Frank K. Cote, director of the vocational education in city schools since 2011, will leave in June to become superintendent of a vocational-technical high school in southeastern Massachusetts.
Beginning in July, Cote said, he will lead the Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical school district in Rochester. The district, similar to the McCann Technical High School district in North Adams, serves several towns in its area, which is south of Plymouth and west of Bourne.
The new position will offer Cote his first opportunity to lead a district in a career that begin in 1989. Focused primarily on vocational education, he began as a culinary arts instructor in the former South Berkshire Educational Collabor ative, which coordinated vocational programs for several school districts in South County.