Posts tagged Community Colleges of Spokane

Our Vanishing Trades, Update 2023

young man welding
Skills USA welding competition at Spokane Community College. All photos by K.S. Brooks

Tired. That’s what I heard in the voices of the local tradesmen I recently spoke to: They sounded tired.

Todd Spradlin, the face on our cover from four years ago when we at the Silverado launched a series of articles to raise awareness of Vanishing Trades – he no longer had that fight in his voice. I became deeply saddened.

We met in a coffee shop to talk about what trends he was seeing with the trades since our last effort and, frankly, it didn’t seem like he was seeing any improvement on his end. Talent was still hard to find, and the businesses in this area – plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and more – continue to be in dire need of workers.

While getting young people – or anyone – to work in the trades may not have improved, there is quite a lot of movement to make things better. Read More

Gluten-Free Living: Upcoming Classes, Spring 2020

The Community Colleges of Spokane will be hosting Gluten-Free Living classes at the following dates, times, and locations:

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at Magnuson Hall, Room 121, from 9-11 a.m. (parking fee required)

Thursday, April 30, 2020 at the Colville Campus, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. (free parking)

Saturday, May 2, 2020, at Magnuson Hall from 12-2 p.m. (free parking)

Registration in advance is required – classes must meet a student quota or will be cancelled 1 week prior to class date – so make sure to call and get yourself a spot! Classes cost around $7 per person. Call 509-279-6030 or 800-845-3324 and choose option 1 to be connected to a registration agent. All ages are welcome.

ACT 2 Program classes