U.S. Congresswoman Lori Trahan visited GLTS on Feb. 15 to meet with students, faculty and staff, and to learn about the innovating programming taking place throughout the school. While on campus, she took a tour the advanced manufacturing and STEAM shops, where students gave her a firsthand look on the projects they were focused on that week.
In January, Congresswoman Trahan was named to the Education and Labor Committee’s Subcommittees for Higher Education and Workforce Investment, and Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions. The committee focuses on education and training beyond the high school level, including post secondary career and technical education, apprenticeship programs, and job training (through initiatives like the Workforce Investment Act and vocational rehabilitation).
State Representatives Marcos Devers and Christina Minicucci also attended to learn more about everything going on at GLTS.
Following the tour, Congresswoman Trahan met with Superintendent John Lavoie to discuss future workforce training partnerships, access to programs and GLTS’ new technical programs.
“It was amazing to have Congresswoman visit us here at GLTS to see all the great work we’re doing every day,” Superintendent Lavoie said. “We’re excited that she will be working on the national level to support and increase opportunities for students in career technical education.”