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Shawsheen Tech hosts Career Night

  • Shawsheen Tech hosts Career Night

    Applications deadline is February 1st for incoming Class of 2027

    BILLERICA – More than 350 people attended Shawsheen Valley Technical High School’s 7th and 8th grade Career Night last week. Families from all five sending towns toured the school, experienced student-led, hands-on activities in the twenty-two career-technical shops, met with coaches from the Athletic Department, and visited with academic staff and extra-curricular activities advisors.

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

    “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



    ST CareerNight1: 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.

    ST CareerNight2: Shawsheen Tech Junior Jasmine Johansen from Billerica makes a demonstration to a middle school visitor with a hands-on soldering activity in the Health Assisting shop during the regional vocation-technical school’s Career Night.

    ST CareerNight3: Visitors to Shawsheen Tech’s Career Night learn about the variety of employment opportunities provided by the Advanced Manufacturing shop.

    About Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational School District

    Established in 1965, Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical School District (SVRVTSD) is a student-centered public institution serving the five member towns of Billerica, Bedford, Burlington, Tewksbury, and Wilmington. Shawsheen Valley Technical High School serves more than 1,300 students in grades 9-12 and is “Dedicated to Excellence in Education”, integrating academics with more than 20-vocational-technical career pathways.

    Shawsheen is located in Billerica, MA on a sprawling 100-acre campus. The school building features state-of-the-art facilities and athletic fields, twenty-four varsity sports, and dozens of extra-curricular clubs and activities. All of Shawsheen’s faculty and staff are committed to the mission “to provide a positive learning experience in a safe educational environment that encourages all students to reach their full potential, emphasizes the value of a strong work ethic, and prepares them for adult life in a competitive world.”

    Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical School District also provides high-quality educational programming for youths and adults through Adult Education, Afterschool Exploratory Programs, Community Events, and Summer Camps and Enrichment Programs. Shawsheen is consistently working to increase its rich and varied programming opportunities for the community, which supports its mission that education is a lifelong, continuous process with many paths to living a successful and fulfilling life.