Career/Vocational Technical Education

Vocational Technical Education Frameworks


Expectations for Chapter 74 Exploratory and 900 minimum program hours

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

Revised Drafts (June 2021)

We are pleased to announce that the Office for College, Career and Technical Education, in collaboration with the MA Association of Vocational Administrators — Vocational Framework Administrative Team have scheduled the release of selected Draft VTE Frameworks and received public comment. Please look for final drafts in early fall 2021.

These posted versions are current as of July 2014.

Last Updated: October 13, 2021

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