Prospective students, their families, and Bedford residents interested in learning more about the school are invited to Shawsheen Tech’s annual community open house on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 6 from 2 to 4 p.m. The open house will showcase Shawsheen’s academic, career, and its 20 vocational-technical programs as well as all athletic teams, extracurricular clubs, and activities.
Nancy Asbedian, who serves as Bedford’s elected representative on the Shawsheen school committee along with Brian O’Donnell, told The Citizen that there are currently 39 Bedford students enrolled at Shawsheen tech. To her satisfaction, this number has been climbing in recent years as more Bedford students take advantage of the range of programs offered.
Asbedian enthusiastically endorses Shawsheen for their winning championships, “not only in athletics but in skills,” she said. Students compete locally and nationally in SkillsUSA, a nonprofit national education association that serves students preparing for careers in trade, technical, and skilled service organizations. In addition to its vocational programs, Shawsheen tech also offers a wide range of academic programs.
One way of introducing Shawsheen to prospective Bedford students is via the “road show,” as Asbedian calls it, which is a presentation to eighth graders at the John Glenn Middle School, an event that happened recently. She reported that the students were engaged and excited to hear what the school has to offer.
About Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational School District
Established in 1965, the Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical School District (SVRVTSD) serves the five member towns of Billerica, Bedford, Burlington, Tewksbury, and Wilmington. Its Superintendent is Anthony (Tony) McIntosh, who assumed his position in July 2022.