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Our Mission

To operate and promote career development and workplace preparation programs through active partnerships with the community and industry so that students learn skills and gain competency as they work toward their professional goals.

TRADART Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization devoted to the advancement of craftsmanship training with an emphasis on industry standards. TRADART Foundation believes that education should reflect the nobility and equality of both academic and vocational training studies.

To that end, concerned citizens, educators, and industry leaders in Santa Barbara, California join TRADART Foundation’s work dedicating themselves to salvaging, creating, and implementing skills training programs so students have an opportunity to learn marketable skills before they leave high school.

TRADART Foundation’s primary goal is to define and support the classes that teach said skills through a Career Technical Education Pathway that begins in junior high and extends through high school, community college, the world of work, and beyond.

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Our Partners and Friends

  • DD Ford
  • Architectural Millwork
  • Partners in Ed
  • SBCC
  • FSCC
  • Gordon Fiano
  • Hayward Lumber
  • Santa Barbara Glass Company
  • Buena Tool
  • A. Wood Electric
  • Action Roofing
  • Solid Rock Construction
  • Wilson Plumbing
  • SBCA
  • Noozhawk
  • Martin Roofing
  • Capital Group
  • Pathway In Education

Support TRADART Foundation

When you support TRADART, you are supporting local Santa Barbara youth, providing them the opportunity to learn skills and prepare for success. Your donations go directly towards preserving Career Technical Education programs for students, to build community and enrich lives.

All donations to TRADART Foundation directly fund all our programs. TRADART Foundation's board members are a working board. It has no paid staff. Each board member is engaged as a volunteer.

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