Building Tomorrow's Workforce. Say Yes to Career & Technical Education and a Strong Workforce

One exciting feature of the bond is that it will allow us to expand career and technical education options for high school students.

Working in partnership with a consortium of area community colleges and technical schools, Lawrence Public Schools seek to provide expanded Career and Technical Education opportunities for high school students, as well as support local technical training for adults and area businesses. This is especially critical because 26% of Lawrence high school students go directly into the workforce.

The bond dedicates $5.7M to provide:

  • A 30,000 sq. ft. Career and Technical Education Center at Holcom, a central site
  • More college and career readiness by expanding opportunities for students in Health Science, Machine Technology, Networking/Cisco and Commercial Construction
  • A community center to meet local technical training needs in partnership with area community colleges
  • Increased ability for our schools to grow good employees who are ready for the future
  • Enhanced opportunities for high school students to earn college credit and industry-recognized certificates

The school bond proposal includes an addition at the school district's Holcom site, 2600 W. 25th Street, to house new Career Pathways. These high-tech programs help students build college and career readiness skills, and can be offered in a more cost-effective manner at a centralized location, rather than duplicating them at each high school.

This expanded career and technical education program will help students be prepared for work in a changing world.

Please vote YES on April 2nd.