Montachusett Vocational students to attend career day

Staff Report
Published: 10/11/2021 1:55:44 PM
Modified: 10/11/2021 1:55:47 PM

Students from Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School will be among the schools participating in the New England Concrete Manufacturers Association Announces Career Day for Massachusetts vocational students Oct. 13-14at the Boxboro Regency Hotel & Conference Center.

The New England Concrete Manufacturers Association is an organization committed to grow the masonry and hardscape industry by identifying and developing pathways to success for students and individuals through promotion, education and connection. The nonprofit provides grants, material donations, education to instructors, and hosts industry-related events through-out the year, according to a press release.

The Career Day will have 23 sponsors, 15 industry contractors and 150-200 vocational students.

“Workforce development has always been a critical cornerstone to the trades industry, especially now. Our association strives to work with our vocational educators and industry members to cultivate and match students of the masonry and hardscape trades with employers where they can achieve career success upon graduation” said NECMA Executive Director Brian Scanlon. in a prepared statement.

The event will run 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. Students will be broken into three groups and will rotate through visiting and speaking directly with contractors and exhibitors and hearing from a panel of industry experts. Students will also be able to attend mini-lectures offered by industry professionals and business owners detailing their experiences in the industry, as well as learning from exhibitors about the latest products, technologies, and techniques from manufacturing through installation.

Up to 200 students are expected to attend from Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School, Bristol County Agricultural High School, Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical High School, Greater Lawrence Technical High School, Greater Lowell Technical High School, Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical High School, Shawsheen Valley Regional Technical High School and Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School.

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