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 ​Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School Mission Statement Every student will graduate from Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School with the skills, knowledge, and abilities to be a productive and effective member of an ever-changing society.
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Superintendent Letter

  • Dear Parents, Students and Community Members,

    I would like to welcome you to Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School’s website. Located in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, Monty Tech is an independent, regional vocational-technical school, serving more than 1,400 students from 18 cities and towns—making Monty Tech the second largest regional school in the state.

    Students attending Monty Tech are enrolled in a rigorous academic program of studies and have also selected a vocational program that balances their high school experience. The school offers education designed to provide individuals with the hands-on skills and knowledge necessary for success in twenty-one different and diverse career paths. These include opportunities in the fields of engineering and computers, construction related industries, service and hospitality, health occupations, transportation, business and an array of others.  Our students are challenged every day to apply what they have learned in both their academic and vocational courses to real-life, real-world work scenarios to ensure that they graduate both college and career ready.

    The mission of our school district is: “Every student will graduate with the skills, knowledge, and abilities to be a productive and effective member of an every-changing society.” It is vital to every student’s success that our students graduate with critical thinking skills, employability skills, technical and academic skills, and industry recognized credentials necessary to pursue and achieve their goals and dreams. Our primary goal is to provide our students multiple options upon graduating from Monty Tech. Those options include being well prepared to enter into the workforce, attend an advanced technical college or a two- or four-year college, to enter into the military or to become an entrepreneur and start their own business.

    In addition to the day program for high school students, Monty Tech operates a Continuing Education program with over 1,300 adults participating in educational courses, and training and retraining programs for North Central Massachusetts. These programs address the 21st century middle skills in helping unemployed and underemployed adults retool and refine their skill set to re-enter the workforce as productive members of society. In addition, community members enjoy taking evening courses geared toward life skills, such as financial planning, cooking and baking, and physical fitness, as well as classes that align with their personal interests to include dancing, archery and dog obedience and training.

    The goal of our website is to give you an overview of the opportunities Monty Tech provides and to allow you to become more familiar with our school’s offerings. I hope you’ll enjoy exploring the site and look forward to sharing valuable information with you here as the school year progresses.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Sheila Harrity
    Superintendent
    Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School District
    1050 Westminster Street
    Fitchburg, MA 01420
    Phone: (978) 345-9200

About Sheila Harrity

  • Sheila Harrity Dr. Sheila M. Harrity has served as the Superintendent-Director of Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School District since 2014. Monty Tech is the second largest regional vocational school in Massachusetts, serving over 1,400 students from two cities and sixteen towns. The district employs 218 faculty and staff with a budget of over $26 million. In addition to the day program, Monty Tech operates its Continuing Education program, recently expanded to serve over 1,300 adults participating in educational courses and training and retraining programs.

    Since 2015, the district has partnered with Workers’ Credit Union to establish an in-school, full-service banking branch, and has recently implemented a 1:1 student Chromebook initiative.  In addition, Monty Tech will soon complete construction of a 7,500 square foot veterinary clinic, primarily built by Monty Tech’s students and staff. Moreover, the district has solicited over $2.5 million in private sector dollars, grant and foundation funds, and in-kind donations to support this effort. Once complete, the building will house Monty Tech’s 21st vocational offering, the Veterinary Science Training Program, which will accept its first students in 2017.

    Before coming to Monty Tech, Dr. Harrity was the Principal at Worcester Technical High School, where she was named the 2013 Massachusetts Principal of the Year, and 2014 National High School Principal of the Year. In 2013, the school received the National Blue Ribbon School distinction for outstanding student achievement by the U.S. Department of Education and was the only high school in the nation in 2014 to host President Obama as a commencement speaker.

    Dr. Harrity is Vice-Chair of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, a member of the Massachusetts STEM Advisory Council Executive Committee, a member and the Academic Chairperson for the Becker College Board of Trustees, and was a committee member on Governor Baker’s Education Transition Committee. She was recently appointed to serve on the Boston Federal Reserve’s Community Development Action Committee.

    She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Social Work from Providence College, and earned a Master’s Degree in Moderate Special Needs from Assumption College, as well as a  Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Worcester State University. In 2013, Dr. Harrity earned her Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership from Northeastern University. In addition, she received 3 honorary doctoral degrees from Becker College, Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Worcester State University.

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