Charlestown Man Attending Renowned Local Crafts School
Charlestown native Dennis Elwell has been admitted to the North Bennet Street School in Boston, where he has begun a one-year training program in locksmithing.
One of the country’s oldest schools for craftsmanship training, North Bennet Street School (www.nbss.edu) is known internationally for its rigorous teaching methods, and for its role in promoting the preservation of traditional crafts skills.
Graduates of the school’s locksmithing program go on to pursue a variety of careers, from becoming self-employed locksmiths to working as property security supervisors
at major universities.
Elwell graduated from Don Bosco Technical High School in 1996, and later attended the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams.
In addition to locksmithing, the crafts school provides full-time and part-time training in violin making, bookbinding, cabinet and furniture making, carpentry, jewelry making and piano technology.