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Nashoba Tech Offering Summer Classes
Adults looking to start a new career or change career paths in health care or real estate can take advantage of learning opportunities at Nashoba Valley Technical High School this summer.
Classes in Health Assisting — one of the top five growth fields, according to the state Department of Labor — prepare students for a career as a certified nursing assistant or serve as a stepping-stone to a career as an RN or LPN. The class offers students classroom practical experience and learning, as well as clinical study at a local nursing home.
Classes are limited to 10 for a quality learning experience, and take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting July 7 and ending in early August. Students will be prepared and qualify for the Red Cross CAN test by late summer.
Another growth career opportunity this summer is the Real Estate Licensing Program. With 40 hours of training, as prescribed by state mandate, participants may sit for the real-estate licensing exam as early as August. Classes take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays for five hours a day until the 40 hours are met.
Three sessions of driver’s education will be offered at Nashoba Valley Technical High School this summer.
In one week, participants will complete the 40 hours of required driver’s education, including classroom instruction, time on the road and observation.
The course is offered through Townsend Auto School at Nashoba Tech, 110 Littleton Road. Tuition is $575 per student. For more information or to register, call 978-692-471, ext. 1001, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Six from Nashoba Tech attend All Girl Challenge
Five girls from Nashoba Valley Technical High School were among the 48 from local high schools and middle schools to participate in the recent All Girl Challenge at Red Hat in Westford.
The goal of the two-day event was to engage girls who hope to enter the fields of science, technology, engineering and math — commonly referred to as STEM.
“The All Girl Challenge gives middle- and high-school girls the opportunity to use their creativity and science, technology, engineering and math skills to help make the world a better place,” said DeLisa Alexander, executive vice president and chief people officer for Red Hat. “As a company, we’ve long benefited from the technical talent in the greater Boston area, and this is a great way to give back to the community.”
Attending for Nashoba Tech were seniors Victoria Manning and Amy Strong, both of Ayer, junior Amanda Naylor of Townsend, sophomores Heather Bosworth of Shirley and Shayna Legros of Chelmsford, and freshman Julia Bernard of Westford. All are students in Nashoba Tech’s Engineering Technology program, except Bernard, who is in the Banking, Marketing & Retail program.
During the event, the girls broke up into interdisciplinary teams to compete for the best prototype idea that solves a social problem, has a sustainable business model, and incorporates one STEM application.
Exemplifying the essence of mentorship and collaboration, teams were guided by female students from universities, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Massachusetts Lowell, as well as business professionals and community leaders.
The All Girl Challenge also featured classes by female engineers and business owners who specialize in design thinking, public speaking and software development. U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas also spoke.
Red Hat is a software company headquartered in South Carolina that provides open-source software products to the enterprise community.
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