The Museum’s apprentices were formally welcomed on Tuesday, October 25 by Museum staff, Trustees and volunteers, apprentice family members, representatives of New Bedford Public Schools, City Councillor Steve Martins and Mayor Scott Lang. Five of our apprentices, John Antunes, Melanie DeJesus, Peightyn Riley, Mark Ste. Rose and Carlos Velazquez are returning for their second year with us. They are working directly with Museum staff. Our seven new apprentices, Vanessa Alves, Erica Andrade, Sharmaine Flint, Gustin Froias, Amber Martin, Raven Medeiros-Neves and Alfredo Parilla have started their training and behind-the-scenes immersion as to how our museum operates.
Nine of these students attend New Bedford High School; three of them attend Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School. Our new apprentices were chosen from a pool of 52 applicants. We’re very happy to have them as part of our team.