trade school


Definition of trade school

: a secondary school teaching the skilled trades

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Students who wanted to go on to college or trade school had their tuition paid by the Masons. Andrew Wolfson, The Courier-Journal, "The 'sad, scary case' of how a nursing home whistleblower exposed a fatal cover-up," 3 July 2019 Unlike most traditional college scholarship funds, the company welcomes applications from high school students who are choosing a two-year college or a trade school over a traditional four-year degree. Jessica Levy, Indianapolis Star, "The need to support HVAC and plumbing careers is getting desperate," 21 June 2019 Eighty percent of Lawn Life's young employees stay in school or enroll in a trade school. Sheila Vilvens,, "Northside man in Washington, D.C. to receive national award," 18 June 2019 Most of those in the study were in college or trade school at the time of the survey. City News Service,, "Living near marijuana dispensaries makes youth more likely to use it, study finds," 17 June 2019 Younger students and those who are behind on fewer credits still would pursue traditional diplomas, which are more familiar to colleges and trade schools, district officials said. Meg Wingerter, The Denver Post, "Adams 12 alternative school offers career tests as alternative way to graduate," 8 June 2019 Established in 1939 and now housed in nine buildings on a 35-acre campus, the nonprofit Perry Tech is one of the nation’s brightest trade school success stories. Chuck Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "The State of American Trade Schools," 13 Mar. 2019 Work in the field for two or three years to find out if the trades are a good fit before going to trade school. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "How to Become a Skilled Tradesperson," 13 Mar. 2019 While some designers attend a trade school and go on to work at a major clothing brand, others start out in an entirely different career and pursue fashion design much later in life. Jessica Andrews, Teen Vogue, "How a First-Generation Fashion Designer Pays Tribute to Her Ghanaian Heritage," 26 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of trade school

1829, in the meaning defined above

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11 Jul 2019

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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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