- The Massachusetts Secondary Postsecondary CVTE Linkage Consortium is the new name for Bristol Tech Prep. In short we call it CVTE, which stands for Career and Vocational Technical Education. Throughout the state of Massachusetts, funding from the Perkins Act provides for CVTE Linkage programs, which are all located in community colleges. At Old Colony we work closely with Bristol Community College whose campus is located in Fall River, MA.
- The purpose of CVTE Linkage is to prepare students for a smooth transition to college. It encourages students to acquire proficiency in mathematics, science, communication and technological skills. CVTE offers a curriculum that will enable students to enter the work force, continue on to college for a Certificate, an Associates Degree, and on to a Bachelors Degree without experiencing retraining, delays and duplication of courses or loss of credit.
- CVTE offers articulated credits to high school graduates, as well as the opportunity to take free college courses at BCC. Students who are able and highly motivated and who maintain a 2.5 Grade Point Average (GPA) in their high school studies are encouraged to take free courses.
- The Perkins Act also requires that high schools make an effort to articulate agreements with other colleges and institutions as well as BCC. Old Colony currently has agreements with several colleges. Old Colony continues to pursue agreements for the purpose of encouraging students to seek out higher education beyond high school. See the Appendix for a listing of articulated agreements currently in place at Old Colony. For more information on college courses and current articulations, students should inquire in the Guidance Office.
|Member InstitutionsThe Bristol Secondary Postsecondary CVTE Linkage Consortium is comprised of one community college and 11 secondary schools including four regional vocational technical schools, one agricultural school and six comprehensive high schools.Bristol Secondary Postsecondary CVTE Linkage Consortium Member Institutions Community College:
Eleven Secondary Schools:
Four Regional Vocational Technical Schools
One County Agricultural School:
Six Comprehensive High Schools: