ANDOVER – Superintendent John Lavoie is pleased to share that Greater Lawrence Technical High School is participating in a statewide program that will train recent graduates in the field of energy efficiency and create new paths to employment.
Six young adults are taking part in the Clean Energy Pathways Internship Program. Three of the six are Greater Lawrence Technical School graduates from the Class of 2021 who studied Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC). The other three are adult learners who completed HVAC programs in the School’s Evening Career Technical Education Program.
“Employers in these fields have jobs waiting for qualified applicants, and their needs are growing,” Superintendent Lavoie said. “These internships are a proven way to build technical skills that employers are looking for, and to do so in a way that creates a more diverse workforce.”
The internship program is supported by MassSave, a coalition of six of the state’s leading energy providers. The program offers participants a nine-month paid internship in the high-demand fields of HVAC and weatherization. Interns also receive ongoing training, mentorship, and job-placement assistance.
“We are grateful to take part in the diversification efforts of a major, fast-growing industry. This program will help bring high-demand, good-paying jobs to young adults within our communities, which is what we strive for here at Greater Lawrence Tech,” said Susan Almono, the District’s Coordinator of Grants, Workforce Development, After School & Evening Programs.
A main focus of the program is to create a more diverse workforce within the energy efficiency industry, especially among those ages 18 to 25.