New Coalition Formed to support Career and Vocational Technical Education in MA

In a packed space at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boson on Friday, January 22nd, members from the business, workforce, education, nonprofit, and government sectors came together to celebrate the launch of the The Alliance for Vocational and Technical Education (AVTE) and to highlight the importance of the Career/Vocational Technical Education (CVTE) system in Massachusetts.

The AVTE outlined how CVTE is essential to economic development across the state, and presented key policy recommendations. Governor Baker and his Workforce Skills Cabinet joined us and shared their support for the Alliance and CVTE across the state, announcing a recommendation for $83.5 M investment in improving Career and Vocational Technical Education.

Gov at AVTE event

The program also included highlights of a survey and report commissioned by AVTE that examines public perceptions of CVTE, presented by Barry Bluestone, Director of the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern University. Click here to read the full report: The Critical Importance of Vocational Education in the Commonwealth

To learn more about the Alliance for Vocational Technical Education and their policy recommendations, check out their new website and one-pager!

AVTE one pager  (1)

READ:  Press Release  |  Full Report  |  AVTE 1-Pager  |  Policy Recommendations

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Author: SkillWorks

SkillWorks is a nationally recognized workforce funder collaborative, launched by the Boston Foundation in 2003 to improve workforce development in Boston and across Massachusetts. SkillWorks brings together philanthropy, government, community organizations and employers to address the twin goals of: 1) Helping low-skill, low-income individuals attain family-supporting jobs; and 2) Helping employers find and retain skilled employees.

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