Cumberland County Technical Education Center has recognized Morey’s Piers, which operates a classic seaside amusement park in Wildwood, as its Business Partner of the Year.
Family owned and operated since 1969, Morey’s is run by second generation Morey brothers, Will and Jack.
The award is given annually to a county vocational technical school business partner for outstanding contributions to career and technical education. Business partners play a variety of roles, including serving on county vocational technical school program advisory boards, offering opportunities for students to gain valuable work experience, donating equipment, or serving as mentors and role models for students.
Morey’s Piers and the district formed a partnership during the 2018-2019 school year to create a Summer Youth Employment Program. Students were given the opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment, learn critical employment skills, all while earning a paycheck. The employability skills TEC students gained while working for Morey’s Piers will benefit them greatly when they transition from their high school program to college and career.
This summer Morey’s employed 10 district students and next summer the district is looking to expand the number of students participating.
“It is partnerships like this, that give young students an opportunity to work during the summer and learn life skills, all while earning a paycheck, that have made such a positive impact with our school in so many ways,” said Dr. Dina Elliott, the superintendent of the district.