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Leadership in Career and Technical Education


The Massachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators (MAVA) represents the interests of vocational technical educators and administrators from public high schools throughout the commonwealth.

MAVA Remote Learning

Check out this video and see how our CTE instructors banded together to meet the challenges of hands on learning during these times.

Career Technical Education’s Vital Role in Economic Recovery

Watch ACTE created a short video to help state CTE leaders make the case for CTE to policymakers and other key stakeholders.


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MAVA Mailing Address: 

MAVA attn: Jeanne Rayner

85 Pine St., Needham, MA 02492

‹EMAIL: info@mava.us

PHONE: 508-274-3087

Kevin Farr, Executive Director of MAVA, brings over 34 years of leadership in Career Technical Education (CTE). Retiring from Upper Cape Tech as Superintendent after 33 years and 1 year as Interim Superintendent at Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School. Kevin remains committed to guiding our school districts into the new millennium.

  Kevin believes in collaboration, community service and unity amongst all members of technical education in the commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Teachers are required to obtain 150 PDP's every five years. This site is the best reference source for finding relevant courses for your professional development needs.


Whether you are on the path to obtain your initial licensure or working towards recertification, MAVA is your trusted resource for training and education.

 MAVA Updates

General Membership Meeting 

March 4 (3:00 - 4:00pm) link will come by email

MAVA Hot Work Safety Certification Program


Construction Supervisor License Online Course


Leadership Academy One new class to start in 2021


Leadership Academy Two new class to start in 2021


All MAVA/Fitchburg Courses Spring 21 Courses

OSHA  #510 & # 511 Online Saturdays - Starting May 22

Outstanding Vocational Student Award Nominees


See you in our Virtual CFS Conference!

Save the Dates

​June 24, 25, 28 & 29, 2021

More info to come

The “Wall Street Journal” published an article highlighting the efforts vocational schools have made to adjust instruction, due to the pandemic.

 Two vocational schools were featured in this national article/podcast:


•Ignite Technical Institute in Brooks County, TX

•Monty Tech, Fitchburg, MA

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