HELLO LHS STUDENTS!
The After Dark Program offers Lawrence High School (LHS) students the opportunity to receive a career and technical education at GLTS. It’s called “After Dark” because students attend school each day from 11 am to 5:20 pm. Academic classes take place at LHS from 11 am – 2 pm, and technical training is at GLTS from 3 pm – 5:20 pm.
Currently 4 programs are available to LHS 11th graders:
- Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration (HVAC/R)
- Welding and Metal Fabrication
- Machine Tool Technology
- Automotive Services Technology
Students attend the program during their junior and senior year. When successfully completed students receive their HS diploma from LHS, and a certification of completion from GLTS that qualifies them for in-demand, career pathway jobs in high-growth industries.
The GLTS After Dark Program is part of the Baker-Polito Administration’s Career Technical Initiative. It’s made possible through support from the Smith Family Foundation and MA DESE CTE Partnerships.
Up to fifteen LHS students can be accepted into each CTE program each year. LHS sophomores will be recruited each spring to begin the After Dark program in the fall of their junior year. Entrance requirements include being on target to graduate, 14 or fewer absences in a year, no excessive tardies or discipline issues, and a genuine interest in pursuing a technical education. Students must submit an application for consideration, and participate in orientation activities.
CTE Program Videos
We have put together videos of each of the vocational programs available to you. Watch each of these videos to learn more about the exciting career and technical training opportunities available through the GLTS After Dark Program!
A video from the Welding and Metal Fabrication Program is still under development. In the meantime, to get a better understanding of this technical area, review the American Welding Association “Why You Should Become a Welder” video found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlOEBAIkmwg