Seasons of Service


Career & Technical Education Week

What better way to beat the Holiday Gimmees and observe Red Letter Days than to practice good deeds? Here's a way to discover the true meaning of holidays and heroes. Please join us in celebrating the following Season of Service.

Move over Punxsutawney Phil. Groundhog Day and the middle week in February have been redefined. Since Boston Public Schools School to Career in collaboration with Boston Private Industry Council launched the very first Job Shadow Day in February 1996, students in Technical Vocational Schools have focused on combining productivity and citizenship. Students, who observe Career and Technical Education Week and share the following skills, enrich their own and others' lives.

Auto Body Repair Supply free oil change and tune up to local community center van.


Baking Make holiday cookies. Donate them to early childhood center party.


Carpentry Build tool shed for school's peace garden.


Cosmetology Schedule manicures for interested senior citizens or nursing home residents.


Culinary Arts Plan and serve teachers breakfast during Teacher Appreciation Week.


Electricity Make lamps of learning. Present them to elementary school classes for their reading corners.


Networking and Information Processing Form Tech Assist group. Solve classroom computer problems.


Printing Start up Graphic Design business. Design posters, flyers, raffle tickets and brochures for school based organizations.


SNAP Enhance classrooms with new storage spaces, white boards, and bulletin boards.


TEACHBoston Publish Directory of School Services for bilingual students and parents.


Television Production Record and Videotape Public Service Announcements about timely topics. Share with school community


More Career and Technical Education Web Sites: Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), Boston Public Schools School to Career, Boston Private Industry Council, Job Shadowing

This Season of Service page is brought to you by:
John Enright
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