Boston: Three Local Schools Receive State Education Grants

The Baker-Polito Administration announced on Thursday that three local schools are among those receiving state educational grants.

The Skills Capital Grants seek to help residents with barriers to employment, including those who are unemployed or underemployed, lack English proficiency, or residents who do not have degrees or certificates and need new skills to obtain good-paying jobs.

Massasoit Community College in Brockton was awarded over $122,000 for a HVAC- Building Systems Energy Management program. The funds will be used to purchase HVAC, oil burners, gas splitters, refrigeration controls, furnace controls, and steam boiler training and simulation systems. The equipment will also be used for Diesel Technology courses.

Quincy High School was awarded over $114,000 for the Metal Fabrication and Joining Technologies program and the funds will be used to purchase multi-process welders, welding booth, portable ventilation systems, hand-held power threading machine, drill press, and computer systems.

Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School in Bourne was awarded over $106,000 for their Manufacturing Innovation Pathway program and the funds will be used to enhance instruction, and allow for the purchase of design software, CNC equipment and 3-D printing technology.

The grants were awarded to 31 high schools and educational institutions across the Commonwealth.

About Dan McCready

Dan McCready is a South Shore native who’s happy to be back working in his home region. After graduating from Catholic Memorial High School, GO KNIGHTS! Dan attended Suffolk University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Communications. After college Dan worked as a standup comic and actor appearing in several theatrical productions, independent films, and worked as a background extra in films and TV shows including Fever Pitch, Underdog, and Brotherhood while also working as a weekend overnight DJ on Easy 99.1. Eventually Dan began covering the Boston entertainment scene for Production Live Online and, after being bit by the journalism bug, decided to further his studies at Northeastern University, where he earned his master's degree. Since that time Dan has worked across many media platforms for organizations including the Patriot Ledger, Cape Cod Broadcasting, and 1420 WBSM in New Bedford. Dan is currently residing in Milton and enjoys hanging out with friends, candlepin bowling, playing video games, and making videos for his fledgling YouTube Channel.