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 About 5,000 American colleges, universities, and trade schools are eligible to apply to receive federal funding. Sarah Midkiff,, "How Teachers & Faculty Will Benefit From The $12.5 Billion Education Relief Fund," 7 May 2020 Some 5,000 American colleges, universities and trade schools are set to receive federal funding. Anemona Hartocollis, New York Times, "After Trump’s Criticism, Harvard Turns Down Federal Relief Money," 11 Apr. 2020 Having a good education, or playing a different sport, or entering trade school. Richard Morin, azcentral, "MLB pitcher Chris Archer attends Dream Series event, throws bullpen with high school catcher," 19 Jan. 2020 With tales of students struggling to pay back student loans becoming increasingly common, though, now could be the perfect time to publicize trade school as a fruitful alternative. Jessica Levy, Indianapolis Star, "The need to support HVAC and plumbing careers is getting desperate," 21 June 2019 That share is highest among those with no more than high school or trade school degrees and lowest among those with college or graduate degrees, the poll found. Los Angeles Times, "Californians broadly trust state government on coronavirus — but mistrust Trump, poll finds," 1 May 2020 Miron would like to possibly go to trade school, study to be an electrician or the skilled trades. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, "Stimulus checks can't come fast enough in Michigan: Everything we know so far," 24 Mar. 2020 This then opens and encourages a discussion for consideration of trade schools, for community colleges, for apprentice programs. Neil Senturia, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Don’t be so quick to dismiss that liberal arts degree," 14 Oct. 2019 As president of the Lo Bello Women’s Association, Aldaco helps put on at the Witte Museum the annual Fiesta Champagne & Diamonds Brunch, which funds scholarships to local academic and trade schools. Madison Iszler,, "Postponing Fiesta San Antonio until November amid coronavirus concerns has many nonprofits, service industry workers scrambling," 13 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of trade school

1829, in the meaning defined above

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29 May 2020

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“Trade school.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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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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