High School Hopefuls

High School Hopefuls

A changing employment market could ultimately prove friendlier to electrical trade training in secondary schools. But the long shadow of college prep looms over it and other vo-tech programs.

Don Blake’s introductory electricity classes at F.K. Marchman Technical College in New Port Richey, Fla., once consisted mostly of students drawn from high schools in the Pasco County School District. But his most recent all-day class of about two dozen students included only three high-schoolers, despite Marchman being classified as a district high school.

High School Electrical Training

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