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The current state of vocational education in the Commonwealth

Barry Bluestone and Catherine Tumber released the Dukakis Center report “The Critical Importance of Vocational Education in the Commonwealth” on Friday, Jan. 22, at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Presenting the study’s findings to some 230 attendees, Bluestone shared the podium with (among others) Governor Charlie Baker and Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School student Tatyana Foskey, who told the crowd of her plans to become a wastewater treatment plant manager.

The report was commissioned by the Alliance for Vocational Technical Education, a new multi-partnership organization that formally launched at the event and presented a list of state policy recommendations. Researchers at the Dukakis Center conducted a series of surveys to assess how Career/Vocational Technical Education (CVTE) administrators, students, graduates, employers, and parents, and the public at large view the current state of vocational education in the Commonwealth and how it could be strengthened.

Key Findings

Published On: June 29, 2016 |
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