Carrington College's Trades Education Center Announces New Program Director for its Trades Programs

New role will leverage decades of experience to guide faculty and help students build rewarding careers
PHOENIX - Aug. 26, 2021 - PRLog -- Carrington College is pleased to announce that Kim Schofield has been appointed to serve as program director for the trades programs at its Trades Education Center, which offers students a career-focused education in Electrical Technology, Maintenance Technician, and Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC-R).

Being born and raised in Phoenix, Schofield has served in a variety of different roles throughout his 30+ years in the trades industry. He worked as an electrical and mechanical technician performing preventative maintenance, machinery repair, machine building, and even advanced installations for manufacturing equipment. He also served as CEO of his own electrical contracting company for more than nine years, providing him with the additional experience of being able to build and manage a successful business within the industry.

"When someone has worked in the trades industry for as long as I have, you learn a lot about what it takes to find success," said Schofield. "It is an honor to share this knowledge with faculty as we are committed to student achievement with a skills-based approach to education."

The opening of the Trades Education Center marked a historic milestone for the college and the Phoenix community as it continues to address the growing demand for more local trade professionals.

"We want to educate and help develop the next generation of skilled tradespeople who will build our local economy," said Schofield. "At Carrington College we are in a unique position to not only help these students build their careers, but also provide local businesses with a skilled labor force. I'm excited to support both the trades and the Phoenix community that we have been a part of for nearly 40 years."

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About Carrington College
Established in 1967, Carrington College empowers students to achieve their goals, find success and make inspiring contributions to our global community. Carrington College offers a diverse range of programs that lead to a Certificate of Achievement or Associate of Science degree. The college offers programs which prepare students for careers in the medical, dental, veterinary, criminal justice and industrial trade fields. Carrington College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC/WASC), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information can be found at:

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