Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical School

Future-thinking Infrastructure – Investing in Training Tools for the Jobs of Tomorrow

New Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Digital Fabrication Labs 

Through generous funding from the Massachusetts Skills Capital Grant, spearheaded by the Baker-Polito administration, Essex North Shore Technical School has invested in the technology necessary to evolve their CNC, CAD, engineering technology and metal fabrication programs to give students the skills needed to compete in an “Industry 4.0” world.


The beautiful Essex North Shore campus

“When we received an advanced manufacturing grant from Governor Baker, AET was a great resource to guide us through the process of design, equipment selection, and installation. Our program is now equipped with equipment that will provide our students with cutting edge technology which will prepare them for college and career readiness.”

Dr. Heidi Riccio
Superintendent-Director, Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical School


What once was a locker room had a dramatic makeover as a beautiful new Innovation Lab. This digital fabrication hub will benefit students from CAD/CAM design, engineering and machine tech trades, as well as graphic design majors. Among the additions are an Epilog Zing Laser, Stratasys F270 3D Printer, Stratasys uPrint Desktop 3D Printer, an EMCO Concept Turn Lathe and and EMCO CNC Milling Machine.

New additions to the Advanced Manufacturing center at Essex North Shore courtesy of generous funding from the Skills Capital Grant initiative.

The existing Machine technology center was appointed with new CNC plasma machines by Techno CNC Systems. Updates like this are supporting the efforts of administration and staff to train students with the advanced manufacturing skills necessary to become key players in modern industry.