State-Approved CTE programs are intensively focused on preparing students for specific career fields. Locally-Approved programs may also offer excellent career-related experiences, but are not required to meet the same requirements and standards. The following chart explains some of the differences between these two types of programs.
Note: The term "Chapter 74" refers to a Massachusetts law. The term "Perkins" refers to a federal (United States) law.
Last Updated: February 3, 2022
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