HAVERHILL — Superintendent Maureen Lynch is pleased to announce Whittier Tech was recently awarded $90,000 in grant funding as part of the Career Technical Initiative (CTI) through the State of Massachusetts to offer two evening educational training programs for unemployed and underemployed adults.
The programs include a 200 Hour Welding Career Training Program and a 200 Hour Advanced Manufacturing Career Training Program. Both programs begin the week of Feb. 22, 2021 and run through the week of May 20, 2021. The welding program will run in the evenings Monday through Thursday. The advanced manufacturing program will run Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and Saturdays.
Candidates must be adults who identify as unemployed or underemployed and must be Massachusetts residents. Eligibility is also determined by a passing MA and NH CORI.
The programs are being run in partnership with the MassHire Merrimack Valley Career Center.
“We are thrilled to be able to offer Massachusetts residents this opportunity to develop and build their skills in order to find jobs in these high demand areas,” Superintendent Lynch said. “Thank you to the Baker-Polito Administration for this funding and for their continued support of career technical education programs.”
If you, or someone you know is interested in either of these career training programs, please reach out as soon as possible to Tia Gerber, Director of Community Partnerships at Whittier Tech at [email protected] or to Carolina Prinzivalli at MassHire at [email protected]
Whittier Tech was one of eight vocational schools in the state to receive a portion of the $1.3 million available to support efforts to increase access to career and technical education by the Baker-Polito Administration.
The state-funded Career Technical Initiative will prepare students and adults for careers in high-demand and high-growth sectors, with an emphasis on underserved populations and underrepresented groups. The funds will allow districts to operate Career Technical Institutes, which run in shifts and provide career and technical education opportunities to high school students and adults. As a result of offering training outside of traditional school hours, career and technical education schools are able to serve more students.
The grants include funding to deliver adult training, credentialing, and placement services in partnership with MassHire Career Centers and Workforce Boards.
Approximately 9,000 to 13,000 additional adult learners are expected to earn industry credentials, opening opportunities for them to obtain jobs in high-demand skilled industries.
If you wish to enroll into a program or if you are a business seeking to fill vacancies in these occupations, please visit www.commcorp.org.