S.T.A.R.T. (Career Exploration in the Trades Industry)

Is S.T.A.R.T for you?


  • Explore concepts relating to Building Construction, Landscape Design, and exposure to Metal Fabrication and Precision Machining?
  • Reinforce work-based experiences with classroom lab instruction?
  • Enhance leadership skills?START Icon

S.T.A.R.T. stands for Skilled Trades Aptitude Readiness Training and is a one-year Sophomore Career Readiness Program. It is designed to allow you to explore four of the trades offered at KCCC: Metal Fabrication & Welding, Precision Machining, Landscape Design & Management, and Building Trades. You will be taught many of the foundational skills applied in each of these two-year programs.  At the end of your sophomore year you will be given the opportunity, yet not required, to enroll in one of these four programs for the following school year.

The Skilled Trades Industry is currently expanding and in need of qualified employees. If you have an interest in this industry, the S.T.A.R.T. Program is a great way to jump-start an exciting and profitable career!START

Come explore the many options available in the Skilled Trades Industry.



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