What Is A Non-Traditional Career?

When you hear "Non-traditional" career, it generally applies to careers your gender (boy or girl) does not "traditionally" go into. For girls these broad areas involve technology, trades such as construction and welding, and public services such as police and fire. For boys the areas involve early childhood education such as elementary school teachers, and healthcare careers in the field of nursing. There are many advantages to non-traditional careers, such as the ability to stand out in a field of applicants, and the fact that non-trad careers often pay exceptionally well!

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Forest Grove Viking House Featured on NPR!

Last year's Viking House

Each year Forest Grove High School construction students build a beautiful single-family home known as the "Viking House," which is then put on the market and sold.

The Viking House is a great example of the power of hands-on learning, dedicated students, enthusiastic teachers, and support from the community, and now NPR is taking notice.

Please click here to listen to the story featured on NPR's Morning Edition.

Congratulations to teacher Chris Higginbotham and his class for another successful Viking House and many more to come!

Extra Credit:
Viking House official website
Forest Grove High students put finishing touches on 2010 Viking House (Oregonlive.com)
High schoolers building houses in self-funded program (The Oregonian)