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Career Technical Education

Chapter 74 Partnership Program (also known as "After Dark")

The Chapter 74 Partnership Program ("After Dark") approval process recognizes innovative Career Vocational Technical Education pathways, often with an altered delivery schedule through the partnership of a student's enrolled district and a district with established Chapter 74 programs.

Applications for Designation

The next round of Chapter 74 "After Dark" Partnership Program applications for designation will be open from Tuesday, January 2 through Friday, March 15, 2024 at 5:00 PM. Applications for "After Dark" designation must originate from the Sending school district where students are currently enrolled.

To assist applicants, we are hosting an application webinar on Tuesday, January 9 at 10 am. You can register here.

(Please note that transportation reimbursements may be available for regional partnerships. For more information, please contact Larry DeSalvatore .)

Overview:

Chapter 74 Partnership designation allows school districts offering Chapter 74 vocational technical education programs to partner with other school districts or with other schools within a single school district to provide Chapter 74 technical education opportunities that would not otherwise exist. Often these involve taking advantage of times when technical facilities are underutilized.

Designation allows sending school districts, or sending schools within a single district, to report students as Chapter 74-enrolled and to receive any increases to Chapter 70 state aid that may result from such reporting.

Key Program Features:

  • Partnership between traditional high schools and schools with established C74 programs and facilities

    *Priority given to oversubscribed schools and programs, especially those in Gateway Cities

  • Altered schedule for participating students
    • Core academics at local high school
    • 900+ total hours of C74 instruction at technical school
  • Alignment with regional economic and workforce development priorities or other evidenced labor market demand
  • MOU between districts for fiscal and programmatic components
  • Consultation with CTE school's Program Advisory Committee
  • Qualified instructional personnel
  • Equitable admissions criteria

For more information, please contact Larry DeSalvatore .

Designated Chapter 74 "After Dark" Partnerships

Program DistrictPartnering Districts or SchoolsProgramCIP Code
Greater Lawrence Regional Vocational Technical School District Lawrence Public Schools, Phoenix Charter Academy, Andover Public Schools, Methuen Public Schools, North Andover Public Schools Advanced Manufacturing
Not Offered SY2023-24
480501
Automotive Technology470604
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration470201
Health Assisting510000
Information Support Systems and Networking110401
Metal Fabrication and Joining Technologies480509
Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical School District Gloucester Public Schools, Beverly Public Schools, Swampscott Public Schools, Marblehead Public Schools Advanced Manufacturing
Not Offered SY2023-24
480501
Automotive Collision, Repair and Refinishing470603
Automotive Technology470604
Construction Craft Laborer469999
Design and Visual Communications
Not Offered SY2023-24
500401
Electricity
Not Offered SY2023-24
460302
Health Assisting510000
Horticulture010601
Plumbing
Not Offered SY2023-24
460503
Greater Lowell Regional Vocational Technical School District Lowell Public Schools Advanced Manufacturing
Not Offered SY2023-24
480501
Automotive Technology470604
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration470201
Information Support Systems and Networking
Not Offered SY2023-24
110401
Metal Fabrication and Joining Technologies480509
Lynn Public Schools In-District: Lynn Vocational Technical Institute, Lynn Classical High School, Lynn English High School, Fecteau-Leary Junior/Senior High School Advanced Manufacturing 480501
Health Assisting
Not Offered SY2023-24
510000
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration470201
Metal Fabrication and Joining Technologies480509
Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical School DistrictNew Bedford Public SchoolsCarpentry460201
Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical School District Brockton Public Schools Advanced Manufacturing
Not Offered SY2023-24
480501
Automotive Technology
Not Offered SY2023-24
470604
Cosmetology
Not Offered SY2023-24
120401
Culinary Arts
Not Offered SY2023-24
120500
Dental Assisting
Not Offered SY2023-24
510601
Early Education and Care
Not Offered SY2023-24
131210
Engineering Technology
Not Offered SY2023-24
150000
Marketing
Not Offered SY2023-24
190203
Medical Assisting
Not Offered SY2022-23
510801
Springfield Public Schools In-District: Roger L. Putnam Vocational Technical Academy, Springfield High School of Science & Technology Advanced Manufacturing
Not Offered SY2023-24
480501
Automotive Technology470604
Health Assisting510000
Information Support Systems and Networking110401
Metal Fabrication and Joining Technologies480509
Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School District Fitchburg Public Schools, Gardner Public Schools, Narragansett Public Schools Carpentry
Beginning Fall 2024
460201
Electricity
Beginning Fall 2024
460302
Salem Public School District Beverly Public Schools Automotive Technology 470604
Medical Assisting510801

Funding Available for Planning and Implementing C74 "After Dark" Partnership Programs

Through the funding opportunities below, school districts have applied for and been awarded funding to plan and implement Chapter 74 "After Dark" Partnership programs. For more information on funding, see the links below or contact Larry DeSalvatore .

Please note that Career and Technical Education Planning Grants and Implementation Grants also fund other efforts to expand access to career and technical education programs.

Last Updated: December 18, 2023

 
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