Who We Are

The Massachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators (MAVA) is a professional association of educational leaders who administer career and technical programs in Massachusetts schools.

Our Beliefs

 
Access:

Providing career and technical education for all students with the interest and ability to benefit.

 


Rigor and Relevance:

Advocating for career and technical education that provides students with the academic, technical and employability skills needed to compete in a global economy.

 


Results:

Graduating and placing students who are critical thinkers, lifelong learners, and responsible citizens who have both technical and academic proficiency.

 


Relationships:

Building strong partnerships among home, school, employers and our respective communities.

Our Mission

 

  • To support a performance-based delivery model that results in academic and technical proficiency for all students;
     

  • To improve instruction through experiential learning that integrates both academic and career and technical performance standards;
     

  • To provide professional development activities that support career and technical educators, honor accomplishments, and advance professional and organizational leadership goals;
     

  • To advocate for career and technical education that is respected and valued, aligned to industry standards, and relevant to the needs of students; 
     

  • To build partnerships and alliances with business, industry, labor, post-secondary institutions, and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education;
     

  • To accept nothing less than accountable, high quality, and adequately funded career and technical education for our students.