormous debt and limited job prospects. There is an alternative, and one that not many people have heard about. On today's show, Suzanne LaGrande talks to Michael Burch, Sal Castañeda Jr. and Nate Waas Shull about vocational education and apprenticeship opportuntities for careers in the trades

Community Relations Representative for NW Carpenters, Michael Burch educates students, counselors, and parents about apprenticeship programs in the trades. For more about apprenticehips and training opportunities in Oregon visit: pnci.org

As an advisor for Portland Community College's Apprenticeship, Trades, and WeldingDepartment, Swan Island Trades Center, Sal Castañeda Jr introduces highschool students, and organizations to the trades as a careerpath through apparenticeship programs. For more information visit:https://www.pcc.edu/about/locations/swan-island/

As Vicepresident of Partnerships at Alll Hands Raised, Nate Waas Shull  brings together practitioners and leaders from education, business, government and non-profits to improve the success of Multnomah County youth. All Hands Raised is particularly concernedwith eliminating educational and commensurate economic disparities associated with race,ethnicity, and gender. For more information visit: http://allhandsraised.org/

Download audio file