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GHS students get real-world job experience in pilot program

A new program is giving Gloucester High School students a chance to gain some real-world experience in the field of their choosing, while allowing them to earn some money at the same time.

Six local businesses, working hand-in-hand with the Gloucester Chamber of Commerce, the Gloucester Educational Foundation and the GHS Career Technical Education (CTE) department, have joined forces to offer the Gloucester Cooperative Education Partnership as a pilot program for the remainder of the 2017-2018 school year.

The program can be seen an extension of the school’s current CTE offerings. Gloucester High School currently offers students the opportunity to learn television production, automotive technology, culinary arts, architecture, etc. All of these classes are counted as an elective credit and many of these can even transfer to college credits. 

Previously, CTE teachers had the option of reaching out to local businesses on their own and informally working with them to connect...

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