Services are provided to the community as part of our vocational technical programs in order to provide authentic learning opportunities for our students. Services provided be must be approved by the program instructor and must involve practical skill development that address the Massachusetts Vocational Frameworks (http://www.doe.mass.edu/cte/frameworks).
Programs that offer services to the community on a regular basis are:
- Automotive Technology – Auto repair
- Cosmetology – Locks Salon
- Culinary Arts – Cougar’s Den Restaurant – Menu
- Graphic Communications and Design – Design and Printing
- Cougar’s Corner – School Store
Please see the program department pages to the left to see the services offered.
Services are provided on an intermittent basis by all other technical programs.
On-site services by Carpentry or Electrical students.
Projects that are located in one of our sending communities and that are for municipal agencies or not for profit organizations are eligible to apply. Old Colony will not complete projects on private property.
As each project is used as a learning opportunity, the coordinating instructor will evaluate the project for its relevance to the students skill building needs. Our instructor will have to discuss the project, its scope and costs with the contact at the municipal/community agency. Also, as the project is a learning experience for students, the requester needs to be prepared that the timeline for completion of the project it likely 3-4 times as long, or more depending on the complexity, than if a professional contractor was hired. Additionally, in addition to inclement weather, there are some times when school events prevent a work crew to go onsite. Even with these restrictions, we have a long list of applications for projects for our students. One of our instructors will review the scope of the project to see if it is feasible. If the project is feasible, it is placed on the project request list. All materials required for the job must be provided onsite by the requester. The instructor/supervisor will work with you to develop supply lists. The only charge will be for transportation of the students to the work site.
Interested parties should contact the Vocational Coordinator, Jackie Machamer (firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-763-8011 x119) with inquiries.