The goal of graduating seniors is to have a bright future.
Longview Public Schools took a big leap forward in providing high school students with great career options with the grand opening of the new pre-apprenticeship program at Mark Morris High School.
The program, developed in partnership with the local trades including IBEW 48 and UA 26, and with generous funding from JH Kelly, will serve students from across the district for years to come.
The new skill center will give students the chance to be hands on and learn the trades, and upon graduation be prepared to enter a union apprenticeship program.
The grand opening event brought supporters together from the community, labor unions, JH Kelly, state government, city government, Longview School Board, numerous community leaders, and school district personnel.
19th District State Representative Brian Blake said, “This is a fantastic program and it’s great to see the school district partner with business and the trades to prepare young people for rewarding careers.”
Students from all Longview high schools will be able to enroll in the pre-apprenticeship program.