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  • Diman students carrying a board

    Diman students, hiking group connect to improve Fall River's Bioreserve

    On Blossom Road, in a 19th-century timber-frame wagon shed, a half-dozen kids from Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School were busy building bridges connecting Fall River’s past to its future.  The carpentry students under instructor Jeff Cabral were building the frames for bog bridges — lengths of pressure-treated lumber that will be topped with planks and installed in the Southeastern Massachusetts Bioreserve to help hikers cross muddy trails.  (4/2/24)

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    Coming to your town: Construction projects done by Diman students

    Students at Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School are taking the lead on two construction projects in the community, building an on-site restroom for cemetery workers in Westport and a building addition for a local nonprofit. (1/24/23)

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    Rockwool demonstration enhances building science knowledge

    Thank you to Rockwool (@rockwoolna) for the building science presentation and demonstration. Expert Nick Stone did an excellent job expanding our students' knowledge of proper wall assembly design, thermal envelopes, controlling dew points within a wall assembly, and the pros and cons of various insulation products. Students were engaged and shown another career pathway in building science that now more than ever needs to be implemented to meet the energy code and create a safe, healthy living space. (3/17/22)

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    Retooled: Diman adapting to challenges of learning trades remotely

    In this time of distance teaching and learning, trade shops at vocational schools face, perhaps, the greatest challenge. They, as well as many other shops offered at vocational schools, focus heavily on students working with tools and on machines. But with students, due to the COVID-19 crisis, locked out of the building and physically separated from their teachers, hands-on learning has largely been taken out of the educational equation. (5/18/20)

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    Diman students help out with construction of Bay Coast Rowing Center in Fall River

    Students from Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School literally helped raise the roof recently on the in-construction new Bay Coast Rowing Center in Fall River, a project financially supported by a $25,000 grant from BayCoast Bank. (5/22/19)

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    Diman students learn valuable lessons as they help build a Fall River home

    There is a soft clatter when the Diman students walk by — hammers swinging in metal loops, screwdrivers clicking against speed squares. (4/23/19)

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    Diman SkillsUSA H.O.P.E. Food Pantry takes a bite out of hunger

    When students Jesenia Delrosario, Savannah Carvalho, and Celina Andreoli began to research the poverty and homeless student population in Diman, they began to create a plan to tackle this problem. What started as a SkillsUSA community service project quickly turned into a passion and life changing project for these three girls. (4/22/19)

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  •  Representatives from Diman, People Inc, and the city of Fall River

    Single, foster mom winner of Fall River home built by Diman students

    A single, foster mom of three children has her shot at moving out of her apartment and into her own home. Donna Handler’s number was chosen by lottery Friday afternoon to purchase a home on Duluth Street built by the students of Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School. (5/30/17)

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  •  Some of the Diman teachers and students involved in building this year's house for a qualifying fir

    Diman students help the American dream come true by building a new house

    Other than getting your kids more education than you ever had, home ownership is probably the most-desired piece of the American Dream.

    At 132 Duluth St., in the Maplewood neighborhood, a piece of the American dream is a neat ranch house that is almost finished, ready for a lucky first-time homebuyer. (3/24/17)

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  •  With the school year's work done, a nice house sits where there was none last fall, thanks to Diman

    Diman students put heart into family's new home

    Thomas F. Aubin has a phrase he likes to tell people: His city’s neighborhoods can reclaim their glory days one home at a time. That assertion by Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School’s soon-to-be superintendent-director took root Monday afternoon, with 37 Chicago Street in Fall River at long last holding an open house showcase. (6/28/16)

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  • Swansea softball benched by Diman

    The Diman Building and Property Maintenance program recently built five picnic tables for the Swansea Girls Softball League. The tables were constructed using pressure treated lumber and were designed to last for many years. (4/15/16)

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  •  Front – Sara Jesus, Tyler Hannon, Kiana Gonsalves, Jessica Liles, Felipe Ferreira, Austin Medeiros

    Diman thanks Lowe’s for shop improvement

    Lowe’s beheld the results of their financial support on Tuesday, March 22, when the new Engineering/Technology Center was unveiled during a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Diman’s Machine Tool Technologies shop. The new center was funded by a $25,000 grant from Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation that was administered by SkillsUSA. (3/23/16)

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  •  Drafting instructor Mitch Sweet, left, and building and property maintenance instructor Michael Ber

    Diman students' hard work shines through in cherry wood display holding model USS Massachusetts

    The Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School students who collaborated to make a 6-foot-tall, 9-foot-long cherry wood display case with plaques and framed photos — out of what was previously a pile of lumber — had already seen their project mostly complete. (10/24/2015)

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  • Diman recreates signs for Westport VFW

    Diman students recently used modern technology to replicate past in the present, in order to create something that will stand well into the future. (6/18/2015)

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  • Diman shop programs ever-changing to meet needs of employers

    FALL RIVER - As the job market changes, so does Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School. (5/24/2012)

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