Shoreland’s
Skilled
Trades
Academy

Shoreland’s Skilled Trades Academy offers classes for students who are eager to learn a skilled trade and for those who just want to know their way around a toolbox.

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Resources
The Skilled Trades Academy instructors have shared a resource for students and parents to learn more about opportunities in the trades. Read More

Did you know?

In 2018 Harvard University predicted that only 33% of all jobs will require a 4-year degree or higher, while the overwhelming majority (57%) will be middle-skilled jobs requiring training at the credential or associate degree level.

Watch this video to learn more about gaining a competitive edge in today’s economy.

Shoreland stories

Olivia Mooney

For starters, Olivia is one of a few women in the trades program. But she had always been encouraged by the Skilled Trades Academy teachers and her parents to pursue her career. In particular, Olivia says Shoreland’s Mathematics Teacher Jason Hagedorn, Business Teacher Scott Zondag and Dean of Students Paul Strutz worked tirelessly to be sure that their students understood the concept or work they were presenting until everyone in the class mastered the task. Read her story

Eric Gowens

He credits his fortunate circumstance – to be a 19-year-old high school graduate with a good-paying, full-time job – to Zondag and all of the other teachers who prepared him for the trades. “They taught me a lot of fundamentals,” he says, adding that among them is the ability for collaboration and teamwork. Read his story

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