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A Good Life, Built by Hand.

There is no doubt that North Bennet Street School is a special place, but how would you describe it? Over the years there have been several attempts to capture the spirit of what the School offers and convey it to the public in an immediate and memorable phrase that describes just what it is that we do. Read more in this special article by President Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez CF '99.

A New Generation

A lot has been said over the years about so-called "first-generation college students," but what about those who are the first in their home to learn a skilled trade? It was with those young people in mind that NBSS began a partnership with the Dorchester Youth Collaborative this past year. Read more.

Artisan Skills, High-Tech Tools

Millennials are reshaping business, and today's jewelry industry is no different. Learn how our own program combines traditional skills with trendsetting projects, while also "pushing toward the cutting edge of technology," according to one grad.

Trading Places

What happens when 24 students in two different programs swap benches for a week? 6 matching cabinets, 18 unique tables, and a whole lot of perspective. Read more about this enlightening experiment from our Cabinet & Furniture Making and Carpentry programs.

A Tiny House (of sorts) at NBSS

In summers of both 2016 and 2017, NBSS welcomed students from Madison Park Technical Vocational High School. Their work was to build "Bennet Town," a scaled-down version of a project done by full-time NBSS students. The skills they learned "...are more than just vocational know-how, they're important in all areas of life. They came naturally to the Madison Park students, and we can't wait to welcome them back again next summer."

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