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In support of Northeast Metro Tech building project

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To The Editor:

  I just received a postcard from the Town of Saugus alerting me where to vote regarding the ballot question about the Northeast Metro Regional Vocational School. The school has proposed an applied budget for each of the communities it serves for the construction of a new school.

  This school is an unappreciated gem in what it offers those who attend. This type of learning has been championed recently as an important and valuable offering to students of high school age in trying to make a realistic choice of what they would like to do as an adult in a profession.

  In this day and age, 17/18 year olds are asked to have develop a commitment as to what they would like to do in their future as a profession.

  Northeast Metro Vocational nurtures the student’s desire to find their interest. Through an Exploratory first 15 shop weeks, they are required to experience the variety of trades and business that can be offered to them in the next years.

  I can’t tell you how many times I have been in a conversation when someone says now I have a college degree but I always loved carpentry and would have been a great carpenter. Or…I always thought I would be an electrician but got caught up in the way it is right now when you graduate high school. The same reflection has been heard about an interest in so many trades in demand that offer an amazing future through internship. But I have also heard I would have loved a choice but now I am caught up in student debt that will be part of my adult life for years got come.

  This is a moment when their educational option has value on so many levels. For Saugus to not support this amazing offering would be a tragedy and foolish.

  To all who are not familiar with what the Northeast Regional Vocational School has to offer, I encourage you to check out



  A community without this education alternative is missing the moment. A choice in how you will choose to support the rest of your life is something we owe our young adults trying to find their path.


Gini Pariseau

74 Clifton Avenue

Saugus, MA 01906

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