Luxemburg-Casco is taking additional steps to make sure its students are book smart and street smart. The district has expanded its apprenticeship program which allows students to get academic credits that count towards their diploma off campus. Students leave for a factory or manufacturing facility during the school day according to Career and Technical Education Coordinator David Gordon.
Juniors and Seniors are eligible for the program. Gordon says students in the apprenticeship program appreciate their education more because they understand how what is taught at school becomes applied in the real world at a job. With the cost of college rising and skilled trades in demand, the L-C apprenticeship program can be an alternative path to a career that remains affordable for everyone.