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New Pathways to NDT: 21st Century Technical Education Connects High School Students to Real-World Careers

This article explores new high school technical and career programs in Texas, Minnesota, and North Carolina that specifically provide a pathway to careers in NDT. These new initiatives are fueled by the desires of students, parents, and educators for options outside of the traditional four-year college path, as well as urgent workforce needs within industry. Support from local industry and academia (such as community colleges) are essential to the success of the programs.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.32548/2021.me-04251

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