New Jersey Council of County Vocational-Technical Schools
The New Jersey Council of County Vocational-Technical Schools (NJCCVTS) is a non-profit association, created by state law, which represents the vocational-technical school districts in New Jersey’s 21 counties.
NJCCVTS has no role in the operation of the individual school districts. Each district is governed and operated independently by a Board of Education appointed by the Board of Freeholders in the county in which it is located.
The membership of the Council consists of the superintendents of the 21 county vocational-school districts. The Council is governed by officers and an executive committee, elected for two-year terms by the members.
NJCCVTS’ executive director represents the collective views of the superintendents in public policy matters regarding county vocational-technical schools and career and technical education before the state legislature, Congress, the business community and other education stakeholders and policy-makers, and serves as a spokesperson when responding to state and national media inquiries.
The Council also serves as a conduit for the sharing of information among district staff at all levels on best practices and other matters through various meetings and seminars for superintendents, principals and administrators throughout the year, and also serves as a central location for general information inquiries about NJ county vocational-technical schools and career and technical education in New Jersey through this web site and other communications avenues.
NJCCVTS Leadership (2013-2015)
Dr. Howard Lerner, Bergen County Technical Schools
Timothy McCorkell, Monmouth County Vocational School District
Brian Loughlin, Middlesex County Vocational & Technical Schools
Dr. Kimberly Metz, Hunterdon County PolyTech
Scott Moffitt, Morris County Vocational School District
Additional members of the Executive Committee:
Michael Dicken, Gloucester County Institute of Technology, at large
Dr. Chrys Hartraftt, Somerset County Vocational & Technical Schools, at large
Dr. Philip Guenther, Atlantic County Institute of Technology, past president
Frank Garguilo, Hudson County Schools of Technology, past president
Diana Lobosco, Passaic County Institute of Technology, past president