About Us

President’s Message

Who We Are

The Massachusetts Vocational Association is a non-profit organization. Membership consists of individuals working in the state of Massachusetts and is available to anyone who would like to support and preserve Vocational/Technical and Career Education at both secondary and post-secondary levels. The majority of our members are educators and also includes administrators, industry leaders, parents, retirees, school committee members, and support personnel associated with vocational/technical and career education.

MVA Membership Benefits

  1. Your support as a member to both MVA and ACTE will provide vocational/technical and career education community representation at state and national levels involving vocational/technical and career education legislation.
  2. Your dues help support scholarships which promote Vocational Education and are tax deductible. The following are yearly scholarships/awards:
    • Outstanding Secondary Vocational/Technical Student
    • Outstanding Post-Secondary Vocational/Technical Student
    • New Teacher Award given to a new teacher who exemplifies excellence in teaching in the vocational high school setting
    • Other awards include: Harold L. Pride Award, Presidential Achievement, Presidential Certificate of Merit, Quarter Century Club and Walter J. Markham Award

2021-2022 MVA/MassCTE Executive Board

MVA Executive Board
President Kyla Korytoski Lower Pioneer Valley (W)
Central Chapter / Vice President Patrick Fogarty Bay Path Regional (C)
Eastern Chapter President Kerry O’Brien Shawsheen Tech (E)
South Eastern Chapter President Carol Hartnett Blue Hills / Retired (SE)
Western Chapter President Vacant Vacant
Secretary Beverly Rebelo Greater New Bedford (SE)
Past President Ricardo Torres Worcester Tech (C)
Treasurer / Membership Coordinator Jennifer Karamanian Bristol Plymouth RVT
MVA Executive Board Non-Voting Members
MVA Executive Director / Board of Education Liaison Brian Cummings Worcester Tech (C)
2020-2023 ACTE Region I Rep. Policy (3-yr. term) Carol Hartnett Blue Hills / Retired (SE)
Awards Chairperson Don Erickson Loyalty (Retired)
MAVA President Dr. Andrew Linkenhoker  Smith Vocational and Agricultural HS
Conference Sub-Committee Chairperson Carol Hartnett Blue Hills/Retired (SE)
Leadership Workshop Coordinator Brian Cummings Worcester Tech
Mass SkillsUSA Exec. Director Karen Ward
Legislative Liaison Vacant Collaboration with MAVA

MVA Bylaws

Click here to review MVA Bylaws – Revised 2018
MVA Bylaws – Revised 2018