Santa Barbara, Calif. – Paulo Sitolini, Chief Operating Officer of Hayward Lumber, will join the Board of Directors for TRADART Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of craftsmanship training for Santa Barbara junior high and high school students. Paulo is a leader in the local construction and tradespeople community and has been key […]
In the way scientists are working on the cure for COVID-19 virus, the six Santa Barbara Unified School District CTE Building and Construction Pathway instructors spent long hours coming up with a joint plan for their distance learning program this school year 2020-2021. Plans for a creative new school year Online learning started on August 18 for the 800 Building and Construction […]
During the global COVID-19 pandemic, millions of jobs were lost or put on hold. With these times of instability, the construction industry has held on strong as an essential industry. Here are the perspectives of essential business managers in the Santa Barbara community. Erwin Villegas, Frank Schipper Construction Co. Frank Schipper Construction Co. is […]
Caleb Chadwick and Bill Gourley, both TRADART Board members and Building and Construction Technology Instructors for the Santa Barbara Unified School District, had a great opportunity to promote CTE through one of the biggest media companies in the world! We are so happy our TRADART team members had this experience of a lifetime! Bill Gourley […]
During this time of calamity, we hope you and your loved ones feel safe, secure, and cared for. The Santa Barbara Unified School District is holding school on line, including the shop classes. We put the health of our community before all, so the plans we had for putting on our Annual BIG SHOW have […]
The TRADART Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in Santa Barbara that devotes itself to craftsmanship training and industry standards, believing that education needs to reflect the nobility and equality of both academic and vocational training studies. Founded in 2000, the foundation partners with the Santa Barbara Unified School District to help over 200 students each semester learn craftsmanship […]
How Santa Barbara High Schoolers Are Learning Trades and Constructing Their Futures
Three tiny homes built by advanced woodworking and construction technology students from Santa Barbara public high schools are up for auction this month. A 230-square-foot house, built on a DMV-registered flatbed trailer, comes with a bathroom, kitchen features and a sleeping loft that can fit a queen-sized bed. The home is on display from 5 […]
TRADART Foundation is Santa Barbara Contractors Association’s April Member Spotlight! Learn more about the Tiny Houses project and how we’re helping kids connect to construction!
The Santa Barbara County Education Office (SBCEO) has announced the winners of the Marvin Melvin Career Technical Educator Awards.