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Promo&ng	High	Expecta&ons	for	All	
Students	through	Career	Technical	
Educa&on:	A	State-	and	School-Level	
Perspec&ve	
Dec...
“The	Cadillac	Model	of	the	CTE	world.”	
•  Na&onally		recognized	in	research	done	by	Harvard,		Northeastern	University	,	
...
Indicators	of	Success	
•  High	Gradua&on	Rates	 	(94.5%)	
•  Low	Dropout	Rates		 	(		0.7%)	
•  High	Growth	in	High	Stakes	...
Partnerships	with	Business	&	Industry	
•  Program	Advisory	Commi_ees	for	45	Voca&onal	Technical	&	
Agricultural	Programs	
...
Employers	today	are	looking	for	much	more	technically	and	academically	trained	graduates.	They	want	
cri&cal	thinkers	who	...
Interest	Con*nues	to	Grow	
	
	
Change	in	Voca*onal	Enrollment:		 	2004-05	 	 	2014-15	 	 	Change	 	 	Change	%	 		
Regional...
Keys	to	Success	
•  Fully	Engaged	and	Immersed	Students	in	a	Career	Pathway	
		
•  Real	World	Experience	
•  Small	Learnin...
PATHWAYS TO PROSPERITY PROJECT
TOOPP A T
ROSPERITYPPRPRR
TOPATHWAYS TOPATHWAYS TOA TAT
MEETING THE CHALLENGE OF
PREPARING ...
INTRODUCTION)
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Education!programs!approved!by!the!Massachusetts!Department!of!Elementary!and!
Secondary!Education!pursuan...
SUSTAINABILITY	
Mass.	Voca&onal	Technical	School	Ini&a&ves	
WHAT	ARE	WE	DOING?	
•  NEVER	ENOUGH!		NEVER	FAST	ENOUGH!	
•  B...
SUSTAINABILITY	
Mass.	Voca&onal	Technical	School	Ini&a&ves	
•  Training	programs	follow	the	new	Mass.	Building		Energy	Cod...
THE PREMIER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE
FOR ALL PROFESSIONALS INVOLVED WITH CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION
Assabet V...
Mass.	Associa&on	of	Voca&onal	Administrators	
	
	
MAVA.us	
Contact:	
David	Ferreira,	Execu&ve	Director	
dferreira@gnbvt.ed...
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  1. 1. Promo&ng High Expecta&ons for All Students through Career Technical Educa&on: A State- and School-Level Perspec&ve December 15, 2015
  2. 2. “The Cadillac Model of the CTE world.” •  Na&onally recognized in research done by Harvard, Northeastern University , Achieve, & the Pioneer Ins&tute. •  Regional Voc Techs; City Voca&onal Schools, & Voca&onal Technical Programs in Comprehensive HS •  Closing the “Middle Skills Gap”---Statewide Voca&onal Technical Frameworks
  3. 3. Indicators of Success •  High Gradua&on Rates (94.5%) •  Low Dropout Rates ( 0.7%) •  High Growth in High Stakes Tes&ng (MCAS)
  4. 4. Partnerships with Business & Industry •  Program Advisory Commi_ees for 45 Voca&onal Technical & Agricultural Programs •  Over 6,000 Advisory Board Members Statewide •  Co-Opera&ve Educa&on Programs
  5. 5. Employers today are looking for much more technically and academically trained graduates. They want cri&cal thinkers who can write, communicate, and collaborate. They need to read technical manuals wri_en at 13th or 14th grade level. •  Manufacturing is no longer manual carving; now it’s driven by people who can program a machine •  Technology Skills needed in all Career Pathways
  6. 6. Interest Con*nues to Grow Change in Voca*onal Enrollment: 2004-05 2014-15 Change Change % Regional Voca&onal Schools 25,832 28,532 2,700 10.5% Other Voca&onal Programs 15,709 18,351 2,642 16.8% Total Voca&onal Enrollment 41,541 46,883 46,883 12.9%
  7. 7. Keys to Success •  Fully Engaged and Immersed Students in a Career Pathway •  Real World Experience •  Small Learning Communi&es •  Integra&on of Academic & Technical Instruc&on
  8. 8. PATHWAYS TO PROSPERITY PROJECT TOOPP A T ROSPERITYPPRPRR TOPATHWAYS TOPATHWAYS TOA TAT MEETING THE CHALLENGE OF PREPARING YOUNG AMERICANS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY JANUARY, 2011 PATHWAYS TO PROSPERITY PROJECT PATHWAYS TO PROSPERITYMEETING THE CHALLENGE OF PREPARING YOUNG AMERICANS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY FEBRUARY 2011
  9. 9. INTRODUCTION) ! Education!programs!approved!by!the!Massachusetts!Department!of!Elementary!and! Secondary!Education!pursuant!to!Massachusetts!General!Law!Chapter!74!and!the! Vocational!Technical!Education!Regulations!are!known!as!Chapter!74Dapproved!vocational! technical!education!programs.! ! This!DIRECTORY!contains!the!official!list!of!Chapter!74Dapproved!vocational!technical! education!programs!by!district!and!school.!The!following!provides!Chapter!74Dapproved! vocational!technical!education!programs:! ! ! twentyDsix!regional!vocational!technical!school!districts! ! thirtyDtwo!local!school!districts! ! nine!academic!regional!school!districts! ! two!county!agricultural!and!technical!school!districts! ! one!independent!vocational!and!agricultural!school!district! ! one!educational!collaborative! ! 48!Chapter!74!vocational!technical!programs! ! Each!Chapter!74Dapproved!vocational!technical!education!program!in!this!DIRECTORY!is! identified!by!a!Massachusetts!title!that!is!based!on!the!applicable!Massachusetts!Vocational! Technical!Education!Framework.! ! A!crosswalk!from!the!Massachusetts!titles!to!a!six!digit!Classification!of!Instructional! Program!Code!(CIP!Code),!obtained!from!the!document!titled:!Classification!of!Instructional! Programs!published!by!the!United!States!Department!of!Education!–!National!Center!for! Education!Statistics!is!included!at!the!end!of!the!DIRECTORY.! ! Visit!the!Massachusetts!Department!of!Elementary!and!Secondary!Education’s!website!at! http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/!under!“School!and!District!Profiles/Directory”!for!additional! information!on!each!school!district!and!school!listed!in!this!DIRECTORY.! !
  10. 10. SUSTAINABILITY Mass. Voca&onal Technical School Ini&a&ves WHAT ARE WE DOING? •  NEVER ENOUGH! NEVER FAST ENOUGH! •  Blackstone Valley Tech, Upton-First Green School-Building Project/2015 Green School included solar, water conserva&on, effec&ve posi&oning of windows to make efficient use of natural light •  Solar-installa&on Training Installa&on training has been incorporated into electrical, plumbing and HVAC programs •  Drama&c reduc&on in the use of hazardous substances used in voca&onal training Most programs are now using water borne products i.e., inks, finishing, parts cleaning •  Drama&c increase in the proper disposal of hazardous substances used in voca&onal training Programs that generate hazardous waste such as waste automo&ve oil, frying oil must u&lize a properly licensed vendor to remove and properly dispose of the substances. •  First Energy Star rated House built by students Keefe Technical School, Framingham •  Green Building Construc&on of an on campus building to use as a trainer for instruc&on on the zero energy concept using alterna&ve energy and state of the art insula&on, materials and products.
  11. 11. SUSTAINABILITY Mass. Voca&onal Technical School Ini&a&ves •  Training programs follow the new Mass. Building Energy Code Carpentry, Electrical, HVAC-R, Plumbing •  Environmental Science and Engineering Programs Significant increase in the number of schools now offering these programs that concentrate on energy conserva&on and proper use of natural resources. Upper Cape Tech now has a new State of the Art wastewater treatment plant that is being used as the focus of their environmental science program. •  Significant Reduc&on in the use of energy Auto on/off ligh&ng, be_er insula&on, use of solar •  Significant Reduc&on in the use of Water Resources lower gallon auto on/off plumbing fixtures •  Increase in Recycling Programs Resul&ng in significant reduc&on in genera&on of daily waste. •  Use of Alterna&ve Energy Sources. Solar, Wind, Bio Fuel •  Please note: This is not meant to be a complete lis&ng of all ini&a&ves. This is meant to be a hi-light only.
  12. 12. THE PREMIER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE FOR ALL PROFESSIONALS INVOLVED WITH CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION Assabet Valley Regional Technical School 215 Fitchburg St. Marlborough, MA 01752 Breakout Sessions “Humor Me: Humor in the Classroom—Not Just How, But Why!” “How to STRESS Yourself Out, Be LATE for Everything, and DIE YOUNG” “CTE Leadership Lessons From H-O-L-L-Y-W-O-O-D!” Wednesday, June 29 Pre-Conference Workshops Monday, June 27 and Tuesday, June 28 An opportunity to master the latest technology, learn a new skill, complete a certification, earn CEU’s or obtain a specialized license. Check the website for details. Conference Day One Conference Day Two Registration Opens February 1 www.connectingforsuccess.org Peter D. Dewar, Director dewar@tri-county.tc Judith McKinstry, Registrar judithbmckinstry@gmail.com Thursday, June 30 Hands On Workshops Tailored to your Program ● Academic, Administrative, Guidance, Special Education, STEM and Vocational /Technical Presentations ● Trade Show Wednesday, June 29 Presentations on Current Issues & Topics of Interest to All! Pedagogy Health & Safety Technology Administration Engage • Inspire • Energize It’s about Changing a Life ! Andy Masters AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR AND INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER
  13. 13. Mass. Associa&on of Voca&onal Administrators MAVA.us Contact: David Ferreira, Execu&ve Director dferreira@gnbvt.edu Peter Dewar, Director of Professional Development dewar@tri-county.us

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