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South Coast SCUBA YouthWorks After School Program

GNB Voc-Tech students have an exciting opportunity to learn how to scuba dive in a forward-thinking, grant funded after-school program. The skills gained through this opportunity are more than just a hobby; they can expand career opportunities for our students in career paths such as metal fabrication, engineering, media technology, and electrical. Dignitaries from the state visited Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech to honor the school for receiving the grant. They toured and visited our facilities to learn more about the state-of-the-art equipment and high quality programs that the school offers to help prepare our students for unique workforce opportunities.
It is through our partnership with the Greater New Bedford Workforce Investment Board (GNBWIB), the Greater New Bedford Career Center/New Directions Southcoast, and Bob’s Sea and Ski of Fairhaven that GNB Voc-Tech students are able to participate in the after school Scuba Diving Programs.

To Be Eligible, Students me be:

  • Between 16-19 years old
  • Good physical and mental health
  • Able to successfully complete a swimming test
  • Commitment to attend all program activities
  • Positive academic standing, attendance school citizenship, and discipline record

For certification, students will participate in:

  • 25 hours of Scuba Diving classroom sessions
  • 20 hours of Pool Activities
  • Good physical and mental health
  • 2 days of Open Water Diving
  • 20 hours of classroom sessions on workplace safety, personal and workforce skill development, occupational goal setting, and applying and interviewing for jobs.


To see a video about Scuba Grant click on the play button below.

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