Governor Baker’s Visit to Southeastern Regional
On Thursday, December 12, 2017, Cara Boyle, a grade 11 Precision Machining student from East Bridgewater spoke about the benefits of vocational education and her goal of someday becoming an aeronautical engineer for NASA. Before introducing Governor Charlie Baker, Boyle quipped that someday her team may be the first to land a manned team on Mars.
The Governor, who spoke in front of 300 guests in Southeastern’s Makers Space vocational lab, chose Southeastern from all of the vocational schools in the state of Massachusetts to announce a new state program that will be offered at 10 state vocational schools, including Southeastern.
The new Advanced Manufacturing Certificate Program will also accept Pell grants and state MassGrants. The governor said, “That makes it affordable, accessible, and a real opportunity to get a credential that can translate to a terrific opportunity in a booming industry here in the Commonwealth.”
In addition to Governor Baker, Education Secretary James Peyser, Office of Labor and Workforce Development Secretary Rosalin Acosta, and Michael Tamasi, President of Accurounds manufacturing in Avon all spoke on the benefits of vocational education, and the need to prepare more highly skilled employees for the workforce.
During his visit, Governor Baker interacted with Southeastern students and staff, he received a quick lesson on a 3D printer, posed for multiple photos with students, and before exiting he signed a decorative car hood featuring the Southeastern 50th Anniversary logo.
By: Principal David Degan