Whittier Tech Receives $784,000 Grant

MAVA Colleagues,

We are pleased to share terrific news! “Whittier Tech’s night programs have provided adult learners with the skills and certifications they need to meet the needs of the region’s employers,” Superintendent Lynch said. “Thank you to the Healey-Driscoll Administration for recognizing these needs and supporting Whittier Tech at Night.”


Whittier Tech Receives $784,000 Grant to Expand Career Training Opportunities

October 25, 2023 Tom Zuppa Client News, School News

HAVERHILL – Superintendent Maureen Lynch shares that Whittier Tech has received a $784,000 state grant that will support expanded training opportunities for 125 adult learners.

Whittier Tech was one of 18 schools to share in more than $10.1 million in grants from the Career Technical Initiative (CTI), which supports training in high-demand occupations within the trades, construction, and manufacturing sectors across Massachusetts.

Whittier Tech will provide training to 98 participants for Welding, Advanced Manufacturing, Carpentry, Electrical, Plumbing, Culinary Arts, Marine Technology, Construction Laborer, and Auto Body positions.

The school is partnering with a number of local businesses: Fairview Machine, Magellan, Aero Manufacturing, Don Kennett Inc., Repairs Unlimited, Cousins Automotive, Cale Wood Construction, Star Construction, Twomey & Legare Contracting, Inc., Germaine Lawn & Landscape, Pepe Training, M.L. Mazzotta, Whitsons Culinary Group, A Sweet Affair, Chococoa Baking Company, Piquette & Howard Electric Service, Inc, Sanford Electric, Donahaue & Son, Massachusetts Marine Trades Association, Riverfront Marina, and East Coast Flightcraft, American Boat & Yacht Council, Palmer Gas & Oil, Maffei Sudden Service, T.J. Thistlewood LLC, Momentum Manufacturing, East Coast Welding, and Metalcrafters.

The grant will support programs in the summer of 2024. All classes will have up to 10 spaces available except for electrical, which will have 20.

Eligible students must be a Massachusetts residents, 18 years or older, and must be unemployed or underemployed. Interested adults may learn more about program offerings here.

David J. Ferreira

MAVA Communications Coordinator