Board of Ed to vote in March on changes in vocational ed

All Educators Interested in Vocational/Technical Education:

Proposed Chapter 74 Regulations

The Department of Education has proposed new regulations concerning Vocational/Technical Education.  These proposed regulations will significantly change:

  • Vocational/Technical Educator Licensing (currently called Approval)
  • Vocational/Technical School and Program Approval
  • Vocational/Technical School and Program Accountability

At the invitation of MTA president Catherine Boudreau, MTA's Occupational/Vocational Education Committee is hosting two informational forums about these proposals to give MTA members the opportunity to let MTA know about their concerns and to listen to their input about these proposals.

MTA will be submitting written comments concerning these proposals and member input at these forums will inform those comments.

The forums will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Monday, February 3, 2003
Upper Cape Cod Regional
220 Sandwich Road
Bourne, MA  02532 

Wednesday, February 5, 2003
Montachusett Regional
1050 Westminster Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420

Copies of the Proposed Regulations and Guidelines are available on the Department of Education web site ( in the Laws and Regulations section.

Members who cannot attend are invited to send their comments to Ralph Devlin, MTA Center for Educational Quality and Professional Development,