Career Technical Initiative

Registration for next Fall's CTI program will open in late spring/early summer 2024


Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School received $471,702 as part of a grant through the Workforce Skills Cabinet to provide training and placement to prepare unemployed or underemployed individuals for positions in Advanced Manufacturing, Culinary Arts, and Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC). Grant employer partners include All Points HVAC, ckSmithSuperior, General Mechanical Contractors, Inc., Dexter, FLEXcon, A&M Tool & Design, Primetals Technologies, Pine Ridge Country Club, Niche Hospitality Group, The Overlook, UMass Memorial Health.

Grant funds will cover the full cost for students including classroom time, textbooks, and certifications. The grant also allows Bay Path to offer support services such as career readiness lessons and post-employment follow-ups.

Adults interested in pursuing a career in Advanced Manufacturing, Culinary Arts, or Heating Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) must be willing to enroll and commit to 200 hours of training at Bay Path and be willing to obtain training to qualify them for industry-recognized credentials essential to work in the field of their choice. Worcester County participants must be 18 years old or older, unemployed or underemployed (annual income is less than $46,800, gross). Most recent high school graduates qualify as under-employed.

Perspective students must go through an application and acceptance process. To apply, contact Mass Hire Career Centers in Southbridge or Worcester. ( The application and interview process must be completed before the start of class in September. Seats are limited to 12 per program. Bay Path will recruit, assess, and screen participants aligned with the program requirements, in partnership with Mass Hire Career Centers in Southbridge and Worcester.

Questions? Please contact Marci Komssi, Career Technical Initiative (CTI) Coordinator at 508-248-5971 x1707 or

This project is funded by the Career Technical Initiative FY’22 Appropriation through the Workforce Skills Cabinet and is administered by Commonwealth Corporation