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Vocational Technical Education Frameworks

Public Vetting of Chapter 74 Revised Draft Frameworks

The Office for College, Career, and Technical Education is pleased to announce On-Line Public Vetting of Chapter 74 Revised Draft Frameworks from Oct. 11th – Oct. 13th, along with the release of Draft Strand 5 and Strand 6.

The Timeline for Vetting and Posting follows:
Public Vetting Period: October 11th – October 31st
DESE Review Period: Nov 1st – Nov 30th
Commissioner Review and Approval: December 2022
Final Posting: January 2023

To provide comments please go to vte framework public comment 2022.

We encourage you to review all materials, as these are Draft documents and we are soliciting your input!

All revised Draft Frameworks now include Skill Levels: Basic, Essential, Advanced, and Advanced Plus, equipment lists, and two distinct charts: one for the Hours of Instruction and the other for Industry Recognized Credentials. Please review all information, particularly Strand 2 of the Draft Frameworks, along with the Hours of Instruction Chart and Industry Recognized Credential Chart and materials.

Subject Matter Experts provided expertise for Strand 2 standards and objectives, to calculate estimated instructional hours for the delivery of content standards identified in the New Hours of Instruction Chart.

Carefully review the Draft Hours of Instruction Chart as the proposed hours for many programs exceed 900 hours. We are seeking your feedback/input on the proposed hours.

Additionally, an Industry Recognized Credential (IRC) Chart has been created. All IRC's have been categorized as "Essential" or "Optional", and we welcome your feedback on the New Industry Recognized Credential Chart, definitions, and identified 3rd party validations within each framework.

The following frameworks are open for Vetting: October 11th – October 31st

The following frameworks released during Session 1 Public Comment are also available for Vetting on New Hours of Instruction Chart, and IRC Chart
(There are No changes to Strand 2)

To provide comments please go to vte framework public comment 2022.


Overview

Expectations for Chapter 74 Exploratory and 900 minimum program hours

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 released final VTE Frameworks in the following areas.

This Framework includes standards that are representative of all aspects of the industries that students enrolled in Chapter 74 state-approved Vocational Technical Education Programs are preparing to enter. This vocational technical framework reflects the size, scope, and quality of Chapter 74 state-approved Vocational Technical Education Programs in Massachusetts.

Vocational Technical Education Frameworks (updated September 2021)

Vocational Technical Education StrandsLinks
Strand 1: Safety and Health Knowledge and Skills

Strand 2: Technical Knowledge and Skills

Strand 3: Embedded Academic Knowledge and Skills

Strand 4: Employability
Strand 5: Management and Entrepreneurship Knowledge and Skills
Strand 6: Technological Knowledge and Skills

These posted versions are current as of July 2014.


Last Updated: October 7, 2022

 
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