These Core Values inspire GNB Voc-Tech students to Lead The Nation with an education filled with rigor, relevance and meaning.

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a GNB Voc-Tech student will discover their ...

  • career options
  • passions
  • joy in life-long learning
  • path to success
  • synergy between co-workers and supervisors
  • social responsibility
  • respect of diversity
  • responsible citizenship
  • Anthony Perry

    Class of 2017 / United States Naval Academy

    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.

  • Kendra Bento

    Class of 2017 / Crime & Justice UMASS Dartmouth

    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.

  • Daniel Perry

    Engineering / Dual Enrollment at Cornell University

    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.


What's Your Destination?

All Students

Attendance Rates

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Graduation Rate

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Post Secondary Plans

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Further Education

colleges/advance technical schools



  • NHS
  • GSA
  • BPA
  • Skills
  • AfterProm


Massachusetts Skills Capital Grant Program

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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.

Continuing Education

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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.

When to Begin

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.

  • Electrical
  • Medical
  • Web Design
  • Carpentry
  • Steam Engineering
  • Plumbing
  • Welding
  • Photography
  • Auto
  • Safety

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
  • Painting
  • Clothing
  • Food and Health
  • Jewelry Making
  • Basic Stained Glass
  • Chair Recaning


GNB Voc-Tech

provides the academics, skills, and confidence students need to pursue career options, discover their passions and get on a path to success.



Location Map


1121 Ashley Boulevard - New Bedford - MA - 02745


(508) 998-3321

School Hours

  • Monday - Friday 7:30am - 2:31pm
  • Evening School,
    5pm - 10pm
Note: All Holidays and School Vacations are applicable