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Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE)

Vocational Technical Education Advisory Council

Council Statement

The council advises the Board and the Commissioner on matters related to Career/Vocational Technical Education (CVTE) across the Commonwealth. The focus for this year will include equitable access to CVTE pathways, Department monitoring and support systems and processes for CVTE programs, and program quality and alignment to business and industry.

FY2020-2021 Meeting Schedule

Below is a list of the first cycle of Vocational Technical Education Advisory Council meetings. These meetings will be held virtually via ZOOM for public safety. As meetings approach, you may register via the corresponding link below, and we will email a ZOOM link to all registrants the day of the meeting.

Date and TimeLocation
Monday, October 26, 2020, 3:30pm–5:30pmZoom virtual meeting
Monday, November 30, 2020, 3:30pm–5:30pmZoom virtual meeting
Monday, January 11, 2021, 3:30pm–5:30pmZoom virtual meeting
Monday, March 1, 2021, 3:30pm–5:30pmZoom virtual meeting
Monday, May 10, 2021, 3:30pm–5:30pmZoom virtual meeting
Monday, June 7, 2021, 3:30pm–5:30pmZoom virtual meeting, webinar format

LastFirstCurrent RoleOrganization
AguilarWendyBilingual Counselor / Medical AdvocatePathways for Change
CustodioLordStudent (12th grade)Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical School
DagesseDerekHVAC InstructorPlymouth South High School
DouglasLauraPresidentBristol Community College
Edouard-VincentMariceSuperintendentMedford Public Schools
FarrKevinExecutive DirectorMassachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators
Gangwisch-MarshKimVocational School CounselorFranklin County Technical School
HackelNinaOwnerDream Kitchens
HathawayTimPresidentLarkin/Hathaway, Inc.
HouleErnestSuperintendent-DirectorAssabet Valley Regional Vocational School District
JacksonBradfordSuperintendent-DirectorShawsheen Valley Technical High School
LangoneJosephPrincipalWestfield Technical Academy
LoiseauMarvinDean of Academic Affairs / Chief Academic OfficerBenjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
MaguireKarenDirector of Career ServicesSoutheastern Regional Vocational Technical High School
ManningGretchenDeputy DirectorMassachusetts Association of Community Colleges
MartinAliyanaStudent (12th grade)Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School
Megie-MaddreyNatashaChief of PolicyMassachusetts Parents United
MontouteLaVoniaDirector of Career PathwaysEdVestors
SandsAdeleSuperintendent-DirectorBristol County Agricultural High School
VargasAbelExecutive DirectorMassHire Merrimack Valley Workforce Board

Last Updated: June 1, 2021

 
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