According to a Durham Technical Community College press release, “Durham Public Schools and Durham Technical Community College are collaborating with local businesses to fulfill the need for skilled trade workers in the area. The WayMakers: Durham’s Skilled Trades Pathway is funded through $450,000 in grants from the A.J. Fletcher Foundation. Durham Public Schools will receive $300,000 and Durham Tech will receive $150,000.”
With its funds, Durham Public Schools will create a Skilled Trades Academy at the Southern School of Energy & Sustainability.
The Academy will offer courses in construction, electrical, HVAC, plumbing and in leadership and entrepreneurship.