GLTS to offer apprenticeship classes for locals | News

Locals can get training and internship for high-demand trades at Greater Lawrence Technical School this fall.

The school will offer professional electrical and plumbing courses this fall, preparing trainees to take journeyman trade exams. Classes are open to graduates of the Greater Lawrence Technical School and students from the region.

“We strongly encourage our alumni and students in the area to apply. Space is limited,” said Chief Inspector John Lavoie. “These classes are a great way to develop the knowledge needed for proficiency in these professions, and for students to grow and progress in their careers.”

Both programs offer classes over two semesters that teach the general principles of the crafts to prepare students for the Massachusetts journeyman exams for the respective professions.

The electrical program consists of four lessons of 75 hours each for a total of 600 hours. The plumbing program consists of five courses of 55 hours each, a total of 550 hours in the program.

These classes are part of the state’s Career Technical Institutes initiative to help people gain training in high-paying and in-demand professions. This year, 9,000 to 13,000 additional adult learners statewide are expected to earn the industry credentials, giving them opportunities to land jobs in these skilled industries.

Courses must be taken in sequence, so students must begin in the fall to complete their education in the spring. Classes are held from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM, two days a week. Classes are scheduled on Monday and Wednesday, or Tuesday and Thursday.

The cost is $1,100 for the year for any level of electrical training, $900 for the year for any level of plumbing training. Registration is online only. Payment must be made upon registration.

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