Frameworks

2024 Frameworks

Status: Approved as of February 2024

Status: This program is currently being piloted in a limited number of districts.

Status: These programs are in the process of being revised.

Frameworks to be Updated

Revision Calendar

For Employers:
Employer voice is critical to ensuring our programs are equipping students with the skills and credentials needed to join the Commonwealth’s skilled and ready workforce upon graduation. We have two ways for employers to lend their voice to the Frameworks as we update them:

  • Complete a 15-minute survey. (Survey links are embedded in the calendar below by program area.)
  • Attend a virtual Employer Summit in the program area. Employer Summits are dynamic conversations with those who register to attend. However, if registrations are limited, Summits are subject to cancellation. (Summit dates and times are reflected in the calendar below. Click on the appropriate date, and you’ll be able to register.)

Your time and input is greatly appreciated!

For Educators:
We are very grateful for the partnership of educators in building strong Career Technical Education programs for the Commonwealth!

Educator Summits will take place after Employer Summits in order to share information directly from the Labor Market and employers in the Commonwealth. Times and Dates are Subject to Change. To register, please click on the appropriate date and fill out the registration form.

Cluster Program Update
Timeframe
Employer
Summit 
UPDATE –
Educator
Construction Cluster Mason and Tile
Setting (2014) 
Winter/Spring 2024  Employer survey link  
Construction Cluster Cabinetmaking (2014)  Winter/Spring 2024 Employer survey Link  
Construction Cluster Construction Craft
Laborer (2014)
Winter/Spring 2024 Employer survey link March 6, 2024 3:00-4:30 – Educator survey
Construction Cluster Sheet
Metalworking (2014) 
Winter/Spring 2024 Employer Survey Link Educator Survey Link
Construction Cluster Painting and Design
Technologies (2014)
Winter/Spring 2024 March 6, 2024 1:00-2:30 
Employer Survey Link 
Apr 3, 2024 3:00-4:30
Educator Survey Link 
Construction Cluster Building and Property
Maintenance (2014) 
Winter/Spring 2024 Apr 3, 2024 1:00-2:30 Apr 9, 2024 3:00-4:30
Education Cluster Early Education and
Care (2014) 
Winter/Spring 2024 Apr 9, 2024 12:30-2:00 Apr 18, 2024 3:00-4:30
Arts and Communication Services Cluster Design and Visual
Communications (2014) 
Winter/Spring 2024 Apr 16, 2024 1:00 – 2:30
Employer Survey Link
May 8, 2024 3:00-4:30
Educator Survey Link
Arts and Communication Services Cluster Graphic
Communications (2014) 
Winter/Spring 2024 May 7, 2024 1:00-2:30
Employer Survey Link
May 15, 2024 3:00-4:30
Educator Survey Link
Arts and Communication Services Cluster Radio and Television
Broadcasting (2014) 
Winter/Spring 2024 May 14, 2024 1:00-2:30
Employer Survey Link
May 23, 2024 3:00-4:30
Educator Survey Link
Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Cluster Biotechnology (2014)  Summer 2024 June 4, 2024 11:00-12:30 
Employer Survey Link 
June 14, 2024 3:00-4:30
Educator Survey Link
Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Cluster Telecommunications and Fiber
Optics (2014) 
Summer 2024 June 11, 2024 11:00-12:30 June 19, 2024 3:00-4:30
Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Cluster Drafting (2014)  Summer 2024 June 19, 2024 12:00-1:30 June 25, 2024 3:00-4:30
Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Cluster Stationary
Engineering (2014) 
Summer 2024 June 25, 2024 1:00-2:30 July 10, 2024 3:00-4:30
Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Cluster Electronics (2014)  Summer 2024 July 9, 2024 10:00-11:30 July 18, 2024 3:00-4:30
Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Cluster Engineering
Technology (2014) 
Summer 2024 July 17, 2024 10:00-11:30 July 25, 2024 3:00-4:30
Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Cluster Robotics and Automation
Technology (2014) 
Summer 2024 July 24, 2024 11:30-1:00 Aug 7, 2024 3:00-4:30
Transportation Cluster Diesel
Technology (2014) 
Summer 2024 Aug 5, 2024 10:30-12:00 Aug 15, 2024 3:00-4:30
Transportation Cluster Marine Service
Technology (2014) 
Summer 2024 Aug 14, 2024 1:00-2:30 Aug 21, 2024 3:00-4:30
Transportation Cluster Power Equipment
Technology (2014) 
Summer 2024 Aug 21, 2024 11:00-12:30 Sep 26, 2024 3:00-4:30
Agriculture and Natural Resources Cluster Environmental Science &
Technology (2014)
Fall 2024 Sep 25, 2024 11:30-1:00 Oct 2, 2024 3:00-4:30
Agriculture and Natural Resources Cluster Agricultural Mechanics (2014) Fall 2024 Oct 2, 2024 11:00-12:30 Oct 9, 2024 3:00-4:30
Agriculture and Natural Resources Cluster Horticulture (2014) Fall 2024 Oct 7, 2024 12:30-2:00 Oct 16, 2024 3:00-4:30
Agriculture and Natural Resources Cluster Animal Science (2014) Fall 2024 Oct 17, 2024 11:00-12:30 Oct 24, 2024 3:00-4:30
Business and Consumer Services Cluster Fashion
Technology (2014) 
Fall 2024 Oct 23, 2024 1:00-2:30 Oct 30, 2024 3:00-4:30
Business and Consumer Services Cluster Business
Technology (2014) 
Fall 2024 Oct 30, 2024 1:00-2:30 Nov 7, 2024 3:00-4:30
Business and Consumer Services Cluster Marketing (2014)  Fall 2024 Nov 6, 2024 1:00-2:30 Nov 13, 2024 3:00-4:30
Hospitality and Tourism Cluster Culinary Arts (2014)  Fall 2024 Nov 13, 2024 1:00-2:30 Nov 20, 2024 3:00-4:30
Hospitality and Tourism Cluster Hospitality
Management (2014) 
Fall 2024 Nov 20, 2024 11:00-12:30 Dec 4, 2024 3:00-4:30
Legal and Protective Services Cluster Criminal Justice (2014)  Fall 2024 Dec 4, 2024 1:00-2:30 Dec 11, 2024 3:00-4:30

The calendars below includes dates and registration links for all employer summits and educator summits for each framework. These are critical opportunities to provide input into the Framework revision process.

About Employer Summits. For each program area, we’ll host an employer summit for industry representatives who can give us on-the-ground insight into the skills and credentials our graduates need for successful employment. During each summit, we will share information from the Massachusetts Labor Market and an overview of findings from an industry-specific employer survey, as well as gather deeper insights from them about preferred credentials and skills. Employer summits may be attended by any employer partners including cooperative education partners, PAC members, etc.

About Educator Summits. Following each employer summit, we’ll share the insights from employers, discuss industry credentials, and industry skills with our educators in those program areas at a summit specifically for Educators. We look forward to collecting your insight and feedback. Educator Summits may be attended by CTE program teachers, academic teachers, professional support personnel, etc.

Career-Connected Learning Hub and CTE Framework Update
The 2024 calendar on the Career-Connected Learning Hub > Frameworks now includes dates and registration links for Role-Alike Meetings.

About Role-Alike Meetings. These meetings are an opportunity for educators from across the state to meet with colleagues teaching within the same career clusters and program areas. The majority of the meetings are scheduled by cluster, and there will be opportunities to break out by programs. The meetings are intended to discuss framework implementation, learn of practices and resources of colleagues in the field, and provide opportunities for feedback to inform continuous improvement of state provided resources. Role-Alike Meetings will be hosted by the CCTE and may be attended by CTE program teachers, academic teachers, professional support personnel, etc.

Get the word out and register now! Please spread the word about each summit. We encourage you to register now using the links below.

Role-Alike Meetings

CLUSTERRole-Alike Mtgs.
CosmetologyFeb 21, 2024 3:00-4:30
Electrical/HVAC/Plumbing/CarpentryMar 7, 2024 3:30-5:00
Veterinary ScienceMar 21, 2024 3:30-5:00
Health Services ClusterApr 10, 2024 3:00-4:30
Information Services
Technology Cluster
May 16, 2024 3:00-4:30
Construction ClusterJun 5, 2024 3:00-4:30
Education ClusterJul 24, 2024 3:00-4:30
Arts and Communication ClusterAug 8, 2024 3:00-4:30
Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology
Cluster
Oct 17, 2024 3:00-4:30
Transportation ClusterNov 14, 2024 3:00-4:30
Agriculture and Natural Resource ClusterJan 9, 2025 3:00-4:30
Business and Consumer Science ClusterJan 23, 2025 3:00-4:30
Hospitality and Tourism ClusterFeb 6, 2025 3:00-4:30
Legal and Protective Services ClusterFeb 20, 2025 3:00-4:30