Shriver Job Corps Center

The International Union Painters and Allied Trades offered a Tour and Training Day at the Training Center in Brentwood, NH recently.  Paint student Nathaniel Sayon attended this opportunity along with his Paint Instructor, Mr. Tim Yost and his IUPAT Representative, Mr. Alan Gomes.  The training offered a briefing on commercial painting, industrial painting, glazing and drywall.  Also explained about [...]

THE LUIS GUERRERO STORY
A 3-trade completer grew from an introverted person
to a totally confident person!

Luis Guerrero was once that student who showed nothing but insecurity, lack of confidence, he was quiet, his head was down and his hood was over his head 100% of the time. He entered the trade of Carpentry first and completed in Sept. of 2018. He then went on to Office Administration and completed in 8 months in May of 2019. Next he was accepted to an advanced trade (TCU) Transportation Communication Union and completed that trade in August of 2021. Luis was also a student employee at Shriver for Maintenance to help begin his savings.
Looking back in time, it is shy of a miracle that Luis would grow so much and become the confident, well vocalized individual that he is today. Asking him about that history and what his thoughts were and what was it that helped him, he states, “I got sick of every staff member telling me to lift my head and to take my hood off”. He started thinking good thoughts and became stronger. Eventually he felt better. “I’m a person and I deserve to put my head up like everyone else.” He also mentioned that his neck started to feel better as well.
Well, the time has come where he completed TCU and interview for jobs. Luis got a couple offers and he decided to accept a job at_______________. This opportunity will be a great experience for Luis and will keep him in a solid comfort zone.
SHRIVER IS SO PROUD OF YOU, LUIS!!

Garden Club Efforts at Shriver

September 13th, 2021

Shriver’s Garden Club
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There’s nothing like a vegetable garden to
tend to for months during the summer.
It will definitely keep students busy!

All the vegetables from the garden
Will be donated to the local food pantry
in Ayer, “Loaves and Fishes” when
Soo they are ready to be picked!!

In addition, a food drive of the most
common items has been ongoing since
April. This project is part of the
40th anniversary celebration of MTC
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TUNE IN OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS FOR OUR PROGRESS OF THE GARDEN :)

Shriver’s Garden Club
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There’s nothing like a vegetable garden to
tend to for months during the summer.
It will definitely keep students busy!

All the vegetables from the garden
Will be donated to the local food pantry
in Ayer, “Loaves and Fishes” when
Soo they are ready to be picked!!

In addition, a food drive of the most
common items has been ongoing since
April. This project is part of the
40th anniversary celebration of MTC
_
__________________________________________________________________

TUNE IN OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS FOR OUR PROGRESS OF THE GARDEN :)

In the Spring, the Regional Environmental Council entered an agreement with the Worcester Red Sox to construct and operate a rooftop garden/urban farm, designated WooSox Farms, at Polar Park.  The REC’s YouthGROW program have plans that staff from both the REC and the youth program will grow a variety of vegetables that will be cultivated [...]

Values over Violence is a program to foster dignity through a civic culture based on forgiveness and reconciliation, put on with the help of the Cummings Foundation, Hamilton Company Charitable Foundation, Cabot Family Charitable Trust, congregations and individual donors.  It trains youth and adults to examine their emotions, learn to identify events which trigger anger [...]

During the annual engineering facility survey of the center, it was identified that the HVAC roof top units in both the male and female dormitories had outlived their usual life.  These units provided air circulation and heat but no air conditioning.  The engineering services contractor (ESC), recommended their replacement.  Alternate Perspective Inc. (API-the contractor that [...]

2021-Field Day at Shriver

June 30th, 2021

Field Day at Shriver Job Corps, Devens, MA was held in May and a beautiful day it turned out to be.  Students and Staff enjoyed many different activities and games; Volleyball, Basketball, Corn Hole, Horseshoes, Frisbee and, of course Water Balloons to name a few.  There was a movie in the gym playing as well and popcorn, [...]

Shriver announces the new
Student Government Officers:
SGA Advisor, Ms. Jessica Schreuder (CSO) met with the newly appointed SGA officers on June 29th. From left to right, Ms. Schreuder, Vincent Pellegrino, Beatrice Jones, Martha Francois and Antoniko Vasquez. Reopening the SGA store was among discussions.

Staff and students have joined together to give a shot at growing vegetables as part of a Community Service Project to “feed the hungry”.  This effort is part of the MTC’s 40th Anniversary celebration.  The work involved is an everyday commitment as all gardeners would know and a few chosen students have stepped to the [...]

After Work-Based Learning closed for 11 months due to the pandemic, opportunities on center have been offered since the end of February at Shriver Job Corps, Devens, MA.  Eligible students get their time on WBL in various areas.  Culinary students work in the cafeteria kitchen, OA and TCU students work in the Warehouse and at the [...]