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

Winter ’24 Brochure

Winter ’24 Brochure

The Winter 2024 Brochure is out and our website is updated! See all the course offerings in one place or go through our website to find a class of your specific interest. Winter Classes begin the week of January 8, 2024. Sign up today! GNBVTI has something for everyone.

Spring Session

Spring Session

Spring Sessions will begin in March 2024   Until then, check out our Winter 2024 Brochure to see all the course offerings in one place!Winter Classes begin the week of January 8, 2024



Are you a recent high school graduate? Are you looking for a job or a career change? GNBVTI can help! In collaboration with Commonwealth Corporation, we are offering hands-on training in Culinary Arts and Automotive Technology this Fall. Our industry partners are looking to hire people from this program. Sign up by Sept. 7 and in just four short months you could be on a pathway to a new and exciting career!!

Our Programs

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Construction Trades

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Industrial Wastewater




Steam Engineering

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