Students in the Carpentry learn both construction and finish cabinetry. Students have the opportunity to work in a variety of settings, on various building projects in the school district. They work in a technical area equipped with the latest machinery and tools, plus on-the-job supervised training at off-campus work sites. Cabinetry constructed in the technical area is transported to job sites and installed. During these projects students learn machine operations and safety procedures. While working on community projects they also gain valuable experience in millwork, cabinetmaking, lamination, renovation, restoration, framing, roofing, door and window installation as well as siding, sheet rocking, and insulation. They enjoy the hands-on experience, creativity, development of talents, and a wide range of career opportunities.
Nashoba Valley Technical High School is proud to announce that the Carpentry program has gone Green by integrating new green building guidelines into the curriculum. In addition, a special focus is placed on the value of home insulation and insulation products used to reduce energy costs in residential and commercial properties.
Graduates are able to find employment in residential and commercial construction. Graduates can seek employment in lumber and milling companies, in cabinet-making shops, as well as in roofing and siding contracting. Graduating students can seek further training within the carpenters union as an apprentice. With further job and college training, they may pursue careers as construction managers and engineers.
Articulation Agreements between Nashoba Valley Technical High School’s Carpentry Program and post-secondary institutions:
Statewide Articulation Agreements
Approved Vocational Technical Education Programs and apprenticeship programs:
Boston Carpenters Apprenticeship & Training Fund
Construction Craft Laborers Apprenticeship Program
Eastern Massachusetts Carpenters Apprenticeship & Training Fund
Licenses, Certifications, and Affiliations
American Heart Association Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification (CPR)
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Construction, Safety, and Health 30 Hour Certification