Career & Technical Initiative


Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito joined Secretary of Education James Peyser, Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Mike Kennealy and Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Rosalin Acosta to highlight the Career Technical Initiative, a program aimed at training an additional 20,000 skilled trade workers over the next four years to help close skills gaps and meet the needs of businesses across the Commonwealth.


The Career Technical Initiative aims to provide more Massachusetts residents access to career technical training using the state’s existing resources at vocational high schools, while simultaneously helping businesses grow by increasing the population of skilled workers able to be employed in trade and construction jobs. The plan takes a multi-pronged approach to increase student enrollment and includes new state funding to help adults pay for classes and to boost business involvement in program development and credentialing. With this great news, South Shore Technical Institute was awarded $640,000 to help develop trade people in the region of the South Shore.


As part of a multi-year strategy, the South Shore Technical Institute will be training new skilled workers in key trades and technical jobs. This model will be supported by the MASSHIRE Workforce Board.


The South Shore Technical Institute will be starting two free* 200+ hour classes in the beginning of October in 2022. The programs will be Automotive Technology and Metal Fabrication/Welding with four additional trade program courses starting in 2023. To find out if you qualify to enroll in these free courses please contact the MassHire Workforce in Quincy or fill out this form