Community Based Vocational Services

Providing community-based vocational learning opportunities

 Students Served

The North River Collaborative (NRC) Community-Based Vocational Program serves students 16 to 22 years-old who are in need of vocational training and are ready to learn in community-based work environments.

Moira Leon 
Program Coordinator
Phone: 781-871-1589
Fax: (781)982-9787
Location & Hours

Frolio Middle School
1071 Washington St.
Abington MA 02351

School-Year Program
7:45 am to 2:15 pm
Program Calendar
Optional Summer Work Program

Program Description


The Community-Based Vocational Program is designed to provide training in various vocational areas for students with unique learning styles.   For many, this is their first introduction to the world of work. Students are matched to appropriate community-based worksites for job skills training with supervision from a qualified job coach, unless otherwise determined.  The job  coach oversees the quality of all work and expands job responsibilities as students progress.  

In-depth vocational assessments are provided for each student by the Program Coordinator who works with the team to determine work site readiness and work performance skills.  This program offers assistance and support to students who wish to transition to community college, work and/or adult services.  Transportation to and from work sites is provided by NRC vehicles by NRC drivers with 7-D licenses.   

Sites & Staff Services


Established Sites for Vocational Exploration

§  Animal Care

§  Cafeteria Work
§  Community Television
§  Doggy Daycare

§  Hospitals (office & warehouse work)

§  Restaurants

§  Retail Stores
§  Transitions at Bridgewater State University

Staff/Ancillary Services   

§  Program Coordinator

§  Job Coaches

§  Drivers


Students Email

CBVS Video
198 Spring Street Rockland, MA 02370 - Phone: 781-878-6056 Fax: 781-982-9787
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