In the News
Twelve students and four advisors recently attended the annual SkillsUSA Fall State Leadership Conference. Students participated in leadership training with over five hundred vocational students throughout the state as well as heard from business and industry keynote speakers. (11/21/23)
Diman's Automotive Technology Program is thankful to the Diman Bengal Education Foundation for a generous $10,000 donation to the program. The money will go towards the purchase of individual hand tools for each of the shop's repair locations. (11/17/23)
Soon, the new Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School will start to take shape. The project reached a big milestone on Friday with a ceremonial ribbon cutting.
“Today we stand on the threshold of a new and promising chapter of our community’s educational journey,” said Brian Bentley, superintendent for the Greater Fall River Vocational School District. (11/3/23)
The principal at Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School was surprised with a major award — and $25,000 — at a special assembly on Friday morning.
“Diman today, Diman tomorrow, Diman forever,” Principal Andrew Rebello said during a speech after accepting the award. (10/20/23)
During a surprise announcement, Diman Assistant Superintendent and Principal Andrew Rebello received of the Milken Family Foundation’s National Milken Educator Award on Friday morning. The national award recognizes an educator’s excellence with a $25,000 award (10/20/23)
Jewel of the City
Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School has a long and distinguished history, not only of turning out first-rate graduates, but of lending a hand when needed. The latest example of this community spirit comes in the form of Diman students replacing an antiquated heating system at the Fall River Water Department building.
The system was, to be kind, in bad shape. City finances being what they always are, a much-needed replacement seemed unlikely. That's when the Diman cavalry rode to the rescue, offering not just to patch, but to replace the complaining, old heating system.
And the Diman students aren't doing a halfway job either. They're installing new boilers, new pipes, new baseboards and a 15-zone heat control system. What's not to like about this deal? The Water Department (and its long-suffering employees) will get a building whose heating ability is equal to the New England winters. The students from Diman get, not just experience in their various trades, but an opportunity to do something good. They also get the opportunity to learn how nice it is to help someone out of a jam.
The kids at Diman will someday practice a wide variety of trades, including plumbing, heating, car repair, culinary arts, construction and much more. In short, Diman students are learning to do the work that makes the world run. Put a dozen men of genius in a room to solve all the world's problems and they won't get much done if there's no roof on the building, no heat or no plumbing.
Since Diman grads will go forth to do the work that runs the world, it's a good idea they get a solid grounding, not just in hammer and nails work, but in the harder work of honesty, caring and lending a helping hand.
Over the decades, Fall River and its surrounding towns have been well-served by Diman. It's there that our sons and daughters get on the path to a good job and it's from there that Diman graduates go out to take up all kinds of important jobs.
And, time and time again, Diman students who have not yet graduated, lend their hands and their hearts to some important piece of work that would never get done without their skilled, cheerful assistance.