Addison Trail students visit Local 150 as part of National Apprenticeship Week career-exploration field trip

On Nov. 16, 15 Addison Trail students participated in a career-exploration field trip to the ASIP (Apprenticeship and Skill Improvement Program) Local 150 in Wilmington as part of National Apprenticeship Week. That event is a nationwide celebration, where industry, labor, equity, workforce, education and government leaders showcase the successes and value of Registered Apprenticeship for rebuilding the economy, advancing racial and gender equity, and supporting underserved communities. 

Those students are enrolled in Addison Trail Career and Technical Education (CTE) or School to Work classes (which provides pupils with real-world experiences through visiting local businesses and meeting with career professionals). During the visit, participants had an opportunity to try the heavy equipment simulators to experience some of the training. They also learned about the expectations and benefits of Local 150’s four apprenticeship programs, which are:

  1. Heavy Equipment Operator (OE)

  2. Heavy Equipment Repair Technician (HET)

  3. Geothermal/Well Driller (GWDO)

  4. Construction Material Inspector (CBI)

For more information about Local 150, go to

District 88 is committed to providing multiple and flexible pathways for students to ensure they are college and career ready and continues to partner with colleges/universities and local businesses to expand these opportunities for students. District 88 invites companies to collaborate with the district and support students. See details at