Partnership Programs

After Dark Partnerships

As part of the Baker-Polito Administration’s Career Technical Initiative (CTI), the After Dark Partnership Program increases access to state of the art Career Vocational, Technical and Agricultural Educational (CVTAE) training. ENSATS After Dark is committed to expanding exceptional, marketable career pathway opportunities for students, helping to meet the needs of state and regional labor markets. Eligible participants are afforded paid cooperative educational job opportunities during the second half of senior year.  

Upon completion of requirements, students receive diplomas from their comprehensive high schools and certificates of completion from ENSATS indicating mastery of technical competencies and employability skills that allow them to make immediate contributions to the workforce.

Current program offerings:

  • Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing
  • Automotive Technology
  • Construction Craft Labor (CCL) in conjunction with Local 22 Laborers’ Union 
  • Health Assisting
  • Sustainable Horticulture

Enrolled juniors and seniors take core academic classes at their comprehensive high schools and are bussed to Essex North Shore for career technical and agricultural training in our state of the art facility from 11:30 – 2:30, completing approximately 1,800 + hours of training in two years.

Students from participating communities who would like to take advantage of this innovative opportunity are welcome to apply. The admissions timeline is the same as that of our day school. For further information, contact Maryanne Gearin, M.Ed., Partnership Liaison, at

Chapter 74 Partnership “After Dark” designation allows school districts offering Chapter 74 vocational technical education programs to partner with other school districts to provide Chapter 74 VTE opportunities.  Key Program Features include:

  • Partnership between traditional high schools and schools with established C74 programs and facilities
  • Altered schedule for participating students
    • Core academics at local high school
    • 900+ total hours of C74 instruction at a career technical or agricultural school
  • Alignment with regional economic and workforce development priorities or other evidenced labor market demand
  • Eligible seniors may participate in Cooperative Education placement in the second semester of the senior year.

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