“Connecting to Community” Salem News Article

With the reigns of Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical School in the hands of a new Superintendent-Director, a solution to an identity crisis has begun to take form. Dr. Heidi Riccio values the uniqueness of Essex North Shore which she describes as beautiful and high performing. Having the support of Governor Charlie Baker through the recent acquisition of three Workforce Skills Capital Grants, totaling nearly a million dollars, Essex North Shore is well positioned to develop a highly skilled workforce. It is Dr. Riccio’s priority to improve community connections through workforce development, middle school summer programs, strengthening relationships with the agricultural community and expanding adult evening classes to include industry training as well as community enrichment offerings.

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