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Registration is open for 7th Grade Project Explore at Shawsheen Valley Technical School
Free after-school program offers students experience in some of the trades offered as majors at Shawsheen Tech
Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical School District will host its annual Project Explore program for 7th grade students starting in January. This program will be offered three times in coordination with Shawsheen’s sending middle schools. Registration is rolling admission and is open online at ShawsheenTech.org. Space will fill on a first come-first serve basis, and a waiting list will generate once capacity is reached.
Project Explore is a free quality after-school program offered to 7th grade students who reside in Shawsheen’s school district: Bedford, Billerica, Burlington, Tewksbury, and Wilmington. This program provides students with an opportunity to discover career options through exploration of six out of the twenty vocational-technical programs offered as majors at Shawsheen. The program runs for three weeks and is held on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, from 2:15-4:45pm. Bus transportation is provided from each sending middle school to Shawsheen, with complimentary drop-off service near the attendees’ home (stops are determined prior to the start of each session).
The session dates are as follows:
Session 1 (Billerica): JAN 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26
Session 2 (Burlington & Wilmington): JAN 31 + FEB 2, 7, 9, 14, 16
Session 3 (Bedford, Hanscom, & Tewksbury): FEB 28 + MAR 2, 7, 9, 14, 16
The 2023 Project Explore season will feature the following programs: Advanced Manufacturing, Autobody, Automotive, Bakery, Carpentry, Cosmetology, Culinary, Dental Assisting, Design and Visual Communications, Electrical, Graphic Arts, Health Assisting, Metal Fabrication, and Plumbing. Programs are subject to change, and students are assigned to rotate through programs at random.
About Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational School District
Established in 1965, Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical School District (SVRVTSD) is a student-centered public institution serving the five member towns of Billerica, Bedford, Burlington, Tewksbury, and Wilmington. Shawsheen Valley Technical High School serves more than 1,300 students in grades 9-12 and is “Dedicated to Excellence in Education”, integrating academics with more than 20-vocational-technical career pathways.
Shawsheen is located in Billerica, MA on a sprawling 100-acre campus. The school building features state-of-the-art facilities and athletic fields, twenty-four varsity sports, and dozens of extra-curricular clubs and activities. All of Shawsheen’s faculty and staff are committed to the mission “to provide a positive learning experience in a safe educational environment that encourages all students to reach their full potential, emphasizes the value of a strong work ethic, and prepares them for adult life in a competitive world.”
Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical School District also provides high-quality educational programming for youths and adults through Adult Education, Afterschool Exploratory Programs, Community Events, and Summer Camps and Enrichment Programs. Shawsheen is consistently working to increase its rich and varied programming opportunities for the community, which supports its mission that education is a lifelong, continuous process with many paths to living a successful and fulfilling life.