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The Artisan Imprint

These plaques represent the rich traditions that our past and present students have in being an Artisan. The Voc-Tech faculty, staff and student body are committed to making a difference throughout our community.

James O’Brien

Superintendent , Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School

The Artisan Imprint is an ongoing initiative that began in 2018 and honors the impact that GNBVT student projects have on our school and the Greater New Bedford community.  Within the logo, the trinity of the hand, mind and heart exemplify the values of each member of the GNBVT community. The hand depicts the craftsmanship of the artisan, the mind in this image turns into a leaf to show the artisans’ creativity, intellect and care for the environment, and finally, the heart portrays the passion that every artisan puts into all of his or her work. 

The original vision for this initiative was to create a seal of the Artisan Imprint logo to brand each project completed or worked on by students of Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech  in the community. This brand was created so that the work of our students is visible to our communities for decades to come. At the beginning of this school year, Superintendent O’Brien met with Mr. Fred Toomey and Mr. Rob Gomes and discussed the many projects that were completed  by GNBVT students since the Off Campus Construction began. As a way to put our brand on the projects, the Artisan Imprint plaque medallion was created. Two weeks ago, the school met with representatives from the Fairhaven Animal Shelter, Dartmouth Council on Aging, the DCOA garage,  Dr. John C Bullard Wellness Center, the Buttonwood Zoo Barn, the Louis Whitlow Memorial Building at Clasky Common Park, and the New Bedford DPI Garage at Brooklawn Park which were all projects worked on by our students over the years. Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech  is proud to announce that on December 16th, the vision of the Artisan Imprint brand has finally come to fruition. Off Campus Construction students installed seven Artisan Imprint plaques and each medallion was installed on the buildings in their own unique way. It was a great experience for the students and the representatives from these municipalities. This series of installations is only the beginning as there are many more medallions to be installed.

“These plaques represent  the rich traditions that our past and present students have in being an Artisan. The Voc-Tech faculty, staff and student body are committed to making a difference throughout our community.” Superintendent O’Brien remarked. Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech is proud to leave its imprint on our communities! 

View article about the Artisan Imprint previously reported by SouthCoastToday