Bergen County Technical Schools’ 2018 Business Partner of the Year is The Hospital for Special Surgery Outpatient Center in Paramus.
The HSS staff has partnered with BCTS over the past year in the development of curriculum for the district’s new Health Professions program – designed for students interested in health technology careers – which welcomed its freshman class in September at Applied Technology High School on the campus of Bergen Community College.
In addition to providing valuable on-going curriculum expertise, HHS has committed to offering internships for juniors and seniors and project-based learning experiences for freshmen and sophomores.
“These innovative grade 9 and 10 programs will engage students in real-world experiences right from the start of their high school careers,” said BCTS superintendent Dr. Howard Lerner.
The projects involve site visits to HHS, including a tour of the facility introducing students to the various medical specialties at HHS which students can choose as career paths; a hands-on challenge project that enables students to apply classroom studies to real-world situations; and a presentation of their project solutions to HHS staff, who will assess their presentation skills and provide constructive criticism on their project conclusions.