For Immediate Release - June 02, 2014

Patrick Administration To Announce Grants to Expand Vocational Programs Across the Commonwealth

Vocational Grants Will Allow for Funding for a Variety of Vocational School Equipment Needs; Help to Encourage Occupational and Regional Diversity of Vocational Schools

Who:     Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Rachel Kaprielian, Undersecretary of Administration and Finance Scott Jordan,Executive Director Dave Ferreira, Massachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators

Why:     The Vocational Opportunity Challenge (VOC) encourages vocational school collaboration with local higher education institutions and with businesses in related areas. The 34 recipients span 216 communities from Williamstown to Somerville and will benefit over 2,000 students.

When:    Tuesday, June 3, 2014
              11:00 a.m.

Where:   State House
             Room 157