trade school


Definition of trade school

: a secondary school teaching the skilled trades

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Jiro went onto study couture in Paris while Gabby took sewing and pattern making classes at a Los Angeles trade school. Sara Radin, Teen Vogue, "Poche Studio Is the Fashion Brand Making Bucket Hats Inspired by Cakes," 17 May 2019 Still others attend trade school or community college or go through the training cycle in a union or merit-shop training program and achieve certification. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "How to Become a Skilled Tradesperson," 13 Mar. 2019 With over 5 million twitter followers, AOC dominates the platform and news cycles espousing her progressive politics that include Medicare for all, a sweeping Green New Deal, free public college and trade school, and a federal jobs guarantee. Doug Friednash, The Denver Post, "Friednash: Denver’s AOC — Candi CdeBaca — has already shaken the city but could this disruptor rattle Congress too?," 4 Aug. 2019 Maddy Voytek, of the Maryland Retailers Association, also promoted a scholarship for students in college and trade schools in Maryland that is tied to the tax-free week. Catalina Righter,, "Comptroller visits Carroll to kick off tax-free shopping, check in on burgeoning brewery industry," 22 July 2019 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

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First Known Use of trade school

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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