GNB area schools and students receive Skills grants

Congratulations to three schools which host Greater New Bedford area students on winning part of the $9.5 million in Massachusetts Capital Skills Grants from the Baker-Polito administration!

Dartmouth High School - $500,000: Dartmouth High renovated a space into a biotechnology lab. With this grant, the school will purchase a Z Space Lab, CNC machine, laser and plasma cutters, Anatomage Table, microbits, centrifuges, thermal cyclers and gel electrophoresis apparati.

Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School - $214,319: Old Colony’s electrical program and electronics engineering technology programs will purchase clean energy training equipment, a residential grid-tied and off-grid solar system, and a mock roof for installation training. The school will acquire new mobile robotics educational bundles, PCL automaton and monitoring equipment, mechatronics training lab, FANUC Industrial robot training and certification.

Bristol County Agricultural High School - $493,729: The high school will build on its Natural Resource Management program and Environmental Sustainability by incorporating drone technology, 3D design, mapping and modeling. Bristol Aggie students will become proficient in using research as an effective predictor for their businesses and the economy.

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