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Nashoba Tech open house to feature clinic with 1A auto

WESTFORD – Nashoba Valley Technical High School will host its annual open house on Sunday, Nov. 3, from noon to 3 p.m., and this year’s event has an exciting new feature.

The school’s Automotive Technology program, in partnership with Westford-based 1A Auto, will run a how-to clinic behind the school during open house so those attending the event can learn how to check their oil and other fluids, change tires and perform other basic auto maintenance.

“We had an idea of how we could partner with Nashoba Tech to jointly help the community,” said Rick Green, CEO of 1A Auto. “We are going to work with the school by sending our mechanics to help run a ‘how-to’ clinic for the public.”

Green noted that his father taught him and his brother, Mike Green, president of 1A Auto, how to perform basic auto maintenance when they were young, and that they want to do the same for Nashoba Tech students and members of the public who attend open house.

In addition to the clinic, open house will feature tours of the school for prospective students from Nashoba Tech’s eight-town district, which includes Ayer, Chelmsford, Groton, Littleton, Pepperell, Shirley, Townsend and Westford.

Students and parents can talk to instructors in technical programs as well as academic classes, and learn about extracurricular opportunities the school offers.

Nashoba Tech, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, offers 20 technical programs: Advanced Manufacturing; Automotive Collision Repair/Refinishing; Automotive Technology; Biotechnology; Carpentry; Cosmetology; Culinary Arts; Dental Assisting; Design & Visual Communications; Early Education and Care; Electrical Technology; Engineering Technology; Health Assisting; Hospitality Management; Marketing; Plumbing and Heating; Programming and Web Development; Robotics; TV and Media Broadcasting/Theater Arts; and Veterinary Assisting.

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