The plan to align Boston’s Madison Park Technical Vocational High School and Roxbury Community College looks great on paper. But the low-achieving high school and the stumbling community college will need to get their own institutions into good working order before they embark on a successful joint venture.
The institutions are close in mission and proximity. It should follow, therefore, that high school students studying for careers in medical labs, business technology, hospitality, and other trades would jump at the chance to enhance their skills and earn higher certificates and associate’s degrees at Roxbury Community College. The alignment could also benefit RCC students who are interested in combining their academic pursuits with vocational training in automotive technology, culinary arts, and other programs at Madison Park.