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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...

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...

Career Classroom: Work-based learning helps employers — and students

The countdown is on for the start of school. Parents and students are no doubt aware of the timeline, but employers across the state are becoming increasingly attuned to it, as well. Many are...

Career Classroom: County vocational-technical students apply skills to make difference, produce cool products

Centered above the majestic entrance of City Hall in Jersey City is a brand-new, 4-foot light fixture specially designed to fit the aesthetics of the 126-year-old building. The fixture itself is impressive and complements...

Career Classroom: Vo-tech high school graduates set record with 250 associate degrees earned

Again this year, New Jersey’s county vocational-technical schools have set a record for the number of graduates who earned an associate degree at the same time as their high school diploma: 250. That figure...

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