Posted on April 13, 2015 by

Want to learn to build or fix
Or bake a pie or stir a mix
What it takes to cut your hair
Refrigerate the office air

Design a dress for night or day
Or figure out just what to say
On philosophy and poly sci
The history of you and I

Become a nurse or climb a pole
Electrify the city whole
Counsel youth, repair computers
Basic Skills are our best tutors

ESL and architecture
There’s more to school than just a lecture
At Trade you’ll learn a lot by doing
A job is what you are pursuing

You’ll use your brain in every way
There’s classes held on Saturday
Trade Tech‘s been here for 90 years
Our students are the pioneers

What once we used to call Voc Ed
We now call CTE instead
What matters most and what we stress
Our biggest goal: student success

If what you love is cosmetology
Or want to study micro-biology
I offer you a simple rule
Just come enroll at our great school

Comments (7)


  1. Judith Samuel says:

    This is perfect! Thank you Lou!

  2. Carole Anderson says:

    Very cool!

  3. Thanks Lou,
    This is good to know — and really important.
    I hope that there are events for the 90th???
    Let me know if I can help.

  4. Nancy Kaye says:

    Some much information so cleverly put forth!

  5. Ethel says:

    Yo are so talented, Lou. I just love the rhyming. Just one thing I need to know. What is CTE? .

  6. Sunday, June 21 at 6pm the Colburn School Adult Wind Ensemble will be performing at Trade-Tech at the 90th Anniversary festival. It’s going to be a great concert. Mark your calendars.

  7. Stella Resnick says:

    Wow! What a great school and what a great tribute–in rhyme no less! I’m very impressed with Trade Tech and with your imaginative poetry!!

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