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By Timothy Soden-Groves
Pine Knot News 

School and trades help each other out

 

May 17, 2019

Photos by Timothy Soden-Groves / Pine Knot News

Cloquet High School senior Declan Goward (on the roof) prepares to nail plywood sheathing to a shed roof as students Nick Litke and Carter Milleker help out. The school is teaming up with trades unions to provide training for students.

Finding and getting started on a great career right out of high school is rarely an easy task. Yet helping to make that happen is what Cloquet High School, through its building trades program, has set out to do with its students ... with a lot of help from some local trade unions.

Vocational teachers Dusty Rhoades and Bret Gunderson led the way in transforming an already well-developed industrial arts program into a comprehensive building trades curriculum. While their diverse course offerings have laid a foundation of key skills, the combined efforts of school, trade union, and industry ar...



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