Off to Work They Go!
Career Signing Day: Celebrating Our Seniors Career Plans – 5.25.21
Hi Ho Hi Ho, It's off to work they go! Our Cooperative Education Program (Co-op) hosted a Career Signing Day on May 14th. The signing ceremony celebrated our senior co-op and career placement students who announced their future career plans and signed a commitment letter to enter the workforce with their employer after graduation.
The continuation of employment with a full-time career offering more hands-on experience after high school is mutually beneficial for both our student-employees and their employers. The ceremony also acknowledged the local businesses employing our seniors based on their vocational skills, technical training, and expertise without a college degree.
A pool of students announced their plans during the ceremony, but several more who could not attend due to conflicting work schedules are also headed directly to industry careers. This ceremony marks the first wave of many more students excited to enter the workforce.
Mario D’Ascenzo of Blackstone, Plumbing, will take his vocational-technical training to T&J Heating, Air Conditioning, and Plumbing, Inc. in Bellingham. Employed as an apprentice plumber, D’Ascenzo will continue to work towards his industry licenses and certifications. He is thankful for the opportunity to learn even more in the trade.
Taegan Jerome of Sutton, Plumbing, will take his vocational-technical talents to MPC Services, a heating contractor in Sutton. Employed as an apprentice plumber, Jerome plans to obtain his plumbing license and become a master plumber. He is thankful for his parents, BVT staff, and instructors, especially Mr. Corriveau, Mr. Piazza, Mr. Gaskill, and Mrs. Corda.
Mason Leavitt of Uxbridge, Plumbing, will take his vocational-technical skills to Notturno Plumbing and Heating in Franklin. A licensed apprentice plumber since junior year, Leavitt plans to become a licensed master plumber. He would like to thank his shop instructors for teaching him the trade and the opportunity to pursue his passion and career in the plumbing industry. He is thankful for his parents and brother for always believing in him.
Plumbing Instructor, Joe Corriveau, said, "Having the opportunity to go directly to work for a local company is a testament to our student's hard work and dedication. We have seen a steady growth from all of these students over the years and are proud to see them all finish on a high note."
Timothy Smith of Uxbridge, Advanced Manufacturing & Fabrication, will take his vocational-technical training to Millibar, Inc., a manufacturer in Hopkinton. Smith has been on co-op for his entire senior year with this company and is excited to continue full-time employment as a CNC Manufacturing Technician to gain a better foothold in the manufacturing field. He would like to thank his family, friends, and shop teachers for all of their support.
Matthew Scholl of Northbridge, Advanced Manufacturing & Fabrication, will take his vocational-technical skills to Blackstone Valley Machine, a machine shop in Hopedale. He is thankful for the opportunity and the support of his family, friends, and shop instructors.
Darien Collins of Millbury, Advanced Manufacturing & Fabrication, will take his vocational-technical expertise to Lincoln Tool & Machine Corporation, a machine shop in Hudson. He is thankful for this opportunity and the support of his family, friends, and instructors.
Advanced Manufacturing & Fabrication Instructor, James Woodward, said, “I am proud of our students. Their hard work, dedication, and positive attitudes will serve them well in their future careers. We are excited to see them enter the workforce.”
Cullen Ryan of Uxbridge, Information Technology, will take his vocational-technical expertise to Worldband, a computer consultant in Bellingham. Ryan has been on co-op for his entire senior year with this company and is excited to accept full-time employment as an entry-level technician.
A position that will help him achieve his long-term goals while learning exceptional customer service skills and gaining knowledge within the cybersecurity world. He would like to thank his parents, friends, and everyone at Worldband for this opportunity.
Dylan Rosenberg of Northbridge, Electrical, will take his vocational-technical skills to Renaud Electric, an electrical contractor in Sutton. Rosenberg has been on co-op with this company since October of 2020 and is happy to accept full-time employment as an apprentice electrician working to obtain his electrician's license and hopes to own his own business one day. He would like to thank his parents, Maureen and Gary, and his family for always supporting him and his shop teachers Mr. Allen and Mr. Mitchell, for preparing him for his future career.
Jake Randall of Upton, Construction Technology, will take his vocational-technical talents to Baystate Outdoor Personia, a builder of custom outdoor structures in Bellingham, where he has been on co-op since October 2020. Randall is excited to accept full-time employment as an apprentice carpenter working to obtain his Construction Supervisors license and hopes to own his own business one day. He would like to thank his parents and his family for always supporting him and his shop teachers for preparing him for this career opportunity.
Also accepting full-time employment opportunities but not attending the ceremony due to conflicting work schedules are the following students:
Kyle Adams of Millbury, Automotive Technology, with Wagner Mercedes-Benz in Shrewsbury.
Jack Alexander of Bellingham, HVAC&R, with Precision Heating & Cooling in Grafton.
Grace Bernero of Upton, Cosmetology, with B Luxe Hair & Make-up Studio in Medway.
Logan Bethel of Milford, HVAC&R, with JJ Mechanical in Mendon.
Jake Irons of Blackstone, Automotive Technology, with Imperial Ford in Mendon.
Jacob Law of Blackstone, HVAC&R, with A Custom Company Plumbing & HVAC in Bellingham.
John Lowrey of Uxbridge, Automotive Technology, with Imperial Chevrolet in Mendon.
Nickolas Montani of Milford, HVAC&R, with Rodenhiser Plumbing, Heating, A/C & Electric in Holliston.
"There are many paths to success, and while I am proud of all of our career-focused students. I am incredibly proud of those heading directly into the workforce prepared and ready to launch their careers using their high school vocational-technical training," said Principal Anthony E. Steele. "Congratulations to all of our co-op and career placement students going directly into high-skill, high-wage employment."