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, including Tewksbury. Registration is rolling admission and is open online now 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 20 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 to 4:45 p.m. 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): January 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26
Session 2 (Burlington and Wilmington): January 31 and February 2, 7, 9, 14, 16
Session 3 (Bedford, Hanscom and Tewksbury): February 28 and March 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.