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2014 Approved CVTE Frameworks
Liaisons to School Districts and Public Two-Year Colleges

Office for Career/Vocational Technical Education

Vocational Technical Education Frameworks

Massachusetts Chapter 74 Vocational Technical Exploratory Framework (Draft)

The Department is releasing a draft of the Massachusetts Chapter 74 Vocational Technical Exploratory Framework for review and input before adoption by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

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Draft of the VTE Exploratory Framework
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Overview

The Vocational Technical Education Frameworks are organized under Career Clusters. Each Framework consists of six strands as follows:

  • Strand 1: Safety and Health Knowledge and Skills
  • Strand 2: Technical Knowledge and Skills
  • Strand 3: Embedded Academic Knowledge and Skills
  • Strand 4: Employability and Career Readiness Knowledge and Skills
  • Strand 5: Management and Entrepreneurship Knowledge and Skills
  • Strand 6: Technological Knowledge and Skills

Recent Changes

  • All Strands for all 44 CVTE programs have been revised and updated.
  • Strand Three is now a crosswalk between the VTE Technical standards and the Academic Curriculum Frameworks that is located in the Appendix of each VTE Framework.
  • Name Changes: Career Readiness has been added to the Strand Four title. Office Technology is now Business Technology. Facilities Management is now Building and Property Maintenance (no CIP code changes).
  • New Cluster: Legal and Protective Services Cluster with one program, Criminal Justice.
  • Organization and Key Changes: An outline of changes and a description of the reorganization of the VTE Frameworks can be found in each framework (see table of contents).
  • VTE Frameworks in Curriculum Search tool: One can now search the VTE Frameworks and the Academic Curriculum Frameworks, separately or together, or using key words.

These posted versions are current as of July 2014.



Last Updated: March 1, 2019
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