Apprenticeships at FHS!

Members of NH Forward, who are partnering with LRCC, Franklin High School and local manufacturers, working to adopt the world-famous German American Chamber of Commerce (GACC) Apprenticeship Program, spoke with members of the sophomore and junior classes today!  The newly-launched Franklin pilot program brings together a two-year partnership program with Franklin High School (FHS) students, local industries and (LRCC). A student who successfully completes the program will earn an Associate Degree from LRCC,  receive a guaranteed job offer from the sponsoring company, and possess a nationally-recognized apprenticeship certification from the GACC.  This is an incredible opportunity for our students, and the first program like this in the state.  Students heard from Ken Wells as he explained the power of the program and also were able to get a first hand view into both PCC and Watts and what they offer students as a career path.  This program provides students with a pathway for a future career, training on site while being paid, as well as payment for pursuing college degrees.  Currently, Franklin is offering multiple classes to prepare students, as well as partnering with LRCC so students can earn both high school and college credit before they even graduate!