The Lower Pioneer Valley Career and Technical Education Center (Career TEC) is an extension of the seven member high schools served by the Lower Pioneer Valley Educational Collaborative. Transportation to and from the Career TEC is provided by the Lower Pioneer Valley Educational Collaborative. Enrolling at Career TEC is a part of the process of course selection in the home high school.

Students may meet home high school graduation requirements in areas of math, science and computer technology by successfully completing a two (2) year course of study at Career TEC.

With everything a student has to consider when choosing courses, it is not always easy to understand how educational planning will help to shape their future. Educational planning, along with career exploration, allows students to engage in job shadowing, college shadowing, and a work-based learning internship. Together this builds the knowledge to make an informed decision about course selections. Course selections that are tied to a career pathway, strengthens a student's skill-set and better prepares them for making life-long decisions.

For more information on educational planning and career exploration visit the Career Center in your high school and ask for the Career and Technical Educational Center Educational Planner.

To learn more about the Lower Pioneer Valley Career and Technical Education Center ask your guidance counselor to arrange a visit for you. For more information call Career TEC at 413-735-6300.