About The MVA

The Massachusetts Vocational Association was founded in 1930. The first president of the MVA was Harold L. Pride, who taught manual arts in 1936 and later became the director of the Waltham Trade School until his death in 1954.

On October 18, 1976 the MVA was incorporated. Twelve years later, in 1988, the Massachusetts Vocational Association Inc. became a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Our membership is available to anyone who would like to support and preserve Vocational/Technical and Career Education at both secondary and post-secondary levels. We have approximately 1400 members. Our membership consists of: School administrators, associates, teachers, retirees, school committee members, and support personnel associated with vocational/technical and career education.

We are affiliated with the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE). With your support as a member to both MVA and ACTE, we will give the vocational/technical and career education community representation at state and national levels, fighting for vocational/technical and career education legislation affecting us.