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Seven Days reports:
Eighteen thousand people worked in the Barre granite industry at its peak in 1929 — quarrying the rock, carving and shaping the stone, creating the tools used in the stone sheds.
These days, that number is down to 650, but local manufacturers still need skilled workers.
The Vermont Granite Museum in Barre hopes to provide them. Through a partnership with Norwich University in Northfield, the museum has created a bachelor's degree program aimed at producing a new generation of skilled stone designers and workers.
Read the full Seven Days article.