Press Releases: Voc Tech

This op-ed appeared in Commonwealth Magazine and New Bedford Standard Times. A recent visit to Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School demonstrated why career and technical high schools are rightly considered a Massachusetts success story. But it also serves as a reminder that we must not let them become victims of their success....
Programs could help stem enrollment declines, provide opportunity to disadvantaged students BOSTON - A new Pioneer Institute study explores whether medical vocational-technical education could be a tool to help area Catholic schools address declining enrollment and also provide economically disadvantaged students with the knowledge and skills that are in high demand among employers. [av_button_big label='Download...
Vocational-Technical Education, Equality of Educational Opportunity Are Focus of Upcoming Forum BOSTON - A century ago, African-American civil rights leaders, Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois, framed a national debate about educational opportunity and racial uplift.  Washington believed vocational-technical education was the best route to equality for African-Americans, while Du Bois argued for the...
Vocational-Technical Schools and Businesses Strengthening the State’s Economy Pioneer Institute paper reports on growing partnerships to meet the skills shortage BOSTON - Massachusetts manufacturers and small businesses are offsetting an acute skilled labor shortage through collaborations with the state’s vocational-technical high schools, investing in their programs to produce trained graduates while the students benefit from...
New Pioneer study finds that greater autonomy is a key to low vocational-technical high school dropout rates