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Career Classroom: Employment needs drive development of new career-based training programs

Last fall, Ocean County Vocational Technical School launched a two-year heavy equipment operator program for high school students. Only the second program of its kind in the state, the enthusiastic response from industry partners...

Career Classroom: Atlantic County Institute of Technology students get real-world experience through internships at...

Jah Xavier Delgado sits in front of his laptop computer in the media center at Atlantic County Institute of Technology staring intently into his screen. But he’s not checking his social media accounts, or watching...

Career Classroom: State investment in vo-tech schools targets specific workforce sectors

For businesses repeatedly hitting “renew” on job postings, the state Legislature just sent a strong message that real solutions are on the way. Last week, lawmakers gave final approval for $220 million in grants...

Career Classroom: Vo-tech students in Atlantic County prepare for careers in aviation industry

When Atlantic County identified aviation as a key industry to help diversify its economic base beyond the gaming and tourism industries, the county vocational-technical school launched a new program to prepare young people for...

Career Classroom: Program prepares students for high-demand, tech-focused — and artistic — careers

Mobile app engineer. User interface designer. Virtual reality developer. Augmented reality programmer. These are among the high-demand jobs of today, with continued growth expected in the future. Since September, a small group of high school...

Career Classroom: On the job, high school students get more than vocational, technical training

As a senior at Mercer County Technical School’s Academy of Culinary Arts, Xadea Green is preparing for a career in the hospitality industry. Since the beginning of the school year in September, Green has been...

Career Classroom: New heavy equipment operator program is example of ‘win-win’ situation for students,...

Thomas Eosso has been a paving contractor in Ocean County for more than 30 years, but the past five years have been difficult.  It’s not that he doesn’t have jobs lined up — there’s plenty...

Career Classroom: Adult LPN program at Cape Tech helps students change careers amid pandemic

Diane McElwee always wanted to be a nurse. After graduating from Cape May County Technical High School, she attended Camden County College while working as a receptionist in a dentist’s office to make money...

Career Classroom: Vo-tech grads share commitment to preparing next generation for career success

Miguel Rosario and Eric Krise don’t appear to have much in common. Rosario owns an auto repair shop in Phillipsburg in northwestern New Jersey. Krise is an electrician with his own company based in Salem...

Career Classroom: Essex County tech grads get real-world experience working on school project

Erika Deleon graduated in 2019 from Essex County Newark Tech High School, where she was exposed to all of the construction trades, but it was welding that really sparked her interest. Deleon knew that, instead...

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