Shawsheen Tech hosts Career Night

January 27, 2023
Shawsheen Tech Junior Nick Gerasimov from Billerica assists a middle school visitor with a hands-on soldering activity in the Plumbing shop during the regional vocation-technical school’s Career Night. Photo from Shawsheen Tech

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More than 350 people attended Shawsheen Valley Technical High School’s seventh and eighth grade Career Night last week. Families from all five towns in the Shawsheen district, including Bedford, toured the school, experienced student-led, hands-on activities in the 22 career-technical shops, met with coaches from the Athletic Department, and visited with academic staff and extra-curricular activities advisors.

Shawsheen Tech Junior Jasmine Johansen from Billerica speaks to a middle school visitor in the Health Assisting shop during the regional vocation-technical school’s Career Night. Photo from Shawsheen Tech

The event is timed to allow students and families a final opportunity to explore the regional vocational-technical school before the Feb. 1 admissions deadline.

First-year Shawsheen Tech Superintendent-Director Tony McIntosh enjoyed the chance to show off his new school to the public.

“Any event that allows us to showcase the application-based learning model that is at the heart of everything we do is a great experience in my opinion,” said McIntosh. “Having the opportunity to open our doors to the students, families, and community stakeholders that support our school and programs is a welcome opportunity.” 

McIntosh was impressed by the energy his current students displayed interacting with potential new students.

Visitors to Shawsheen Tech’s Career Night learn about the variety of employment opportunities provided by the Advanced Manufacturing shop. Photo from Shawsheen Tech

“As I moved throughout the building, I was very impressed with the passion and enthusiasm of our current students as they shared their stories and skills with potential recruits for the Class of 2027,” added McIntosh. “This was a great event for everyone that attended.” 

Shawsheen Tech’s new Director of Data, Assessment, and Admissions, Hallie Larocque, echoed McIntosh’s enthusiasm for the event. 

“Events like Career Night and tours allow many of our potential students from the sending districts to see and experience some of the unique learning opportunities Shawsheen Tech provides for all students,” said Larocque. “As a new Admissions Director, my goal is to open our school so that students and families get to see and understand the quality of education that Shawsheen Tech provides.”

All Career Night visitors were entered into a raffle to win one of two Adirondack chairs designed and built by students in the Carpentry program in addition to watching the Shawsheen Boys Basketball program host Tewksbury in the Donovan Gymnasium.  

For more information regarding Shawsheen Tech’s admissions process or to request a tour, contact Hallie Larocque at 978-671-3641 or go to

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