The After Dark Program offers Lawrence High School, Phoenix Academy, Andover High and Methuen High students the opportunity to receive a career and technical education at GLTS. It’s called “After Dark” because students attend GLTS for technical training from 3 pm – 5:30 pm. In the morning, students attend their local high school for academic classes from about 10 am – 2 pm.
The GLTS After Dark Program is designed to respond to the unmet demand for vocational education experienced by Gateway City students and students who have historically been underserved, including students of color, low income students, and those with less than stellar academic records. All of the technical career pathways offered through the GLTS After Dark Program align with local, regional and statewide labor market needs.
Available vocational programs:
- Advanced Manufacturing (Fall 2025)
- Automotive Services Technology
- Health Assisting
- Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R)
- Information Technology
- Welding and Metal Fabrication
Students are recruited during their sophomore year and attend the program during their junior and senior year. When successfully completed, students receive their HS diploma from their local high school and a technical certification of completion from GLTS that qualifies them for in-demand, career pathway jobs in high-growth industries.