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    Keefe Tech is featured on Framingham Access!

    Keefe Tech students and staff had the opportunity to highlight the pathways and skills in their career and technical areas with our partners at Framingham Access. 

    Check out the video they put together! The Next Generation of Tradesmen and Women

    From the carpenters that build our infrastructure, to the electricians that keep us powered up- tradesmen and women's hard work is vital to our society. Like many fields, the trades are experiencing a shortage of workers, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t lots of tradesmen and women aspiring to join the workforce.

    For this story, we look to the next generation of those learning their tools of the trade, specifically right here in Framingham, at Keefe Regional Technical School. Keefe Tech is a vocational school that allows its students to pursue their chosen trade with hands-on learning. Across the board- from metal fabrication, to plumbing and HVAC- school officials, teachers, and students all stressed the value of learning with their hands. Something else though- repeated again and again- just how vital these trades jobs are to the world around us, and these students recognize that.

    Health Careers students celebrate their success!

    On January 11, 2024, grade 12 Health Careers students participated in their Pinning Ceremony.  Congratulations to our seniors on becoming Certified Nursing Assistants!

    On January 11, 2024, grade 12 Health Careers students participated in their Pinning Ceremony.  Seniors celebrated their hard work in their program and their accomplishment of earning their credential as Certified Nursing Assistants.  We can't wait to see all of the continued amazing accomplishments these students will achieve in their futures!

    Check out some photos of the ceremony and celebration!

    Grade 9 students select their Career and Technical Programs!

    Before winter break, students in the Class of 2027 selected their Career and Technical Programs!

    Before winter break, students in the Class of 2027 selected their Career and Technical Programs.  Grade 9 students have the opportunity to explore 8 out of our 16 career areas before making their selections. Students started in their programs at the beginning of 2024.  Congratulations Class of 2027!

    Keefe at Night receives a Career and Technical Initiative Grant to expand trade programs at zero cost!

    Keefe Tech's Continuing Education Program has received a grant in the amount of $520,000 for the enhancement of its Journeyman Plumbing Code and Theory Program, and the creation of an HVAC, Oil, and Gas Burner Technology Certification Program for adults. 

    Keefe at Night Receives a Career Technical Initiative, CTI Grant for Expansion of Two Trade Programs at Zero Cost 

    Keefe Regional Technical School's Continuing Education program, has received a grant in the amount of $520,000 for the enhancement of its existing Journeyman Plumbing Code and Theory Program, and the creation of an HVAC, Oil and Gas Burner Technology Certification Program for adults. 

    The expansion of these two programs is made possible through funding by the Career Technical Initiative (CTI), which is funded through an appropriation in the Fiscal Year 2023-2024 State Budget and funds appropriated through the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021. The grant is administered by Commonwealth Corporation on behalf of the Workforce Skills Cabinet. In partnership with the MassHire Metro South/West Career Center, Keefe at Night will administer the programs from the admissions application process to apprenticeship placement, and employment. 

    The primary objective of the CTI funding and the expansion of these two programs is to address the needs of both job seekers and employers by providing training opportunities for adults in high-demand and high-growth industries. This training will help individuals who are either unemployed or under-employed in establishing career pathways. 

    The grant funds awarded to Keefe at Night will provide opportunities to 20 eligible adult learners to enroll in an enhanced 200-hour Massachusetts Journeyman Plumbing Tier 1 course, and 40 eligible learners to participate in a newly-created 200-hour HVAC, Oil and Gas Burner Technology Certification Program at no cost to participants. In addition to classroom lectures, these programs will include OSHA certification, hands-on practice, and essential career development and employability skills training.  

    We are extremely grateful for the opportunity provided by the Career Technical Initiative Grant. We are thrilled to be able to expand the Keefe at Night program's commitment to workforce development for the community by providing a no-cost option for training for adults in these two thriving areas. 

    At Keefe at Night, we continuously strive to introduce new programs, particularly those in the trades. The creation and expansion of these two programs aligns with our mission to be a leading workforce training and development resource in MetroWest and beyond. 

    For information on the admissions application process please contact Soraya Winters at 508-416-2170 or at 

    Welcoming the Keefe Tech Class of 2027!

    Successful Welcome Orientation and Career Fair for the incoming Class of 2027!

    We hosted a Welcome Orientation Dinner and Career Fair for accepted students and their families in May.  Incoming students had a chance to connect with their peers, eat dinner with students interested in similar programs and participate in a career fair before selecting their programs for career exploratory.  

    During grade 9 students get to explore 8 out of our 16 Career and Technical areas before selecting their area of study.  This night presented students the opportunity to connect with current Keefe Tech Students Ambassadors and Career and Technical Instructors about the different opportunities in the career areas.  

    Keefe Technical Students Awarded Scholarships for the IBEW Local 103 Apprenticeship Program



    Keefe Regional Technical School senior Daniel Quackenbush of Framingham was recently interviewed by WBZ CBS Channel 4’s Kate Merrill about his award-winning “What The Fish” app.

    Quackenbush, a student in Keefe’s Programming and Web Development CTE program, created and developed the app in his Entrepreneurship class during the 2017-2018 school year. He presented his concept at the NFTE New England Regional Business Plan competition in May, where he won the first place award of $1,500.

    According to Keefe Tech Entrepreneurship teacher Matthew Warren, his class curriculum teaches 21st century skills including collaboration, problem solving, creativity, communications and being socially responsible.

    I'm thrilled that Dan has created this plan and accomplished so much with it.  He is a brilliant young man and a great representative of Keefe Tech and all we do here,” said Warren.

    Quackenbush will present at the upcoming 12th annual NFTE National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge on October 11 in New York City, where 40 NFTE alumni from across the US who won their spring regional business plan competitions will compete.

    The CBS interview with Quackenbush is scheduled to air during the week of October 8, 2018.


    Future Farmers of America

    Arbor Day Event

    Marketing Plan Team will be attending the FFA National Convention in Indianapolis October 21-28th.


    Recognized Educators over the Years

    Educator of the Year 2018 - Valerie Rector
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    Educator of the Year 2017 - Diane Piccioli
    Educator of the Year 2016 - Doug Paul
    Educator of the Year 2015 - Margaret Ellis


    Dental Assisting Program Grand Opening

    Keefe Regional Technical School held the Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on November 9, 2017 to celebrate the opening of Keefe Regional Technical School’s Dental Assisting Program.

    The ceremony included welcoming remarks, and a tour of the new program area. The Baker-Polito Administration awarded Keefe Regional Technical High $397,150 in funds from the Workforce Skills Capital Grant Program.  Keefe Regional Technical High School has used the funds from the grant to roll out a new Dental Assisting Program, including purchasing four dental patient chairs, panoramic X-ray technology, including development capability, sterilizers and autoclaves.

    This is an exceptional new opportunity for the students of Keefe Regional Technical School

    Graduation 2018

    FRAMINGHAM — A year after moving here from Zimbabwe, Mary-Ann Mufute remembers walking into Keefe Regional Technical School overwhelmed and afraid. But four years later, she confidently stood in front of her classmates at graduation to give a speech as salutatorian.  

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