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Career Classroom: Annual culinary competition helps inspire next generation of state’s restaurant and hospitality...

French onion braised short rib, smoked corn and lobster chowder and ricotta gnocchi with mushroom and basil pesto are not from the menu of a high-end restaurant, but the creations of culinary students from...

Career Classroom: Vocational education benefits all students, employers

As National College Decision Day approaches, the rising cost of college has led to an increased focus on alternate pathways for students. This has long been a goal of the New Jersey Council of...

Career Classroom: Vo-tech students among Governor’s STEM Scholars focused on future discoveries, innovation

March is STEM Month in New Jersey, a focused time to highlight the state’s accomplishments in science, technology, engineering, math and innovation. Efforts this month further position New Jersey as a leader in STEM,...

Career Classroom: Accomplishments of county vo-tech grads validate CTE experience

To mark Career and Technical Education Month this February, the New Jersey Council of County Vocational-Technical Schools released a fact sheet highlighting the value of career and technical education across the state’s 21 county...

Essex County Vocational Technical Schools is 1 of 19 in country to get Perkins...

The Essex County Vocational Technical Schools received a $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Perkins Innovation and Modernization, Career Connected High Schools grant program. And, while million-dollar grants seemingly are thrown around...

Career Classroom: County vocational-technical schools celebrate industry teamwork with end-of-year honors

New Jersey’s county vocational-technical schools have each named a 2023 Business Partner of the Year to highlight a company or professional helping to prepare a new generation for the workforce. Such partners are critical...

Career Classroom: Looking to grow? Invest in young talent through work-based learning

As alumni of the county vocational-technical schools where they are now employed, David Nash and Anthony Bermudez are uniquely suited for their roles as work-based learning coordinators. Their enthusiasm is fueled by their understanding...

Career Classroom: As manufacturing roles evolve, so do career and technical education programs

This fall, 26 freshmen became the first students enrolled in Gloucester County Institute of Technology’s Academy of Advanced Manufacturing and Applied Science. The high school program is housed in a brand-new, 25,760-square-foot building. This...

Sky’s the limit: Atlantic County students study aviation and aerospace as high schoolers, putting...

Opportunities in aviation are broad, extending well beyond flying planes. Atlantic County Institute of Technology has relied on partnerships to ensure county youth are aware of these opportunities — especially those right in their...

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center cuts ribbon on skilled trade apprenticeship facility

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center recently cut the ribbon on its skilled trade apprenticeship facility, celebrating the partnership between the hospital and the Bergen County Technical Schools. The medical center places students who have completed...

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