• Are you working hard at a job but would prefer a career? 


    The Webster Adult Basic Education Linkages/Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School  


    Introduction to Machine Shop/ Manufacturing Technology program


    may be right for you!

    Machining in action


    This 20 week, 2 night per week course prepares adult students for jobs in the field of Advanced Manufacturing by introducing them to the fundamentals of machining.

    Students spend one night in the classroom and one night in the shop working on machines each week. 150 companies in Massachusetts are ready to hire students who successfully pass the certification test.

    Classes are FREE for eligible students.

    Please Attend ONE of the following Placement Testing Sessions to Enroll:



    Wednesday, September 12 at 5:00 PM


    Monday, September 17 at 5:00 PM


    Placement Testing Sessions will be held at Bay Path Vocational Technical

    High School, 57 Old Muggett Hill Road, Charlton, MA  01507


    Eligibility and Program Description

    •  What are the eligibility requirements?  All applicants must be age 16 or older and may not be currently enrolled in high school. Students may or may not have a high school diploma. Students must have reliable transportation and child care.                            
    •  How can this program lead to a career? Students who successfully complete all elements of this program will be eligible to take the MACWIC Level 1 certification test. This certification is recognized as pre-employment training by the manufacturing industry for entry-level workers, is endorsed by Associated Industries of Massachusetts, and has been labeled as a “quality career pathway” by the Center for Law and Social Policy. Ninety percent of Massachusetts manufacturers express a willingness to hire and train workers with the right attitude and basic skills. According to Massachusetts Department of Employment and Training Labor Market Information for Central Massachusetts, an entry-level machinist can earn an average annual salary of $39,698 and an experienced machinist can make an annual salary of $55,113.
    • When and where are classes? Classes will be held at Bay Path Vocational Technical High School on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:00—9:00 PM beginning September 24, 2018. Classes will end on or around April 3, 2019. Students must be able to attend all classes from 5:00—9:00 PM. Students will be able to miss one Monday night class and one Wednesday night class only. Should more time be missed students will be asked to return at a later time. 
    • Are any services offered for job placement? A job placement Advisor will be available to help students prepare resumes and cover letters, practice interviewing skills, and apply for jobs. This Advisor will be responsible for building relationships with local manufacturing employers to help students with job placement. 
    • What other requirements must I consider when thinking about enrollment in this program? Students are expected to utilize and wear the necessary safety equipment and clothing required by their shop. Safety glasses will be provided.  When operating machinery, students with long hair must secure their hair in a manner that is acceptable to the shop teacher. Torn or shabby clothing, sneakers, sandals, slippers or any attire deemed to not be in accordance with safety regulations are prohibited. All shops are required to adhere to the footwear policy deemed appropriate for their shop. Steel toed shoes with laces should be worn when possible.


     Your future is in your hands!



    For additional information, call Terri Gillardi at 508-949-8282 or by email at tgillardi@webster-schools.org  or call Chris Faucher at 508-248-5971 x 1715/1714