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Building Foundations: Industrial Tech Students Are Union and Career Ready

By Nancy Cambria, University City, Director of Communications

When he started his sophomore year at University City High School, Da’Shaun Calicutt knew that college was not for him. It was a confusing time as he went to school uncertain about why he was there and his future.

He knew he liked doing things with his hands. He liked putting his hands and mind to a task, “grinding it out,” and seeing it through to a final product. Then, the high school’s Counseling Office connected him with Career and Technology Education (CTE) teacher Stephen Wurst. Wurst, who is also a journeyman cabinetmaker, assured him that there was a strong pathway to a stable and well-paying career for him right out of high school. READ THE FULL STORY