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Career/Vocational Technical Education

Chapter 74 Programs

Chapter 74-approved vocational technical education programs are programs that meet the definition of vocational technical education contained in Massachusetts General Law Chapter 74. Districts apply for program approval to DESE’s Office for College, Career, and Technical Education (OCCTE) pursuant to Chapter 74 and the Vocational Technical Education Regulations. Note that all Chapter 74-approved vocational technical education programs meet the Perkins Act definition of career and technical education. Chapter 74 programs are considered by the Department to be High Quality College and Career Pathways.

For School Districts considering applying for new Chapter 74 programs, see resources at Massachusetts Chapter 74 Application Timeline.

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Pathway/Program Mapping Tool
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Chapter 74 Programs Approved to Open Fall 2019
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Chapter 74 Manual for Vocational Technical Education Programs
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Chapter 74 Partnership Program ("After Dark")

Cooperative Education

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Chapter 74 Manual for Vocational Technical Cooperative Education
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Sample Toolkit for Assessment of Student Work
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Sample Cooperative Education Application
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Sample Cooperative Education Agreement
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Sample School Calendar
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Cooperative Education Site Safety Checklist
 
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