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.

SY2021-2022 Meeting Schedule

Meetings are held via Zoom webinar from 3:30–5:30 and guests are invited to attend.
(Agendas and meeting invites will be sent out prior to meeting dates.)

  • Monday, October 25, 2021
    Webinar Link
    Webinar ID: 879 7321 4381
    Webinar Passcode: 930806

  • Monday, November 29, 2021Cancelled
    Rescheduled to December 13, 2021
    Webinar Link
    Webinar ID: 858 4441 9513
    Webinar Passcode: 031474

  • Monday, January 31, 2022
    Webinar Link
    Webinar ID: 860 9221 5309
    Webinar Passcode: 037529

  • Monday, March 28, 2022
    Webinar Link
    Webinar ID: 862 9168 5332
    Webinar Passcode: 979383

  • Monday, May 23, 2022
    Webinar Link
    Webinar ID: 879 7321 4381
    Webinar Passcode: 785319

SY2021-2022 Council Members

LastFirstCurrent RoleOrganization
CustodioLordStudent (Freshman)U MA Amherst
DagesseDerekHVAC InstructorPlymouth South HS
DesmondShawnCoordinator of Voc and Career EducationBrockton Public Schools
DouglasLauraPresidentBristol Community College
FinferLewSenior AdvisorMASS Community Actions
HackelNinaOwnerDream Kitchens
HathawayTimPresidentLarkin/Hathaway Sheet Metal / HVAC
HouleErnestSuperintendent-DirectorAssabet Valley Regional Vocational School District
JacksonBradSuperintendent-DirectorShawsheen Valley Tech
LangoneJosephPrincipalWestfield Technical Academy
LoiseauMarvinDean of Academic AffairsBenjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
MartinAliyanaStudent (Freshman)U MA
Megie-MaddreyNatashaChief of PolicyMass Parents United
MontouteLaVoniaDirector of Career PathwaysEdVestors
SandsAdeleSuperintendent-DirectorBristol County Agricultural High School
SharekSteveExecutive DirectorMAVA
VargasAbelExecutive DirectorMassHire Merrimack Valley
VieraNikitaAcademic Coordinator — College AccessBristol CC

Last Updated: June 3, 2022

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75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148-4906

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TTY: (800) 439-2370


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