Governor Maura T. Healey recently announced that her administration is awarding new Innovation Career Pathway designations to 27 high schools across the state, including a Manufacturing Career Pathway at Norton High School (NHS) beginning fall 2023.
Innovation Career Pathways are designed to give students coursework and experience in a specific high-demand industry. The Manufacturing Career Pathway at NHS is a 4-year pathway that will prepare students for post-graduation experiences by completing specialized courses along with core courses, working closely with support staff, and participating in internships. Students will complete a senior project that benefits the industry and the student, earning Industry Recognized Credentials as well.
“An Innovation Pathway (IP) directly addresses local labor statistics and identifies opportunities that students would have upon graduation,” said NHS Principal Ethan Dolleman. “In Norton High School's case, Advanced Manufacturing was an excellent fit with our coursework and the local labor market. The IP will allow students at Norton High School to learn valuable knowledge and skills that they will be able to apply directly to an authentic workplace. We are very excited to offer this opportunity to students.”
This is an inclusive program and all current 8th and 9th graders are welcome to apply.