Greater New Bedford Vocational Technical Institute’s Mission is to prepare students for the future and develop graduates into tomorrow’s workforce.

The Mission and Goals are organized around three core values; Preparation, Passion, and PerseveranceCurrently, the GNBVTI offers evening programs including Art, Carpentry, Culinary Arts, Foreign Language, Medical, and Welding. In addition, there are several evening continuing education/licensure courses including Construction Supervisors, Electrical, OSHA, Plumbing, and Steam Engineering.  Lastly, we are a Ch.74 Post-Secondary program and work with the Greater New Bedford Workforce Board and Commonwealth Corporation’s Career Technical Initiative (CTI) to provide training in evenings and weekends to unemployed, under-employed and recent high school graduates.  GNBVTI has something to offer for everyone!

200-Hour Career Technical Initiative Courses

Welding – Marine Technology

License Certifications

Building Official Certification – Construction Supervisor prep & renewal – EKG – Electrical Code – Industrial/Municipal Wastewater – Plumbing Code – Steam Engineering – 10-Hour OSHA

Vocational Training

Carpentry, Millwork, Culinary – Basic Electricity – Welding (Arc, Mig/Tig), Microsoft Office

Arts, Language, and Workshops

Canvas Painting, Culinary Workshops, Portuguese

Latest News

2024 Spring Classes

2024 Spring Classes

GNBVTI is opening its spring courses for the 2024 school year! Whether you’re looking to renew your license or explore a new hobby, we have a variety of classes available for you. Sign up today!

2024 Course Highlight: EKG Technician

2024 Course Highlight: EKG Technician

An EKG Technician, you can help a doctor diagnose an individual’s condition and save lives.  We hope that on January 31st, you will become a GNBVTI student and partake in our course to gain the new skills to help millions of Americans and fulfill a critical role that supports doctors and nurses in the care of their patients.

Our Programs

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Outside Construction and OSHA Multi-ethnic businesspeople and construction worker with blueprints

Construction Trades

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Industrial Wastewater




Steam Engineering

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