NBSS recently took on a vacant retail space in Boston's Downtown Crossing for a temporary showcase of traditional trades. Offered to NBSS by Historic Boston Inc (HBI)—which owns the Freedom Trail-adjacent site—the small storefront space features demonstrations in bookbinding and woodworking, and will be open through Friday, December 20, 2019.
Getting an education is a significant financial undertaking, and our team is dedicated to helping make your dreams of attending America's first trade school a reality. To help you better understand the process of funding your education, we put together a Guide to Financial Aid at NBSS. This guide defines key aspects of financial aid, outlines the steps to apply for federal, state, private, and NBSS funding, and has a few examples of what an NBSS financial aid award could look like.
Our yearly magazine is packed with great stories and updates from the School. Read about women in the building trades, new scholarships and financial aid options, reflections from President Sarah Turner, a one-of-a-kind restoration project, shop tours, what we're reading this summer, new staff members, and much more. Read the full issue here.
In recent years, there has been an uptick in programs encouraging women to change their perception of the trades. These new and expanded strategies are an effort to help women see what was once a male-dominated industry as a viable career option. We explore the changing landscape of the building trades in this series – while also celebrating some of the talented women who began their careers at NBSS and are making an impact in their fields.
When it came time to restore a stone cottage – originally built by a World War I general – on his property in Westwood, a homeowner turned to our Preservation Carpentry faculty. The project's biggest challenge was restoring the building's over-sized door, which was also missing the key. This opened the door to a collaboration with Locksmithing & Security Technology faculty (and many others) to manufacture a one-of-a-kind key.