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Teachers Need To Know About Trade Five Grants

Trade Five knows nothing is better than true, hands-on learning.

That's why the Trade Five foundation offers a $500 grant to educators wanting to take learning to the next level.

Your students will benefit from taking a fresh look at the skilled trades. These hands-on occupations are changing—they still call for craftsmanship, but they’re more high-tech, high-demand and high earning than ever before.

Have your students’ exploration of the skilled trades paid for. Whether it's a field trip, a site tour, or a skilled trade related project—Trade Five wants you to have the all the tools necessary for getting students excited and involved in these five incredible industries! For more information check out Trade Five's website and its resources page here. 

Amanda Whitmire of Freedom Middle School in Canton, Ga took advantage of this grant, and below you'll see why it was a success for her and her students. Mrs. Whitmire applied for and was awarded the grant and took her class to a local manufacturing facility to show students what a modern manufacuring operation looks like. 

Check out Mrs. Whitmire's story and if you're interested in applying for the grant you can fill out the application here or of you have additional questions please email Ashley Shaw at

Parrish Walton

Parrish Walton is a communications specialist with the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD). He is the primary author of the Georgia@Work blog, which aims to educate Georgia citizens on all of the great things done by the Workforce Division within GDEcD. Parrish is a proud product of the public school system of... more