Massachusetts Regional Workforce Blueprints identify careers that are currently in high demand, as well as critical industries where the projected workforce need is greater than the supply of trained employees. In collaboration with MassHire Workforce Development Boards, MassHire Career Centers, and local businesses our Post-Secondary vocational certificate programs are designed for adults seeking industry- approved technical skills in high demand industries and occupations. These tuition-based Certificate programs provide up to 900 hours of skilled training that prepare adults to enter the workforce or position themselves to be promoted within their existing place of employment.
Approved in 2019-2020: Carpentry and Electricity
Coming Soon…Advanced Manufacturing, Dental Assisting, Early Childhood Education and Care, and Practical Nursing (LPN).
Recent district high school graduates who reside in the towns of Ayer, Chelmsford, Groton, Littleton, Pepperell, Shirley, Townsend and Westford may apply (if space permits) to obtain a technical certificate in one of our 20 industry-approved technical programs. This tuition-free program provides eligible students real world skills that directly relate to a future career pathway. For more information, visit our Post Graduate Admissions Page.
Community Education provides vast learning opportunities for residents of all ages. Courses focus on career and technical training,academic and cultural enrichment,and health/wellness improvement.
Adult Programming – Nashoba at Night
- On-site evening classes begin twice a year (fall and winter) and focus on a variety of skill building including financial literacy, academic and personal enrichment, health and fitness, and “how-to” classes. Our trade-specific options include code classes, and may provide certification, industry credentials, as well as licensure preparation.
- Online courses are plentiful, offering both self-paced and instructor led courses that lead to new skills and enhance employment opportunities .
Middle School Programming – Junior Vikings
- After school mini-exploratory classes are geared for district 7th & 8th graders and project-based, with a focus on experiencing technical education.
- Summer Experience Junior Viking classes are geared for students entering grades 6-9 and project based, with a focus on exposure to and experiencing career pathways.