LIMESTONE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - The announcement of the state of the art Polaris facility coming to the valley has many educators perking up their ears. Some local school districts are now trying to find ways to help prepare their students for work at the plant.
Limestone County Schools Superintendent, Doctor Sisk wants to give his students a head start and a better shot at getting at getting a job at the plant, so he plans on continuing to expand The Limestone Career Technical Center.
In 2015, a new four million, 27,000 square foot career technical facility will be built to support Limestone County students. It will be a place where students will have a chance to gain relevant work experience before ever stepping foot in the Polaris plant. Doctor Sisk said he plans to use the facility to implement training programs that will be tailored to the Polaris plant's workforce needs.
"We're going to have to expand out welding program, were going to have to add injection molding." said Dr. Sisk. "We're going to have to do a better job teaching our paint booth technologies so we can give kids an opportunity to be ready to go to work when they graduate."
Last school year, the Limestone County Career Technical Center accommodated 500 students, this school year that number nearly doubled to 900 students. With the announcement of the Polaris plant, Superintendent Sisk excepts that number jump again.