Congratulations to Christopher Cummings, Manager of Career Vocational Technical Education (CVTE) at New Bedford Public Schools. New Bedford High School has been awarded a $250,000 Skills Capital Education Institutions grant from Massachusetts’s Baker-Polito Administration. The grant is part of an $11.7 million allocation to 47 educational institutions across the Commonwealth to update equipment and expand student enrollment in programs that provide career education. Grant awards require an endorsement by their respective local MassHire Workforce Board and must align with the region’s strategic labor market blueprint.
New Bedford High School will be using the award to establish a Marine Manufacturing Training laboratory to prepare students for careers in marine and maritime industries. The laboratory will be outfitted with traditional and virtual welding equipment and carpentry training equipment.