Local high school students preparing for careers in manufacturing, health care and other technical careers soon could get on-the-job training earlier.
Partnerships being considered between area high schools, the Central Nine Career Center and local businesses would focus on getting students mentoring or internships to get experience and possibly land a job in the future.
Technical training is getting more attention statewide. Earlier this year state lawmakers created a council tasked with helping schools and businesses work together to provide more technical training to students. And now Greenwood Community High School and Central Nine are working on a partnership aimed at better preparing students for jobs after graduation.