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    Diman students in demand

    Looking for a job? You’re in luck, with experts saying that the current job market offers historic levels of open positions across a wide swath of industries. “It’s the first time when the leverage is really in employees’ hands,” said Kevin Lazaro, Director of Cooperative Education at Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School. “I’ve seen a lot of changes, but I’ve never seen such a boon of job opportunities across a multitude of industries.” (6/15/22)

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    Fall Protection Training at Diman

    Diman students and teachers in the construction cluster trades participated in a full day of fall protection training. In collaboration with #BurnsPowerTools and #Wernerladder our students and Teachers were able to participate in a hands on demonstration learning the Osha standards, different parts of a fall arrest system, proper use and equipment for different types of fall hazards, proper fitment, different style anchoring methods for a variety of applications, along with what to do should you experience a fall while using a safety harness. (10/6/21)

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  •  Students, staff, and the Silvia family

    Diman dedicates Carpentry shop to Ronald Silvia, Sr.

    Diman has rededicated the Carpentry-Cabinetmaking Shop in memory of Ronald Silvia, Sr. A 1963 graduate of the Carpentry Shop, Silvia joined the carpenter’s union after high school, worked in the trade for many years, returned to Diman to teach his trade, and then at retirement was elected to the Diman School Committee. (6/15/21)

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    Diman receives CTI grant

    Greater Fall River Vocational School District will be using these grant funds to provide training and placement services to prepare unemployed and underemployed participants for Carpenter, Welder positions. Their grant partners include: MassHire Bristol Workforce Board and Career Centers and the following employer partners: Davico Manufacturing, Dartmouth Building Supply, North Atlantic Corporation. (2/11/21)

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  •  Students look at the sluice gate

    ‘Top notch’ work from Diman students on key piece of city infrastructure

    A group of Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School students saw the fruits of their labors materialized in a dramatic way on Friday when a project they had worked on for a year -- replacing vital sluice gates that help control the flow of water from the Quequechan River -- became an integral part of the city’s infrastructure for decades to come. (7/10/20)

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  •  Some of the masks

    Diman School makes PPE for local health care providers

    Diman Regional Technical High School of Fall River, Massachusetts, has produced more than 700 face masks and 200 ear guards for donation to local healthcare and residential nursing centers, as well as the Army National Guard. (5/18/20)

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  •  Students listen to instructor Jeff Cabral

    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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  •  Students at Diman Regional built shelving for the Swansea Police Department where Narcan and defibr

    Diman students complete shelves for Swansea Police

    Students at Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School completed and delivered shelving that will be used to store medical supplies at the Swansea Police Headquarters. Eight of the students led by instructors Donald Travers and Cory Luz brought the shelving to te headquarters Friday morning with Swansea Representative on the Diman School Committee, Jeffrey Begin and Officer Donald Dibiasio, Somerset’s representative on the Diman Committee, present. (11/27/17)

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    Bridging the skills gap

    Many manufacturers who embrace technology to remain competitive find that implementing the latest machinery and software can be easier than finding the skilled labor needed to successfully use it. When it comes to bridging a widening skills gap, institutions like Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School of Fall River, Mass., are a welcome resource for industry leaders in search of well-trained and talented employees. (6/1/17)

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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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  •  L-R: Donald Travers, Jacob Perry-Niewola, Paul Corey, Tyler Johnson, Emanuel Botelho, Kellsea Bella

    Carpentry-Cabinetmaking Program hammers away at new technology

    Hammers and nails have been joined by advanced machinery and computers in Diman Carpentry-Cabinetmaking shop. Students still learn traditional carpentry, but visitors to the program would also see students programming advanced CNC (computer-numeric controlled) machines to carve intricate designs and patterns into wood. (2/3/17)

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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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  •  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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  • Diman students' work to be showcased at Logan airport, in national magazine

    The Scholarship City is about to have its own place on the international scene. At least, in the International Terminal of the General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport in Boston. (4/28/2014)

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    Former educator’s memory helps protect students

    Diman’s faculty, students, and parents can breathe a little easier at their house-building site, thanks to a donation by the family of the late Ron Silvia, Sr., Diman's Key Club, and the Diman Bengal Education Foundation. The groups collaborated on the purchase of a finger-safe SawStop Jobsite Saw. (11/30/15)

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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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  •  Students pose with their gifts

    The spirit of giving permeates Diman

    Diman “gave back” to the community in a big way this year, as five different projects all worked to help the greater Fall River community. Diman’s efforts helped clothe, feed, and provide both toys and holiday spirit to the area. (1/14/2015)

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  • Bernadette Silvia next to the cabinets her late husband, Ron Silvia, built in their Swansea home.

    Swansea, Diman mourning loss of longtime educator and school board member Silvia

    Ronald Silvia Sr., 70, remembered as passionate about carpentry, sharing skills with students (5/22/2015)

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  •  Diman students helped to rebuild a wooden fire truck that rested for years in front of the Flint St

    Diman crew rebuilds well-known wooden fire truck at Flint Station

    The Flint Fire Station has plenty of equipment to show off when visitors come to call. (6/19/2015)

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