18 Apr 2008

New trades school to open in Northern Marianas

10:04 am on 18 April 2008

A group led by Northern Marianas businessman Anthony Pellegrino plans to establish a trades school that will train local residents to become carpenters, electricians, and plumbers, among other jobs.

Called the Marianas Trades Institute, the school will be a non-profit entity and will start operations next month.

Students will enter an apprenticeship program lasting several years depending on the trade selected and the time required to complete the course.

The courses will be open to males and females, and Mr Pelligrino says students will pay a modest tuition and book fee for each segment of the training.