May 21, 2019

Tri-County Carpentry Students Build Oak Podiums for the Seekonk Police Department


Franklin, MA – Two oak podiums were delivered to the Seekonk Public Safety Communications building by students in the Carpentry program at Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School. The collaborative project involved other Tri-County vocational program students including Engineering Technology and Advanced Manufacturing. The students used their fine skills in designing and building the podiums with the help of Engineering students. Then, they were challenged to program a CNC router, in conjunction with advanced manufacturing students, in order to design the town of Seekonk logo in wood. The Municipal project gave carpentry students valuable hands-on experience in reinforcing their existing skills while working with new technology.

“The Tri-County School District would like to thank the town of Seekonk for providing our students with such a rich and authentic project, said Jean George, Vocational Director. “Our Carpentry students collaborated with students from Engineering Technology to create a set of plans using the AutoCad software. Once the design was ready, it was time to build the podium. As a finishing touch, the Town of Seekonk Seal was created using the skills of the Advanced Manufacturing students as they created the code to draw an exact replica of the seal. Those students guided Carpentry students in using the CNC router to complete the emblem. That is what we call STEM - Thank you again Town of Seekonk.”

Municipal projects give students in Tri-County’s Career Programs valuable hands-on experience in their industry. To learn more, visit:

Tri-County RVTHS, located at 147 Pond Street in Franklin, is a recipient of the High Schools That Work Gold Achievement Award and serves the communities of Franklin, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Norfolk, North Attleboro, Plainville, Seekonk, Sherborn, Walpole, and Wrentham.


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