trade school


Definition of trade school

: a secondary school teaching the skilled trades

Examples of trade school in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In selecting a skilled-trade school, Social Finance, working with Burning Glass Technologies, which analyzes job-market data, sought a program for an occupation in demand with potential for the worker to move up the career ladder. New York Times, "Job Training That’s Free Until You’re Hired Is a Blueprint for Biden," 7 Apr. 2021 Gagarin had gone to trade school, earning top marks, before joining the Soviet Air Force and undergoing pilot training. Gregory Mcnamee, CNN, "This Soviet cosmonaut was the first human in orbit — fueling the space race," 12 Apr. 2021 Claire Ferrara, president of Standard Heating & Air Conditioning, is proof that Dunwoody College of Technology is not your grandfather's trade school. Star Tribune, "How Standard Heating's third-generation leader navigates challenges," 4 Apr. 2021 Scholarship offered: The Brunswick Rotary Foundation will be giving four $1,000 scholarships this year to high school seniors to further their education either in college or in a trade school. Sam Boyer, cleveland, "Is it just coincidence or something mysterious? Whit & Whimsey," 26 Mar. 2021 Helping 50 teens in northern Arizona with tools to gain admittance to college, trade school or initiating their careers. Ivana Venema-nunez, The Arizona Republic, "176 Arizona nonprofits receive Season for Sharing grants, many to help address COVID-19 needs," 21 Mar. 2021 Besst was a trade school graduate and worked fixing things his whole life. Paige Fry,, "Familiar face in Bridgeport killed in neighborhood he loved: ‘I guess the man upstairs needed a handyman’," 19 Feb. 2021 Tusan started the foundation to help high school students attend college or trade school. Brayden Garcia, Dallas News, "After losing two sons to violence, an Arlington woman turns to service," 3 Feb. 2021 Part think tank, part trade school, the institute is intended to get members prepared for a future of artificial intelligence, robots, drones and self-driving cars. oregonlive, "American labor movement looks to Oregon women for new leader, solidarity," 30 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of trade school

1829, in the meaning defined above

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28 Apr 2021

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“Trade school.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of trade school

US : a school in which people learn how to do a job that requires special skills

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