2017 CTE Month proclamations and resolutions

February 23rd, 2017

The NJ county vocational-technical schools community is grateful to all the elected officials who approved resolutions and proclamations recognizing February, 2017 as CTE Month in New Jersey.

We appreciate their support for career and technical education during the month of February and throughout the year.

Governor Chris Christie and Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno signed a proclamation urging all residents of the state to learn more about the opportunities offered by the county vocational-technical school districts in their counties.

The proclamation cites the many benefits of career and technical education:

Career and technical education programs incorporate a rigorous academic core coupled with a high-level technical curriculum to prepare students to be college and career ready…

CTE “builds collaborative connections among education, economic development and workforce development to support healthy economic growth…

The comprehensive innovative approach of (CTE) prepares students as global citizens for a lifetime of career and education choices….

See the proclamation here (.pdf).

The Assembly Education Committee started a recent public hearing on school funding at Camden County Technical Schools’ Gloucester Township Campus with the presentation of an Assembly resolution recognizing February as Career and Technical Education Month in New Jersey.

From left: Sophomore pre-engineering student Jared Yost; Denise Barr, mother of Emma Barr, also a sophomore pre-engineering student; NJCCVTS executive director Judy Savage; CCTS Superintendent Pat Fitzgerald; Committee Chair Assemblywoman Marlene Caride; and Committee members Assemblywoman Gabrielle Mosquera, Assemblywoman Angelica Jimenez, Asemblywoman Patricia Egan Jones, and Assemblyman Adam Taliaferro.

Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders:

Bergen County Freeholders celebrate CTE Month. From left, Freeholder Steven Tanelli; Freeholder Germaine Ortiz; Freeholder Chair Pro Tempore Dr. Joan M. Voss; Bergen County Technical Schools Business Administrator/Board Secretary John Susino; Freeholder Chair Tracy Silna Zur; Freeholder Vice Chairman Thomas J. Sullivan; and Freeholder Mary Amoroso

Hunterdon County Board of Freeholders:

Hunterdon County Polytech students joined the Freeholders in celebrating CTE Month

Mercer County Board of Freeholders

Mercer County Freeholder Ann Cannon (right) presents the Board’s resolution to Mercer County Technical Schools Superintendent Dr. Kimberly Schneider at the MCTS annual CTE Month Luncheon













Monmouth County Board of Freeholders:

The Monmouth County Board of Freeholders recognizes CTE Month: From left, Freeholder Thomas Arnone; MCVSD Superintendent Timothy McCorkell; Freeholder Serena DiMaso; Cameron Hull, a student at the Monmouth County Career Center; Freeholder Director Lillian Burry; Harry Popper, a student at the Career Center; Nathan Kraemer, Principal of the Career Center; Deputy Freeholder Freeholder John Curley; Freeholder Gary Rich

Somerset County Board of Freeholders:

Somerset County Freeholder Director Peter Palmer presents the board’s resolution to Somerset County Vocational and Technical School Superintendent Dr. Chrys Harttraft















Sussex County Board of Freeholders:

Sussex County Technical Schools Skills USA students attended the Freeholder Board meeting to accept the CTE Month resolution




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