The Greater New Bedford Workforce Board and Old Colony Regional School District have joined efforts to help increase the number of qualified skilled Tradespersons. This free opportunity is funded by the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development. MassHire Program Services are funded in part by US Department of Labor (USDOL) Employment and Training Administration grants as well as non-federal funded grants.
Together, they have successfully coordinated two adult education courses in Welding and Culinary Arts through the newly established Old Colony Technical Institute (OCTI). Each of these hands-on courses will engage you in a basic understanding of these trades and address the shortage of qualified and skilled tradespeople in the fields. As a student you will have an opportunity to gain vocational hands on experience, followed by local job placement.
The mandatory orientation at Old Colony for all accepted applicants will be Jan 10, 2023, at 4:30. This is a free opportunity but, space is limited to ten individuals per class, so you must apply in advance. The OCTI program will begin January 17 through April 5, 2022. Monday through Thursday from 4:30 to 9:30 PM at Old Colony for a ten week training, followed by an externship at outside placements. The on site training will end on April 5, 2023.
- Be present every day and on time
- Serious, committed and ready for work upon completion of the program placement assistance is provided
- writing skills
- Basic computer skills (typing, logging in, app opening)
- Pass CORI
- Ages 18+ and high school diploma or equivalent
Please fill out the form linked here to request more information.