Come On By For a Visit. Let Us Show You Around.With an educated work force steeped in a history of innovation, invention, and business success, the historic Blackstone Valley region offers the community an exceptional quality of life. Its position, at the intersection of rail, road, and air networks, makes it ideal for local, regional, and international business efforts. Twelve major colleges are situated within thirty minutes of the Blackstone Valley, including leaders in business, technology, medicine, and liberal arts. Located in the heart of the region, BVT is easily accessible within an hour’s drive of Boston, Providence, Worcester, and Hartford.In partnership with local colleges, businesses, and economic development agencies, BVT works toward enhancing the economic, social, and historic strengths of the region. The school acts as a focal point for the region by sponsoring local, regional, and state level conferences on the economy, technology, and education; establishing regional technology and school-to-career initiatives; completing hundreds of hours in community service projects which draw on students’ and instructors’ vocational technical skills; and actively participating with government agencies, chambers of commerce, educational collaboratives, and the media.
Did You Know We're a "Green School?"
Blackstone Valley Tech is a model project in the Green Schools Initiative of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative. In our last renovation, long-range energy-saving and cost-effective measures were implemented to create a healthier and more productive environment. The school is designed to save more than 40% in energy consumption, a predicted $160,000 per year. Environmentally friendly features include:
• Two solar photovoltaic systems
• Light tube technology to enhance natural lighting
• Occupancy and daylight sensors to reduce the need for electrical light
• Energy-efficient air conditioning and solar water heating equipment.
Maintaining these features provides hands-on learning opportunities that give students a competitive edge when they enter the workforce. Green technologieshave been added to the curriculum in math, science, and vocational technicalsubject areas so that all students can develop a healthy appreciation for energy conservation and safeguarding precious natural resources.
Directions to Our CampusWe are located at: 65 Pleasant Street, Upton, MA 01568From the North: Take Route 495 South to exit 21B, bear right toward Upton. Follow approximately 5 miles to the set of lights at the intersection of Route 140. Cross over Route 140 to Maple Avenue and continue to the end. At lights turn left onto Pleasant Street to BVT on the left.From the South: Take Route 495 North to exit 21B, bear right toward Upton. Follow approximately 5 miles to the set of lights at the intersection of Route 140. Cross over Route 140 to Maple Avenue and continue to the end. At lights turn left onto Pleasant Street to BVT on the left.From Rhode Island: Take Route 146 North to exit 2, Chocolog Road, Uxbridge. Bear right on ramp and then turn left onto Route 146A North. Follow to intersection with Route 122 and turn left onto Route 122 North. Travel through Uxbridge to Whitinsville and turn right at the lights onto Church Street Extension. Follow to end and turn left onto Quaker Street. Continue through one set of lights to BVT on the left.