Vocational Education: The Other Four Year Degree

Suzanne LaGrande
Nov 23, 2019 · 1 min read

An interview with Michael Burch, Sal Castañeda Jr., and Nate Waas Shull

Students, teachers, counselors and parents are told that to get a good job they must obtain a college degree. Yet, many students graduate from college with enormous debt and limited job prospects. There is an alternative, and one that not many people have heard about. Suzanne LaGrande talks to Michael Burch, Sal Castañeda Jr. and Nate Waas Shull about vocational education and apprenticeship opportunities for careers in the trades

Community Relations Representative for NW Carpenters, Michael Burch educates students, counselors, and parents about apprenticeship programs in the trades. For more about apprenticeships and training opportunities in Oregon visit: pnci.org

As an advisor for Portland Community College’s Apprenticeship, Trades, and WeldingDepartment, Swan Island Trades Center, Sal Castañeda Jr introduces high school students, and organizations to the trades as a career path through apprenticeship programs. For more information visit:https://www.pcc.edu/about/locations/swan-island/

As Vice president of Partnerships at All Hands Raised, Nate Waas Shull brings together practitioners and leaders from education, business, government and non-profits to improve the success of Multnomah County youth. All Hands Raised is particularly concerned with eliminating educational and commensurate economic disparities associated with race,ethnicity, and gender. For more information visit: http://allhandsraised.org/

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