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Chef Instructor working with 10th, 11th & 12th graders; Wilmington, DE

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My son attended DelCastle! He majored in Graphic Design, but I love what you're doing!

Thank you!! We work hard at what we do and the students seem to really take to the challenges.

5th grade teacher in Delaware

Wonderful idea!

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My son attended DelCastle! He majored in Graphic Design, but I love what you're doing!

Chef Instructor working with 10th, 11th & 12th graders; Wilmington, DE

We obviously speak the same

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We obviously speak the same language!

“The society which scorns

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“The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy: neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.”

Culinary Arts grades 10-12 @Louisa County High School piedmont area of VA

Hear hear!

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CTE is not only valuable for active hands-on learners, but one of the goals for my class is to have _all_ my students learn the skills they will need in the workplace: courtesy, collaboration, tolerance, self-direction, initiative and overcoming unforeseen obstacles.

It seems like shop class

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It seems like shop class should not only be an option for “bad”, hyperactive, or low performing students, but for all students—even AP students. Couldn’t students study calculus, chemistry and shop, at the same school? I enjoyed the book below and think the author makes a good case for the intrinsic value of shop class for all students, even college graduates.
http://www.amazon.com/Shop-Class-Soulcraft-Inquiry-ebook/dp/B00273BHPU/r...

Chef Instructor working with 10th, 11th & 12th graders; Wilmington, DE

By the way, the New York

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By the way, the New York Times article went on to say that, for example, Tennessee’s 27 tech-based community colleges boast a 75% completion rate for skilled trades. Then again, maybe those career preparation terms are dirty words; covered in dirt, sawdust, used motor oil, screen-printers’ ink and little flecks of pasta dough. Maybe it is the right fit for preparing some of our youngest contributors to answer the call of ‘shop’ class. That is, if the wiring is working. I bet an Electrical Trades student could handle that.

An Electrical Engineer started in HS Electronics class

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Hello,
I'm an Electrical Engineer that started down that path through a HS Electronics class. Yes, I also finished a BS degree in one of the most difficult undergraduate programs offered anywhere. I was bored to tears with English Lit, Composition and History. My HS Math teacher was incompetent, but the guy who taught the Electronics class was a retired engineer who had a talent for teaching. Science and Physics where where my talent was found. I owe the guy who taught Electronics a great deal of gratitude.

Years later, I was working for a large electrical manufacturer designing and implementing distributed generation system for hospitals, large office buildings and shopping malls. I was having trouble finding competent electricians so I approached one of the local high schools. Turns out they had dropped the "trades" as they put it.

Have you ever tried to hire an electrician or plumber?? Bet they make a better living than you do... And this talent is largely ignored. Sad.

Arts Education Manager, State Agency

In Colorado, Career and

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In Colorado, Career and Technical Education is through the Community College System and prepares students for many occupations and careers including those in the Creative Industries. The third annual Creative Careers Festival is February 24 and will connect over 800 high school students with professional in fields such as film, digital media, 3-D animation, web design, stagecraft, audio technology and more! http://www.coloradostateplan.com/artsAV.htm

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