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Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational-Technical High School

Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School
1121 Ashley Blvd.
New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
Type Vocational Technical
Established 1977
Superintendent Linda Enos
Teaching staff 193[1]
Number of students 2,132[2]
Color(s) Green & Gold         
Nickname Bears
Average SAT scores 437 verbal
430 math
416 writing (2010)[3]
Academic Principal Michael Murphy
Career and Technical Education Principal Michael Gagliardi
Assistant Principals James O'Brien (Grade 9)
Roseanne Franco (Grades 10-12)
Shop Coordinators Thaddeus "Ted" Haggerty (Construction and Drafting Cluster)
Robert Watt (Education, Health Services, and Hospitality Cluster)
Michael Frey (Transportation and Manufacturing Cluster)
Steve Walker (Science, Engineering, and Technology Cluster)
Guy Shephard (Arts, Communication and Consumer Services Cluster)
Department Heads Susan Sylvia (English)
Maureen Best (Math)
Erin Wallace (Science)
Brian Patenaude (Social Studies)
Leonard Sylvia (Health/Athletic Director)

Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational-Technical High School (commonly referred to as GNB Voc-Tech or simply Voc-Tech) is a vocational high school located in New Bedford, Massachusetts for students in grades 9-12. The school draws its student body from the towns and cities of New Bedford, Dartmouth, and Fairhaven. It is considered its own school district, thus having an on-site superintendent as well as an academics principal and a vocational-technical principal. Students alternate between nine day long career technical and academic cycles.

Students at GNB Voc-Tech experience an education which blends academic instruction with career and technical education. They can choose from more than two dozen career majors.

Through this course of study, students wishing to pursue a higher education are able to meet all of the academic requirements necessary for them to be admitted into state colleges and universities as well as most private colleges. Additionally, the vocational skills that they acquire give them a competitive advantage when entering the workforce.

Many of the school's graduates go on to become leaders in business and industry or in civic and political life in the region. In a typical class, 60-70% of its graduates choose to continue their education, either at colleges or advanced technical schools. Another 30-35% enter the workforce and approximately 2% enter the armed services.

Vocational-Technical Programs

Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School offers more than 30 Career and Technical Programs that students can choose from.[4]

Construction and Drafting Cluster

  • Drafting Technology (DT)
    • Architectural Drafting (AD)*
    • Electromechanical Drafting (ED)*
  • Carpentry (CR)
  • Electrical Technology (EC)
  • Painting & Design (PD)*
  • Plumbing (PL)

Education, Health Services, and Hospitality Cluster

  • Culinary Arts (CU)
  • Dental Assisting (DA)
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching (ED)
  • Medical Assisting and Health Assisting (MA)
  • Nurse Assisting and Health Assisting (HS)

Transportation and Manufacturing Cluster

  • Automotive Technology (AM)
  • Collision Repair (CL)
  • Diesel Technology (DS)
  • Metal Fabrication and Joining (MJ)
  • Machine Technology (MT)
  • Steam Engineering (SE)

Science, Technology, and Engineering Cluster

  • Engineering Technology (EN)
  • Environmental Science and Technology (ES)
  • HVAC-R Appliance Technology (HT)
  • Information Technology (IT)
    • Information Support Services and Networking (IS)*
    • Programming and Web Development (PW)*
  • Legal and Protective Services (LP)

Arts, Communication, and Consumer Services Cluster

  • Business and Office Technology (OT)
  • Cosmetology (CS)
  • Fashion Design (FD)
  • Media Technology (ME)
  • Visual Design (VI)

* represents Vocational-Technical programs only offered to Juniors and Seniors.


  • Football - Massachusetts Vocational Large State Champions (2010, 2011)
  • Boys Soccer - MIAA Division I South Sectional Champions (2011[5])
    • Massachusetts Vocational Large State Champions (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007)
  • Girls Volleyball - Massachusetts Vocactional Large State Champions (2010, 2011[6])
  • Boys Volleyball - MIAA Division II Eastern Mass. State Champions (2004, 2006)
  • Boys Volleyball - MIAA Division I Eastern Mass. State Champions (2009)
  • Girls Basketball - MIAA Division IV South Sectional Champions (2012), D-IV State Finalists (2013, 2013)[7])
    • Massachusetts Vocational Large State Champions (2010,[8] 2011, 2012)


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Coordinates: 41°41′25.67″N 70°56′14.42″W / 41.6904639°N 70.9373389°W / 41.6904639; -70.9373389

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