Bergen County Maker Space Video

Got an idea you want to work on but don’t have the space or the equipment?  Learn about the Maker Movement in this Classroom Closeup NJ feature on the new Bergen County Technical Schools/Bergen Community College Maker Space.

Sussex County Technical School video

A new documentary produced by the cinematography students at Sussex County Technical School about the benefits of CTE for young people with all types of college and career aspirations. It’s about 20 minutes, but it’s an outstanding informative and technical job by the students, and well-worth a look.

Mercer County STEM Academy

Mercer County Technical Schools’ latest info-video, led by structured learning coordinator Dave Nash, features the new four-year, full-time STEM Academy at Mercer County Community College and interviews with other teachers, students and business partners on the benefits of career and technical education.

Hunterdon County’s Computer Science Academy

Hunterdon County Vocational School District opened it’s first four year, full-time academy focusing on computer science and software engineering in September, 2015. Take a look at the district’s info-video for students who might be interested in being part of next year’s freshman class.

Skills USA PSA with Mike Rowe

Mike Rowe, host of the Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs and CNN’s Somebody’s Gotta Do It, is a great supporter of career and technical education. Check out this recent public service announcement he did for the SkillsUSA competition.


From PBS News Hour: Should More Kids Skip College for Workforce Training? A look at 21st century career and technical education in the US, by special correspondent John Tulenko of Education Week.

 

If you’re interested in working with animals as a career, you should know that several NJ county vocational-technical schools offer animal science and pre-veterinary learning opportunities for high school students. Watch this video to learn more about Hunterdon County Polytech’s great program.

Bergen County’s new Applied Technology High School opened this fall.  Students learn to apply math, science and technology to hands-on projects in the fields of automation, electronics and advanced manufacturing, and engage in dual enrollment course work that allow them to earn advanced standing into several technical associates degree programs at Bergen Community College, including an A.A.S. program in General Engineering Technology.


First Lady Michelle Obama told students and educators attending a Career and Technical Education Conference at the White House that a high school diploma alone is not enough to launch a successful career in today’s global economy, but that a bachelor’s degree is not the only option for students and their parents.

Her comments strongly supporting innovative CTE programs (with a reference to the research vessel operated by Monmouth County’s Marine Academy of Science and Technology) can be found between 2:15 and 7:59 on the video clip.

Applied Technology High School, created by a partnership among Bergen County Technical Schools, Bergen County Community College and NJIT, will open on the BCC Paramus campus in the fall of 2015. The curriculum at the full-time school will be centered on “smart machines.” Students will learn to apply math, science and technology to hands-on projects in the fields of automation, electronics and advanced manufacturing, and will engage in dual enrollment course work that will allow them to earn advanced standing into several technical associates programs at BCC, including an A.A.S. program in General Engineering Technology. Here’s an advance look at the new school.