Minuteman Technical Institute (MTI) is accepting applications from adult students for its evening career technical-education programs for the 2021-22 school year, which begins in August. For more information, visit minutemanti.org or call 781-861-7151.
As shown in the video below, MTI’s 10-month evening programs provide students industry-recognized credentials and experience toward licensure in career trades that are in high demand in our region. For the upcoming year, MTI is offering courses in automotive technology, electricity, cosmetology, and metal fabrication and joining.
“We’re seeing a widening gap between the needs of employers for skilled workers and the availability of those skilled workers,” said Dr. Nancy Houle, Executive Director of MTI. “Minuteman Technical Institute provides an opportunity to fill that gap through the training programs we offer.”
In addition to the programming scheduled for 2021-22, MTI often provides courses in additional career trades, including culinary arts, machine tool technology, plumbing code and more. It recently hosted a spring program in carpentry that was funded through Gov. Charlie Baker’s Career Technical Initiative grant, and will graduate nine students – all women – from the program next week.
Brianna Phipps, an MTI automotive student from Bedford, said she enrolled after attending a traditional college. “After two years of going to college, I hated what I was doing. My heart wasn’t in it,” said Phipps, who works for a local car dealership. “When I came to MTI, it was exciting to focus on only what I wanted to do.”
William Sagner, an MTI electricity student from Arlington, had worked in sales for three years until the pandemic caused him to lose his job. “I love doing things with my hands. I’ve always been a tinkerer,” said Sagner, who is working as an electrical apprentice. “The demand in the field is going up and up. I absolutely believe this is going to be my career. I enjoy doing this.”
Mary Bowen, an MTI cosmetology student from Cambridge, has worked as a public school teacher for 10 years, but has always wanted to work in hair and beauty. “I really like the program because of the small class size,” Bowen said. “It's affordable and opens doors for you.”
Minuteman Technical Institute provides career technical education for adult students and is part of the Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical School District. MTI was established to provide high-quality technical training programs for adult students looking for rewarding jobs in high demand careers.
Adults may apply to MTI's post-secondary programs to hone skills in a technical area, retrain for new employment, or learn new technical skills for the first time. Classes are held weekday evenings at Minuteman High School in Lexington, which opened a new, state-of-the-art building in 2019.
This news announcement was published Friday June 11, 2021. Providing the information is Dan O'Brien, who works for Minuteman.
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