Changes in the Schedule:


Additional Sessions: 

Wednesday, June 27, 11:10 a.m.-12 noon 

2936    Your MTRS Benefits                                                                                                                      Room C107 

This is a five-part informational program for MTRS members of all ages and career stages.  In addition to a quick introduction to our system, we will be discussing the annuity savings account, benefit eligibility criteria, creditable service, options A, B & C (including the retirement formula and sample calculations), as well as other things to consider before and after you retire.  


Wednesday, June 27, 2 – 2:50 pm 

2934 Incorporating Hardscape Training in the Vocational School Curriculum                                 Room B203 

Henry Camosse, Director – New England Concrete Manufacturers’ Association 

As in many trades today, there is a shortage of qualified hardscape installers in the field.  The New England Concrete Manufacturing Association is working to institute best practices of the hardscaping industry into the current Education Framework of MA Vocational Schools by developing a comprehensive curriculum to train students to acquire meaningful skills sought by employers.  We will be providing an overview of what the subject matter could be, and be looking for ideas and suggestions from the participants.  We will review our planned summer training program for CTE instructors in the summer of 2018 interested in incorporating this curriculum in their programs. 


Thursday, June 28, 11:00- 11:50 am                                                                                                          Room D308 

2935         Becoming an OSHA Outreach Trainer & Maintaining Authorization--Your Questions Answered 

Diane Malachowski, Program Director for the Region 1 New England OSHA Training Institute Education Center  

Are you interested in learning the steps to becoming an OSHA Outreach Trainer for General Industry, Construction, Maritime or Disaster Site Work?  Are you an OSHA Outreach Trainer with questions about your roles and responsibilities and trainer update requirements? Attend this introductory session on becoming an OSHA Outreach Trainer, and review the 2018 OSHA Outreach Training Program Requirements for current and aspiring Outreach Trainers.  For those individuals wishing to apply to become an OSHA Outreach Trainer, this session will orient teachers and administrators to the prerequisite verification process and requirements to enroll. 




Guidance Strand 

Thursday, June 28, 1-1:50 Changed to: 

Advantages of Attending a Community College               Jenna DeBortoli, Bunker Hill                          Room D315 

The content of this session will include the benefits of attending a community college including access, value, and transfer opportunities. 



Business Technology & Marketing Strand 

Thursday 1-1:50 pm 

Business Technology and Marketing Curriculum Roundtable