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Upcoming Professional Development Courses

To register for the following courses please contact Ana Theodore at or at extension 396.



Automotive/Diesel Specific

GNB Voc-Tech HS
Contact: Henry DeGrace 508-998-3321 ext. 187 –

2nd Wednesday of the Month
PDPs will be issued
December 9th, 2015 4-6 PM / John Barrella – TPSM
January 13th, 2016 4-6 PM / Brian August – Altrom
February 10th, 2016 4-6 PM / Rich Butterworth – Brakes
March 9th, 2016 4-6 PM / John Barella – Advanced Engine & OS Sensor
April 13th, 2016 4-6 PM / Randy Lake – Permatex
May 11th, 2016 4-6 PM / Sean McGuerty – Filtration
June 8th, 2016 4-6 PM / Evan Leather – 3M Paint

To add courses to this list or to request a course, send information to Sheryl Piazza at or Henry DeGrace at

Metal Fabrication and Joining PDP Training

Metal Fabrication and Joining PDP Training

The Metal Fabrication and Joining Program would like to initiate a training program for PDP opportunity. We will have a five part Metal Fabrication Equipment operation and programming training, consisting of five two-hour sessions. The equipment will include; CNC Plasma Cutting System, Plasma Arc CNC Programming, CNC Press Brake, CNC Tubing Bender, Vertical Power Feed Band Saw, Hydraulic Shear, and Hydraulic Iron Worker.

Training time will be from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, the dates are 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, and 5/21.

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Understanding & Using Fuel Trim

Date and Time: Tuesday March 29, 2016 5:00PM – 9:00PM

Location: New Bedford Vocational 1121 Ashley Blvd. New Bedford, MA 02745

Class ID: STA-3803-4

Topics Covered: Theory behind Fuel Trim, The truth about rear oxygen sensors, and what actually do, How to effectively, How to effectively use your current scan tool when there is no rear fuel trim PID, Expand the use of your existing scan tools in diagnosing fuel related problems, and the most effective techniques for diagnosing fuel concers.

INSTRUCTOR: Richard Falco Jr.

Richard is an ASE Master Technician L1 with over 25 years in the auto repair industry. His technical experience includes Domestic, and European vehicles both at the dealership level, and as a successful shop owner. He has instructed technicians and college student in all aspects of automotive repair, and currently takes care of our customers throughout the southeastern U.S.