“To prepare for the working world, high school students need hands-on experience with businesses, industries and trades. On Monday, the Christie Administration announced $3 million in funding that will help six county vocational schools provide that.
“Districts in Bergen, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Morris and Salem Counties will use their expertise to create new programs or replicate existing, successful Career-Technical Education (CTE) programs in partnership with at least one employer, business and industry association, or labor/trade organization in facilities not owned by the county vocational school district.
“School instruction is great, but there is no substitute for experience. That’s why it has been an ongoing goal of NJBIA and the state’s vocational-technical schools to get kids out of the classroom and into real businesses. So far, the six school districts have already formed partnerships with 18 businesses and outside organizations as well as county colleges and universities…”