Norton Resident Wins Massachusetts Vocational Association Post-Secondary Award

Norton Resident Wins Massachusetts Vocational Association Post-Secondary Award

Alicia Vye of Norton has been named the 2018 Massachusetts Vocational Association’s outstanding Post-Secondary Vocational Technical Student. Ms. Vye, enrolled in the Medical Assisting Program at Southeastern Technical Institute, will graduate with her post-secondary certificate this spring.

Criteria for the award included personal commitment to vocational education and to the program, success in the vocational technical clinical affiliations, success in academic areas, evidence of good personal character and leadership, and involvement in school and community activities.

Medical Assisting Program Director Susan Beer, M.Ed., CMA (AAMA), said, “Alicia has consistently demonstrated a keen interest in learning the material and applying those concepts in Lab settings. She volunteers to assist students who may struggle with certain concepts. She can make real world connections from the text and then explain or expound on various topics in easy-to-understand language. She is professional, maintains excellent grades, and is attentive to the program policies.  She also volunteers in the community for several fundraisers as well as student activities on campus. She is representative of the type of medical assistant who will immerse herself in her practice in order for her patients to reap the most benefit.”

Ms. Vye will receive the award, for $500, at the Massachusetts Vocational Association annual conference and banquet in March at the Renaissance Boston Patriot Place Hotel featuring guest speaker Governor Charlie Baker.

The Massachusetts Vocational Association is a non-profit organization. Membership consists of individuals working in the State of Massachusetts and is available to anyone who would like to support and preserve Vocational/Technical and Career Education at both secondary and post-secondary levels. The majority of the members are educators but also includes administrators, industry leaders, parents, retirees, school committee members, and support personnel associated with vocational/technical and career education. For more information visit

Since 1968, Southeastern Technical Institute has provided adults with training in several vocational areas, constantly striving to meet the training needs of our students and area businesses. STI is a non-profit, public school that offers day and evening programs including Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Dental Assisting, Electricity, HVAC, Medical Assisting, Plumbing and Practical Nurse. In addition, there are several evening continuing education courses. Southeastern Technical Institute is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education. For more information, or to apply online, visit or contact 508.230.1297. Financial Aid available for those who qualify.