EXTERNAL MAVA Extended Campus Spring Semester Registration

Colleagues, We are most pleased to share this notice from Dr. Sheila Harrity, MAVA Extended Campus Coordinator and a link to our professional development page: https://mava.us/fall-extended-campus-schedule/ David Time to Register for the Spring 2023 Extended Campus (Cohort) Courses The MAVA Extended Campus Program has posted the FSU and WSU spring semester courses on the MAVA … Read more

EXTERNAL IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM SKILLSUSA: CORRECTED DATE FOR IN-PERSON CONTESTS

MAVA Colleagues, In the event you did not receive this directly, we are sharing this important information from Karen Ward, Executive Director of SkillsUSA Massachusetts. David Subject: IMPORTANT: CORRECTED DATE FOR IN-PERSON CONTESTS Dear SkillsUSA Advisors and Partners, We are re-sending this email with a date correction. Hands-on contests are April 30, 2021 (the text … Read more

EXTERNAL “Thankful and grateful to Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito for their acknowledgment of the role technical education plays in the Commonwealth”

Colleagues, Great news for Nashoba Valley Technical High School in Westford. Nashoba Tech Superintendent Denise Pigeon said the school is overwhelmed by the commitment to technical education shown by the Baker Administration during its eight years in office. “We are so thankful and grateful to Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito for their … Read more

90th Annual Conference recommendations and planning assistance survey

MassCTE Annual Conference & Awards Banquet: Our 90th Annual Conference and Awards Banquet will be held in-person at the Renaissance Boston Patriot Place Hotel, Foxborough MA – Friday March 31 (Leadership Training) & Saturday, April 1, 2023 (Conference & Banquet).  Our Keynote Speaker will be Eric Chester, a former CVTE Instructor.  You may view more … Read more

REMINDER—DEADLINE NEXT WEEK—Leadership Academy One—OPENINGS FILLING FAST

Still Time to Enroll in Leadership Academy ONE Colleagues, The future is now!!! We are most excited to announce that now is the time to enroll your future leaders in Leadership Academy ONE. This Academy is an intensive course that encompasses all aspects of leadership and organizational behavior within CTE. Academy Coordinator Kathy Conole will … Read more

MAVA Presents James Poplasky with Recognition Award

Colleagues, The Massachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators is pleased to announce that it presented James Poplasky with MAVA Recognition Award. David John Guilfoil Public Relations LLC PR for Police, MAVA Presents James Poplasky with Recognition Award November 7, 2022 Matthew Reid Client News, School News Massachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators President Dr. Andrew Linkenhoker presents … Read more

Our Condolences

The MVA/MassCTE organization is saddened to learn of the passing of Donald Ayer.  Don passed away peacefully on Friday, October 28th 2022. Don was a dedicated and tremendously valued member of our career vocational technical education community.  Don was a veteran, former vocational instructor, school committee member, and recipient of the MASC Lifetime Achievement Award. … Read more

MAVA Seeking Graphic Designer/DVC Teacher for Connecting for Success!!

At the request of MAVA Executive Director, Steve Sharek, we are sharing this great opportunity with our entire education community.  MAVA Superintendents…. As Andy Linkenhoker mentioned at our Board meeting a few days ago, we are still looking to fill the job of Marketing and Communications Coordinator for Connecting for Success. This is a job … Read more

Important Information for CVTE Educators and Frameworks Subject Matter Experts


Colleagues,
We are pleased to share this important information from Lisa Sandler regarding the online public vetting of our Chapter 74 Draft Frameworks.  Please review this message and timelines so you remain informed and included in this process, and be sure to include any advisors and stakeholders for input, as needed. 

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Bob LePage – Urgent – Nursing Workforce Grant Funds via HHS now open – $42M of resources — due Nov 4th

  Colleagues, At the request of our Executive Director and Past President Ernie Houle, we are forwarding this email concerning an important grant opportunity from Bob LePage. We thank Bob for his continued support. David Urgent – Nursing Workforce Grant Funds via HHS now open – $42M of resources — due Nov 4th Good evening! … Read more

MassDOT Employment Opportunities — High School Mechanic Internship Program

MAVA Colleagues, MassDOT recently announced a high school mechanic internship program with openings statewide! At the request of Jeff Cathcart, we are pleased to forward the attached information. Please share this information with appropriate members of your staff. For questions regarding the job posting, please email Andrea Wilk at andrea.wilk@dot.state.ma.us. Thanks, David Internal/External Job Posting … Read more

VACANCIES—Brockton Public Schools—Two CTE Teachers

Colleagues, We are pleased to share the message below, received from Elvio Ferreira, Director of CTE at Brockton Public Schools. He is looking for two CTE teachers. 1 would focus on Auto CAD and 3D printing 1 would focus on Manufacturing Both are posted on School Spring Job ID: 4054585 Title: Engineering Design Teacher Status: … Read more

New Website for Teacher Testing Program

MAVA Board of Directors, Principals, & Vocational Directors, At the request of our Executive Director, we are pleased to share the link to the new Teacher Testing site: Massachusetts| NOCTI | Industry Credentials & Certifications Please share with appropriate staff. David David J. Ferreira MAVA Communications Coordinator David Ferreira

OSHA 510 & 511 course Postponement

Colleagues, We are forwarding this update Mario Sousa MAVA’s OSHA/Safety Coordinator. Please share this with your vocational technical & agricultural instructors. Thanks, David CTE Instructors. Please be advised that the OSHA 510 & 511 courses scheduled to start on October 8, 2022, are being rescheduled to January due to low enrollment. We will be selecting … Read more

New Website for Teacher Testing Program

MAVA Board of Directors, Principals, & Vocational Directors, At the request of our Executive Director, we are pleased to share the link to the new Teacher Testing site: Massachusetts| NOCTI | Industry Credentials & Certifications Please share with appropriate staff. David David J. Ferreira MAVA Communications Coordinator David Ferreira

VACANCY – IMMEDIATE OPENING AT SMITH VOCATIONAL & AGRICULTURAL

We are sharing this post on behalf of Smith Tech and MAVA.  Thank you for sharing this opportunity.     Colleagues, Smith Vocational & Agricultural High School has the following IMMEDIATE vacancy: Agricultural Mechanics Instructor The position is posted on SchoolSpring. Here is the link: https://click.pstmrk.it/2t/www.schoolspring.com%2Fjob%3F4052013/UO-SdzIN/rJwV/wz5D-ei8-T Job ID: 4052013 Title: Agriculture Mechanics Instructor Full Posting: https://click.pstmrk.it/2t/www.schoolspring.com%2Fjob%3F4052013/UO-SdzIN/rJwV/wz5D-ei8-T … Read more

Hard Work at Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech made him a Local Star

Friends of Vocational Technical & Agricultural Education, We are very proud to share a wonderful story of a 2017 graduate of Greater New Bedford Regional. David Hard work at GNB Voc-Tech made him a local star. What’s Orgelio ‘Jay’ Soares up to now? Matthew Ferreira Standard-Times At age 24, New Bedford resident Orgelio “Jay” Soares … Read more

If you have a creative writer on your staff, this may be a chance to receive some national exposure.

Colleagues, As you are aware Techniques Magazine is the monthly publication of ACTE. Several our schools have had articles published. If you have a creative writer on your staff, this may be a chance to receive some national exposure. The information below was included in a recent ACTE Update. David Write for Techniques Techniques is … Read more

MAVA Leadership Academy Update

  Colleagues, In the event you did not receive this update from our Executive Director, we are forwarding it to you. David MAVA Leadership Academy Update Leadership Academy I Twenty-seven future leaders will be completing Leadership Academy I on Thursday, November 3rd. Kathy Conole, the Academy Coordinator, has again done an outstanding job in preparing … Read more

Administrative Appointment

MAVA Members, We are pleased to extend this good news and congratulations!! If you have a new administrative appointment that was not previously announced, please let us know! Enjoy your weekend. David Administrative Appointment Joseph Flynn was recently appointed as the Director of Career and Technical Education at Keefe Regional Technical High School in Framingham. … Read more

ADMINISTRATIVE VACANCY —Vocational Technical Construction Academy Administrator—-Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech

  Colleagues, We are pleased to share this information concerning an Administrative Vacancy at Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech. David   CAREER OPPORTUNITY Vocational Technical Construction Academy Administrator Review a detailed job description at: https://gnbvt.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=434 Please share this excellent opportunity with qualified candidates. Also, for a complete list of job postings and to apply for a … Read more

Advancing Career & Technical Educators Symposium

Apply by Sept. 30! Calling all preservice and alternatively certified CTE educators! Apply by Sept. 30 to participate in the Advancing Career and Technical Educators Symposium at VISION! Includes $1,500 stipend and premier professional development opportunity Apply by Sept. 30 ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ Association for Career and Technical Education | 1410 King Street, Alexandria, … Read more

IMPORTANT OSHA SURVEY–NEED YOUR FEEDBACK!

Colleagues, We are most pleased to share this email from Mario Sousa MAVA’s OSHA/Safety Coordinator. Please share this with your vocational technical & agricultural instructors. David Dear CTE community, My name is Mario Sousa, and I am MAVA’s OSHA/Safety coordinator. MAVA’s goal is to facilitate your safety training requirements, develop and maintain a database of … Read more