1. Chicopee Academy to team with Westover Job Corps to give students a chance to learn job skills

    Chicopee Academy to team with Westover Job Corps to give students a chance to learn job skills

    Within a month of moving into a new school, educators at Chicopee Academy are developing a partnership that will allow students to learn a trade at Westover Job Corps. Under the proposal, juniors and seniors in good standing and on target to graduate will be allowed to spend half a day at the Job Corps so they can receive vocational training as well as a high school diploma, Academy Principal John G. Leonard said. The best part is the program will be virtually free to Chicopee Public Schools. The only expense may be a need to provide occasional busing for ...

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    1. This is great. I think we have a great future with this.
    2. The students at Chicopee Academy are the type of students we get. They are different type of learners.
    3. Nursing is a natural. We have a number of graduates who are enrolled in HCC (Holyoke Community College) for nursing now.
    4. They will need to be committed to doing it. It won't be for everyone.
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