Jamie Boll WBTV On Your Side Tonight Interview with Jennifer Nichols and Scott Whitlock.

We are delighted to share this news interview with you featuring Jamie Boll, our Executive Director – Jennifer Nichols, and our Tile and Masonry lab partner Scott Whitlock (Whitlock Builders). There are tremendous opportunities and careers available in trade and technical jobs and a high labor shortage for those positions right now. Our free charter trade high school will allow students to enter a trade position upon graduation with no need to take on additional college debt.

Aspire Trade High School video filmed in partnership with Nudura.

Nudura video featuring Aspire Carolinas Foundation – Executive Director – Jennifer Nichols.

Topping Out Ceremony – January 10, 2023

We are excited to share photos from the Aspire Trade High School Topping Out Ceremony! This is when the last steel beam is placed before the roof goes on the building. A big thank you to Samet, our construction team, and all our partners and supporters for their hard work and dedication!

Trade Exploration Day – October 8, 2022

A big thank you to everyone that came to our trade exploration day! We enjoyed meeting you and talking with you about our trade offerings at the high school.

Lake Norman Publications Article

We are excited to share this article by Lee Sullivan at the Lake Norman Media Group about our Aspire Trade School and Samet Building Corporation groundbreaking ceremony! Please click the link to view.

Aspire Trade High School and Samet Building Corporation – Groundbreaking Event.

June 9, 2022 – Aspire Carolinas Foundation was thrilled to host our groundbreaking event in partnership with Samet Building Corporation! The Aspire Trade High School is scheduled to open in the fall of 2023. This state-of-the-art building will be the first trade high school of its kind in Mecklenburg County. A big thank you to our Aspire Carolinas Foundation Board: Dale Halton, Jennifer Nichols, Jim Secunda, and Lauren Nicholson and all our partners: Boomerang Design, Burton Engineering, Concrete Supply, Nudura, Dryvit, Tremco, Trane Technologies,  SteelFab, Müller Corporation, Precision Plumbing and Atrium for helping to make this project happen!