trade school


Definition of trade school

: a secondary school teaching the skilled trades

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There are plenty of reputable private trade schools around the country. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "How to Become a Skilled Tradesperson," 13 Mar. 2019 The Tacoma school was ranked as one of the top 25 trade schools in the nation by Forbes in 2018. Katherine Long, The Seattle Times, "Students who beat steep odds credit Washington educators who wouldn’t give up on them," 4 Feb. 2019 Montecito High School seniors celebrated the leap to new opportunities at colleges, trade schools and jobs during their graduation ceremony held on the Ninth Street campus lawn June 6. Julie Gallant,, "Montecito graduates look ahead to new options," 12 June 2018 The trade school specializes in Bottega Veneta’s signature intrecciato woven leather technique. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Tomas Maier Is Exiting Bottega Veneta After 17 Years," 13 June 2018 To be eligible for one of this year’s $1,000 awards, applicants must live in Plainville and have successfully completed at least one year of academic study at a college, university, or trade school. Rachel Lebeaux,, "Deadline for scholarship awards June 15," 6 June 2018 Some students will begin coursework this fall at Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology to prepare for the trade school’s opening, Hayes said. Myah Ward, charlotteobserver, "New Charlotte program offers free construction skills training for students and adults," 30 May 2018 Adult learners can also use money invested in a 529 college savings plan for courses at a qualified college or trade school. Kerry Hannon, New York Times, "The Cost of Going Back to School as an Adult," 5 June 2018 Ted wasn’t a very good student and at one point enrolled in a trade school to learn drafting. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, "Ted Dabney Helped Found Atari and Build Pong, an Early Videogame Hit," 31 May 2018

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1829, in the meaning defined above

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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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