AUSTIN, Texas – October 29, 2019 – This week, nine students from Premier High School® – Austin North and Pflugerville, ResponsiveEd® public charter schools, committed to pursuing careers in electrical services. At a pre-apprenticeship induction ceremony, the inaugural class was welcomed into the partnership program between the school’s Career & Technical Education Program and TRIO Electric.
“Learning this trade will provide a platform for you to build your future on,” says TRIO Electric President and CEO Beau Pollock. “This is your time to realize the opportunity you have in front of you and to be dedicated and stay committed.”
A fabrication lab has been assembled on the Austin North campus, where students will earn high school credits while training for two years alongside TRIO’s electrical service professionals. The program is intended to help dedicated students come away with the experience needed to begin a career as an electrician right after graduation.
“Our country has a major shortage of skilled laborers, and electricians are on that list,“ says Premier High School Superintendent Dina Acevedo. “This gives students who are not planning on attending college right after high school a skillset that is in high demand.”
Since 1999, Premier High Schools® has been providing hope for students looking for an alternative to a traditional, direct-teach educational environment. Comprised of more than 35 campuses within the ResponsiveEd public charter system, this unique, tuition-free school model is designed for credit recovery and early graduation for students who thrive in smaller, independent learning environments that emphasize the use of technology and one-on-one teacher interactions.