Business Partners Honored by New Jersey’s County Vocational-Technical School Districts

December 9th, 2019

Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools students working at Gilchrist & Soames, a soap manufacturing facility.

From amusements in Wildwood to a high-tech photonics manufacturer in Sussex County, New Jersey’s county vocational-technical schools are recognizing their business partners for outstanding contributions to career and technical education.

The 21 businesses receiving the 2019 Business Partnership Awards serve on county vocational technical school program advisory boards, offer opportunities for students to gain valuable work experience, donate equipment, or serve as mentors and role models for students.

“We could not fulfill our mission of providing relevant career and technical education without the active involvement of businesses and employers in our communities,” said Scott Moffitt, the president of the New Jersey Council of County Vocational-Technical Schools and the superintendent of the Morris County Vocational School District.

County vocational technical school districts have been honoring business partners in their respective counties since 2001. The annual awards are presented to business partners by the individual county vocational technical school districts during the month of December.

“These business partners help our county vocational-technical schools  develop strong career and technical education programs for our students,” Moffitt said. “At the same time, these employers devote their time and energy to our schools because they understand the critical need to develop a technically trained workforce for their industries and New Jersey’s economic future. This is really a win-win for everyone involved.”

The 2019 honorees are:

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