DETROIT — Several dozen Detroit Public Schools students will get work experience as they start construction apprenticeships in the district, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Some 75 students will receive classroom instruction and onsite experience in construction trades by working at six sites in the district, the Tribune reported.

DPS is renovating and constructing new buildings at 18 sites. The work is part of a capital improvement program paid for by a voter-approved $500 million bond, the Tribune reported.

Chicago Tribune, "Student construction apprenticeship jobs start," July 7, 2010

Michigan Education Digest, "DPS to ask voters for $500 million bond," Aug. 27, 2009