Student, BVEF Youth Leadership Academy

“I really enjoyed the company tour and viewing the highest level of leadership in action by listening to the CEO of Omni Control Technology. He gave us encouragement to work hard and with that we can accomplish anything!”


“At today’s job fair I learned that a 30 second pitch and a firm handshake gets you places.” 

Jennithan Cortes, MassHire Central Region Workforce Board, Operations Manager

“Thank you, BVEF, for giving us the opportunity to work with you and do these activities for the students, it is truly a rewarding experience for us!”


“I was surprised by AGS and the tour purely on the fact that people would generally think that they just make boxes, but it was so much more. Everyone was working together to make more, they worked hard to make something specific for their customers which was cool to see.”

Michael Fitzpatrick, Superintendent, BVT

“We are pleased to have talented staff members affiliated with the Foundation’s quality professional development activities.”

John Swayze, Teacher, Northbridge High School

"I want to thank you for the chance to attend last week's BVEF Forum.  It was an eye-opening experience, and I came away with a much greater understanding of the challenges and opportunities that await our graduates."

Kevin McIntyre, Superintendent, Milford Public School District

“I am amazed by all of the programming being offered. We are really benefiting and I appreciate it!”

Marcia Varda, Saint Gobain, Director of Human Resources

“It is an honor to be associated with the Blackstone Valley Education Foundation.” 

Deborah Kochevar, Dean, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University

"Thank you, BVEF, for a marvelous partnership that just keeps getting better."

Student, BVEF Youth Leadership Academy

"As a BVT student, I found the tours to be very interesting because they do co-cop with our students. Also I thought it was cool being able to see their factory and how they make their product. Thank you!"

Thomas Wesley, Waters Corporation, Director of Facilities Management

“Let me add my tremendous thanks to the chorus of appreciation already relayed to BVEF. We are planting seeds for future Waters employees and influencing a generation of students who will make their own way in life in a few short years.”

Blackstone Valley Education Foundation supports collaborative efforts that connect schools with local businesses. The BVEF leverages community resources to provide services to schools that connect current learning with future career paths for students. The goal is to assist with the development of our future work force in the Blackstone Valley and throughout the nation.

We are sincerely grateful to our community partnerships that enable us to continue with the work we do.


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