ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — By the time he graduates from Spaulding High School in June, P.J. Perkins will already have interviewed with a local aerospace manufacturing company. And the ink will barely be dry on his diploma when he collects a college certificate a few days later.
Perkins and 10 others are part of a pilot program that Republican Gov. Chris Sununu wants to expand statewide. They spend their mornings at the high school before heading across the street to Great Bay Community College, where they are earning certificates in advanced composites manufacturing at no cost to their families. In early June, they will have job interviews with Safran Aerospace Composites, a subsidiary of a company that makes aircraft engines and satellite propulsion systems.
Credit: Holly Ramer, Associated Press (AP)