The Taylorville School District has tried to provide more opportunities for students to receive hands-on training in different career fields in recent years, and many students are taking advantage of the programs.
Taylorville Schools Superintendent Dr. Gregg Fuerstenau says the Capital Area Career Center, which 38 students are participating in, gives those students hands-on training in areas like cosmetology, law enforcement, and health occupations that can’t be provided at the high school.
Many THS students are also participating in the CollegeNow program at Lincoln Land Community College’s Taylorville campus. That programs gives high school students the opportunity to be in college classes as juniors and seniors in high school.
Fuerstenau commends the high school staff for the work they’ve put in to making the opportunities a reality.
Fuerstenau told board members at Tuesday’s meeting that he is proud to see Taylorville’s students participating in these off-campus programs and that those students have recognized the importance of their education for their future.