The recession has thrown up new and innovative ways for skill sharing. Enter Trade School, a range of classes that centralizes the act of barter and exchange.

The recession has thrown up new and innovative ways for skill sharing.  Enter Trade School, a range of classes that centralizes the act of barter and exchange.  In an era when individuals are looking to develop their careers or talents, but lack the funds to commit to traditional courses, Trade School is a pop up classroom in New York City's Lower East Side,  allowing for a way to learn but not be out of pocket.

Bushwick based Caroline Woolard founded OurGoods, the online bartering network she conceptualized along with Jen Abrams, Louise Ma, Carl Tashian and Rich Watts who decided to pool their shared resources and teach one another skills that the other did not possess.

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