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Students Engage in High Demand Skilled Trades Event in Edgewood

Students from across the area had the opportunity to get some hands-on experience with careers in the trades on Tuesday. 

Delaware County Economic Development, the Edgewood Chamber, Kendrick Forest Products and NICC partnered to host the High Demand Skilled Trades Event at Kendrick Forest Products in Edgewood.

Nineteen different career paths were represented at the event – everything from engineering and construction to electrical and meat processing. 

Maggie Sommers, Marketing and Communications Coordinator for Delaware County Economic Development, says the event was held for the first time last year and it was such a hit with the students that they brought it back this year.

Sommers believes Tuesday’s High Skilled Trades Event shows there is a viable workforce in Delaware County. 

Students had the opportunity to take a tour of Kendrick’s saw mill in the morning before meeting with the local trade industries the rest of the day. Lunch was provided by Franny’s Street Eats, a local food truck in Edgewood, and paid for by an Alliant Energy Foundation grant.


photos courtesy of Delaware County Economic Development

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