1. Lower Pioneer Valley Educational Collaborative gives working model for technical careers

    Lower Pioneer Valley Educational Collaborative gives working model for technical careers

    If enthusiasm were an occupation, Don Jarvis would have his next career all lined up. Jarvis is the principal of the Lower Pioneer Valley Career and Technical Education Center in West Springfield, where high school students from 10 communities receive technical training with an eye on future college or work. He knows first-hand how vocational training has advanced in the past generation and how the perception has been altered with it.

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    1. When I started (26 years ago), we had eight programs and 130 students.
    2. In the last five years, we've received more than $4 million in grants. We'll take every penny.
    3. They want kids to learn on new cars.
    4. The program is four years old. We've put in $1.5 million in the last two years alone.
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