Trades Education Program
Posted February 6, 2017 at 5:47 am by Tim Dustrude
The League of Women Voters of the San Juans will present a program with Victoria Compton, director of the county Economic Development Council, speaking about the establishment of the Trades Education Program in the county. This meeting will take place on Monday, February 13th at 12:00 noon in the library conference room at the San Juan Island Library. All are welcome.
In her message to the San Juan County Council last year, Compton said, “The EDC is working to create trades education workshops and apprenticeships for our young adults and trades employers. We want our youth to have access to trades training, throughout the San Juan Islands; to “train up” our kids and to make sure we have enough carpenters, plumbers, health care workers, automotive and marine techs – and enough trained entrepreneurs to continue the good work of our trades business owners when they retire. We want our young people to stay here, to start families, to thrive and succeed.”
“We’ll be partnering with schools, with employers, with other agencies, to make sure our young people have the training they need to fill high-wage trades jobs in our community.”
“Such an investment in education for our young adults and support for our business owners will pay dividends for decades to come.”
There will be time for questions and answers. Plan to join us for this informative meeting.
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