Mission Statement

Our Mission is to Transform Students into Lifelong Learners, and transition graduates into entry level positions within the career field.

Institutional Goals and Objectives:

  • To provide a high quality and educationally sound environment that includes the essential components of industry, state and national approval and accreditation standards.
    • Curriculum is aligned to correlate with state, national, and industry standards on an annual basis.
    • Curriculum is constructed so that it is scaffolded, both horizontally and vertically, within didactic and laboratory courses.
    • Students are prepared to meet state, national, and industry credentialing standards.
  • To provide active learning opportunities throughout the curriculum to allow students to develop proficiency of concepts and skills.
    • The educator creates active learning environments to support the acquisition of concepts, skills, and knowledge.
    • Students have multiple opportunities to develop and apply learning experiences that align with industry standards.
    • Students apply skills and knowledge in simulated or actual work settings.
  • To ensure students are prepared for industry, state, and national credentialing examinations.
    • Through rigorous sequencing of curriculum, students are mentored through the credentialing process.
    • Multiple assessment methodologies are utilized to aid in student preparation for credentialing examinations.
    • Students have the opportunity to sit for program specific credentialing when appropriate.
  • To prepare students for employment through the development of employability and career readiness skills, while emphasizing professional and ethical standards.
    • Students are prepared to become ethical and professional members of their career and technical field.
    • Students develop the career readiness and job search skills necessary to obtain and maintain employment.
    • Students are encouraged and assisted to acquire an entry level position within their profession.
  • To engage and support all faculty by mentoring and guiding their growth as educators, as well as encouraging lifelong learning through ongoing professional development.
    • Faculty are supported by both administration and their peers to develop and expand educationally sound practices and to foster professional growth throughout their educational career.
    • Faculty work with their supervisor to create yearly goals, provide and receive input on job performance, and are evaluated annually.
    • Faculty have the opportunity to participate in professional development activities.

Historical Background

Southeastern Technical Institute is a public post-secondary technical institute located at 250 Foundry Street South Easton, MA 02375.  The school can be contacted by calling 508- 230-1297 or through the website at www.stitech.edu.  Southeastern has only one campus.  

In 1960 representatives from the geographical area, now known as the Southeastern Regional School District, discussed with the Massachusetts Department of Education the feasibility of establishing a regional vocational technical school district.  The Division of Vocational Education did a comprehensive study of the area and in September of 1961 recommended to the Massachusetts Department of Education that such a regional school district should be established. The school district comprises the City of Brockton and the towns of East Bridgewater, Easton, Foxborough, Norton, Mansfield, Sharon, Stoughton, and West Bridgewater.  

In June of 1963, a planning board composed of representatives from the district’s communities published their original proposal for the school. The district communities, the Massachusetts Department of Education, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Emergency Finance Board approved the proposal during the summer of 1963.  The Southeastern Regional School District broke ground on July 2, 1965 and completed construction just prior to opening on September 6, 1967.  The school was officially dedicated on May 19, 1968. 

The Practical Nurse Program was the first post-secondary program at the Southeastern Technical Institute. The program was originally approved as the Brockton Vocational School of Practical Nursing by the Board of Registration in Nursing on March 25, 1964 with the understanding that it would be located in Brockton until the proposed Southeastern Regional School District building had completed construction. On September 11, 1967 the Practical Nurse Program was transferred in name, location, and administration from Brockton to the Southeastern Regional School District.  The date of the first Practical Nurse graduation was on March 26, 1968.  

The Dental Assisting and Medical Assisting Programs began operation in 1967, the Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technician (HVAC) Program started in 1996.  The Culinary Arts Program opened in 2014; the Cosmetology program was added in 2015.  The Electricity and Plumbing programs enrolled their first classes beginning in 2018.  The two newest STI programs, Machine Tool Technology (Advanced Manufacturing) began enrolling classes in 2019 and Metal Fabrication and Joining Technologies enrolled classes beginning in 2021.  In January 2021 the Medical Assisting program was expanded to include an evening hybrid option.

STI is accredited by:

Southeastern Technical Institute is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education.
7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325
Atlanta, GA 30350
www.council.org
Tel: 770.396.3898

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Office for Career/Vocational Technical Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148-4906
www.doe.mass.edu
Tel: 781.338.3000