CORE VALUES of GNBVT
Our students experience an education which blends academic instruction with career and technical skills. The vocational skills aquired give them a competitive advantage.
Our students are ready for college or immediately qualified to begin their trade; whatever the choice, our highly qualified staff encourages the best in our students.
Our students put what they learn into action through internships or co-op opportunties at more than 200 local companies. The real-world training provides a strong advantage.
These Core Values inspire GNB Voc-Tech students to Lead The Nation with an education filled with rigor, relevance and meaning.
a GNB Voc-Tech student will discover their ...
- career options
- joy in life-long learning
- path to success
- synergy between co-workers and supervisors
- social responsibility
- respect of diversity
- responsible citizenship
GNBVT is the best combination of college preparedness and career development. Both academics and shops work hand-in-hand to create motivated, hard-working, and conscientious artisans who take pride in their work. I whole heartedly recommend GNB Voc-Tech as the best option to prepare the next generation of workers and scholars for future success.
GNBVT prepared me for my future by allowing me to get a real world experience in my trade and showing me the different paths I could take right into the workforce and also prepared me for college.
At GNB Voc-Tech, my teachers were highly supportive and provided classroom experiences preparing me for my future by imitating both college and workforce environments.
- Agriculture & Construction
- Legal, Life Sciences & Service
- Consumer Services, Information & Transportation
- Arts & Manufacturing
- College Preparation
- Career Major Related Studies
- Advance PlacementCourses
- MCAS Ready
Athletics & Clubs
- Competes in SouthCoast Conference
- Div 2 State Champions
- Business Professionals of America
- Voc-Tech Theatre Company
- Cultural Consciousness Club
What's Your Destination?
Attendance Ratesin school daily
Graduation Ratein a typical year
Post Secondary Plansdeveloped prior to graduation
Further Educationcolleges/advance technical schools
The United Way Annual Board Public Board meeting was held in the student forum on October 19, 2017...
More than 30 junior students in our Carpentry program participated in part of the construction of the Team Noah playground...
Every year, Voc-Tech seniors in our Electrical program assist in the infamous lighting of Clasky Common Park...
Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech’s Metal Fabrication and Joining and Visual Design departments spread holiday cheer in a unique way this season by participating in Wreaths across America.
The Bears Care project distributed 158 stuffed bears to the New Bedford Police department, Child and Family Services, Dartmouth Fire Department, Boston's Children Hospital, Pediatrics Unit at St. Luke's Hospital, and Gifts to Give.
Thanks to the outstanding efforts of the Juniors and Seniors, the cosmetology program raised almost $500 with their holiday fundraiser this year. The proceeds will go to Holiday Helpers, a program that sends gifts and funds to families in need.
Massachusetts Skills Capital Grant Program
This grant provides an opportunity for relevant, real world learning opportunities for students in the robotics and automation field- Tommy Canastra, engineering instructor
Superintendent James O’Brien is pleased to announce that Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech has been awarded a $250,000 competitive grant from the Massachusetts Skills Capital Grant Program. The program’s goal is to increase the capacity and quality of technical training and education by awarding funds to eligible schools and institutions for the purchase of capital equipment to provide high quality learning opportunities and to support workforce development for high demand industries throughout the commonwealth. This is the 2nd consecutive year that GNB Voc-Tech has been awarded a major competitive Massachusetts Skills Capital Grant award.
GNBVT offers more than 60 continuing education classes for adults taught by certified instructors.
The Continuing of Education will enhance your skills in the licensed and non-licensed trade and even provide recertification. Some examples are in Electrical, Plumbing, Steam Engineering and Medical. Also, you can learn to speak conversational Spanish or Portuguese and to upholster furniture, decorate a cake or relax with yoga.
Weekly classes begin the week of September 11th!
These trades are Chapter 74 approved Vocational Technical programs, along with being approved by various Massacusetts boards of regulations and standards.
- Web Design
- Steam Engineering
The language courses that are offered here are to introduce and further conversational skills.
- Conversational Spanish
- Advanced Conversational Spanish
- Conversational Portuguese
- Advanced Conversational Portuguese
- American Sign Language
The practical art courses that are offered give a wide variety of different interest for the passionate continuing learner.
- ￼ ￼Floral/Gardening
- Food and Health
- Jewelry Making
- Basic Stained Glass
- Chair Recaning
FACES OF GNBVT
Mark ThornhilTeaching Assistant / Coach
Since the age of 14, running was a big part of his life. Coach Thornhill ran for the New Bedford High track team ...
She currently being trained in classical piano, and believes the classical genre is the backbone of all music...
Nicholas MitchesonEnglish Teacher
His mother, who was a big inspiration in what he does today, was a teacher herself and helped create his love for literature...
provides the academics, skills, and confidence students need to pursue career options, discover their passions and get on a path to success.
PREPARATION. PASSION. PERSEVERANCE.
1121 Ashley Boulevard - New Bedford - MA - 02745
- Monday - Friday 7:30am - 2:31pm
- Evening School,
Mon-Thurs5pm - 10pm