From NJ.com: N.J.’s technical schools will expand to prepare more students for jobs of the future | Opinion
By Judy Savage Read this op-ed as it originally appeared on nj.com. As we celebrate Career and Technical Education Month this February, it’s a good time to recognize the vital [ Read More: From NJ.com: N.J.’s technical schools will expand to prepare more students for jobs of the future | Opinion ]
This article originally appeared May 1, 2019 in Education Week. A new breed of students has flooded into career-technical education, and they’re transforming a slice of the K-12 world that’s [ Read More: Education Week: Why the High-Achievers Have Moved to ‘Shop’ Class ]
Internships are a key part of high school career and technical programs, and NJ county vocational-technical school districts work hard to match students with workplaces that will enhance their future careers.
Jackie Gummel is 2016 graduate of Mercer County Technical Schools who plans to pursue a college degree in business management.
She spent the spring semester of her senior year interning at the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Office of Local Government Assistance.
Read Jackie’s story
Stephanie Hoffman stands barely five feet tall in her work boots, but she is having a huge impact at Salem County Vocational Technical Schools. A certified welder and a US [ Read More: Meet Stephanie Hoffman, welding instructor at Salem County Vocational Technical Schools ]
Zachary Scrape graduated from Somerset County Vocational-Technical School in June 2105 and landed a highly-coveted spot at Princeton University. He is not a student at the University, but is learning [ Read More: Princeton University’s newest apprentice carpenter is getting quite an education ]
William Henry Leary IV’s career in the heating and air conditioning business began when he was a student at the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools campus in Piscataway in the 1980s.
Today, as the owner of a Metuchen company with 35 employees and a fleet of 18 trucks providing a full range of residential and commercial services, he helps current students along the same path.