Governor Patrick tours NECTC
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Earlier today, Governor Deval Patrick paid a visit to the New England Carpenters Training Center in Millbury, MA. He was given a tour of the facility and was invited to get a firsthand look at the training opportunities that have been made available to commercial divers through a grant funded by his administration.

Nearly fifty apprentices were on site for training during the Governor??s tour. He was able to see various classes happening throughout the facility including door and hardware, drywall, floorcovering, and a First Aid/CPR class. He stopped at each class to speak with the instructor, learning a little about what was being taught. He shook hands with and spoke with many of the apprentices.

The tour of the facility ended at the 7,000 gallon dive tank that was first utilized at the NECTC in September of 2008. Construction was made possible through two $80,000 grants from the state, grants which had been stalled under the previous administration.

Since the tank training began, contractors using union divers have won 9 contracts that have produced 54,000 work hours and generated more than $4 million in wages and benefits.

For more information about the dive tank, follow the links below:
February 2010
May 2009