Career and Technical Education

Mario Sousa
Career & Technical Education Director


Kellie De Young-Donlon-Medical Assisting

Johanny Candelario- Early Education and Care

Catherine Jeffers-Early Education and Care

Jim Rowley-Automotive 

David Barnard-Building and Property Maintenance

Paul Caron-Electrical

Otavia Tropeano-Culinary Arts

Bridget Zanni-Culinary Arts

The Salem High School Career & Technical Education Department is a Massachusetts Chapter 74 Certified Department. Four-year students acquire entry-level skills preparing them to enter the labor market or enabling them to receive post-secondary college credit in their career & technical education area. Completers receive 1000 hours of training and a Massachusetts Career & Technical Education Certificate in addition to their high school diploma. This certificate enables a student to receive career & technical education credit toward an apprenticeship or advanced standing in the military.

An Exploratory Program is offered to all first-year students, which allows them to delve into each of the career & technical education programs before making their final selection. Students that complete their career & technical education program in good standing will receive career counseling and assistance with job placement.


  • Automotive Technology
  • Building and Property Management
  • Culinary Arts
  • Electrical
  • Early Education and Care
  • Medical Assisting

Career and Technical Education Admission Policy

In compliance with state and federal laws, the Salem Public Schools maintains a nondiscrimination policy for students, employees, and applicants for employment. All educational and employment determinations are based on an individual's qualifications and achievements without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, ancestry, homelessness, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by state and/or federal statute. This policy provides equal access to courses and programs, counseling services, physical education and athletics, vocational education, instructional materials and extra-curricular activities.

Salem Public Schools Civil Rights Compliance Officers

Title IX Officer

Ms. Alicia Palmer

Director of Human Capital

(978) 740-1115

Collins Middle School

29 Highland Avenue

Salem, MA 01970

Section 504 Officer

Ms. Linda Farinelli

Director of Special Education

(978) 740-1249

Collins Middle School

29 Highland Avenue

Salem, MA 01970

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