Old Colony recognizes employed graduates with Industry Signing Day

Jun 1, 2022

As many students along the South Coast celebrate graduation, Old Colony Regional Technical High School is also celebrating students’ futures with their first ever Industry Signing Day.

On Tuesday, May 24, Old Colony recognized 29 graduating seniors who will enter directly into their industry and take the talents they have learned in school straight to paying jobs.

"We’ve had Old Colony students graduate from places like WPI and Brown University, UMass and Northeastern," Superintendent Aaron Polansky said. "Some of our students choose to enter the workforce right out of high school and in a short time find themselves making six figures with no loans."

He said that they wanted to celebrate the success of those students, and today was the day to recognize that.

Vocational Coordinate Bethany Botelho, who was instrumental in the creation of the event, said this is a tradition they plan to continue in the future.

“We look forward to holding the event each year,” she said.

Students recognized from the Tri-Town include:

Automotive Technology

Hailey Andrews, Rochester - Route 44 Toyota

House & Mill Carpentry

Will Piehier, Mattapoisett - Wood Carpentry

Machine & Tool Technology

Albert Cutler, Mattapoisett - Autocam

Metal Fabrication and Joining Technologies

Charlie Lombard, Rochester - A&M Associates

Emma Makuch, Rochester - Horacio’s

Jake Medeiros, Rochester - Brownell Boat Stands

Noah Ripley, Rochester - Factory Five Racing, Inc.