ANDOVER — On Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and approximately 150 guests gathered at Greater Lawrence Technical School in Andover for an announcement by the Administration about the Career Technical Initiative, an effort to expand career technical education opportunities statewide to allow more people to access vocational education throughout the day.
Baker lauded the opportunities for both high school and adult students to access programs in advanced manufacturing and HVAC at GLTS. Last school year, GLTS launched a pilot “after dark” program to allow Lawrence High School students to take their core academic courses at Lawrence High from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and then travel to GLTS to take Machine Tool Technology/Advanced Manufacturing courses in the afternoon. This school year, GLTS expanded their “after dark” program to offer training in HVAC as well, and the school was awarded $100,000 by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education this October to support that programming further.
GLTS also launched an adult advanced manufacturing certificate program in 2018, and is continuing to expand that programming thanks to a $60,000 grant from the Baker-Polito Administration awarded this December.
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