BPS Career Technical Education Week

  • Career Tech Ed Week

    Our First Annual Boston Public Schools Career Technical Education Week is February 4-8, 2019!

    BPS Office of Career Technical Education announces a week dedicated to highlighting career pathways in the district and student connections to high skill, high demand jobs. 

    In an effort to raise awareness of the impact of career and technical education (CTE) in supporting students to achieve college, career, and life readiness, CTE Educators and administrators will be planning lessons, events, and activities focused on pathways that prepare students for success after graduation. 

    Activities:

    Several BPS schools with Career Technical Education programs will hold student-centered activities during CareerTechEd Week.

    This includes two public events:

    Monday, February 4, 11:00 AM: At Boston Green Academy, 20 Warren St., Brighton, students in the Environmental Science and Technology program will demonstrate their use of laser thermal imaging cameras to detect energy inefficiencies in buildings. The students — who will conduct demonstrations around the school’s beehive, among other areas of the building — are currently partnering with the City of Boston’s Environment Department to identify heat and water loss at The Old State House, which is owned by the City and operated by The Bostonian Society.

    Tuesday, February 5, 11:00 AM: At Madison Park Technical Vocational High School, 75 Malcolm X Blvd., Roxbury, students in the Programming and Web Development will showcase the work they are doing robotics, game development and website development. Madison Park will have additional showcases throughout the week to highlight the school’s 20 career technical education programs with activities focused on the school’s healthcare, transportation, and hospitality pathways.

    Several other CareerTechEd events are scheduled at various district schools that host Career Technical Education (CTE) pathways, including a week of events for students at Madison Park, which has the most CTE programs in BPS, along with several events at English High, Burke High, Boston Arts Academy, TechBoston Academy, East Boston High, and Boston International Newcomers Academy.  If you are interested in attending, please contact msylvaria@bostonpublicschools.org.

    A special thanks to our CareerTechEd Week Partners:

    • City of Boston
    • EdVestors
    • Private Industry Council
     
    Get Involved!
    To get involved please contact Dr. Michelle Sylvaria, Executive Director of CTE, at msylvaria@bostonpublicschools.org.