Project Explore

  • Project Explore has concluded for SY 2023-24 

    Registration for Project Explore SY 2024-25 will open October 1, 2024 for all three sessions. The tentative dates for each session is listed below.

    Session 1: Billerica (JAN 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23 from 2:15-4:45 pm)

    Registration Deadline: Friday, November 22, 2024

    Session 2: Burlington & Tewksbury (JAN. 28, 30 + FEB 4, 6, 11, 13 from 2:15-4:45 pm)

    Registration Deadline: Friday, December 13, 2024

    Session 3: Bedford, Hanscom, & Wilmington (FEB. 25, 27 + MAR. 4, 6, 11, 13, time TBD)

    Registration Deadline: Friday, January 24, 2025

    Project Explore is a free quality after-school program offered to 7th grade students who reside in the Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical School District (Bedford, Billerica, Burlington, Tewksbury, and Wilmington).  It is an opportunity for students to visit Shawsheen and explore 6 of the 20 vocational-technical programs over a three-week period.  Bus transportation is provided from each sending middle school, as well as to a bus stop near the attendees home at the end of each day. Programs featured generally include: Advanced Manufacturing, Automotive, Bakery, Carpentry, Cosmetology, Culinary, DVC, Electrical, Graphic Arts, Health Assisting, Masonry, Metal Fabrication, and Plumbing.  Featured programs are subject to change, and students are assigned to a rotation at random.