Economist: Colleges, voke schools need to do more job prep

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By Laura Krantz | The MetroWest Daily News | October 19, 2012 Manufacturing is flourishing in Massachusetts, economist Barry Bluestone said Thursday, but community colleges and vocational schools should do more to prepare students for jobs in those industries. The Northeastern University economist, at a business luncheon in Framingham, lectured on the results of a study he […]

A Look at Vocational Education

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By John Castelluccio | Peabody Patch | September 17, 2012 Lt. Gov. Tim Murray paid a visit to Peabody last Thursday to tour the vocational programs at Peabody Veterans Memorial High School. As chairman of the governor’s STEM Advisory Council (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math), Murray pledged to visit every vocational and technical high school in the state. He said Thursday […]

Gov. Deval Patrick announces new program for vocational schools

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By Erin Shannon | Enterprise News | September 14, 2012 AVON — Welding. Mechanical drafting. Metal layout. Machining. Those are among the skills taught to students at Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School in Easton to prepare them for future jobs. So school Principal David Wheeler was pleased to hear that Gov. Deval Patrick announced plans Thursday […]

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