From the Gloucester County Times: S.J.’s vocational high schools see new identity in changing economic, educational climate

September 8th, 2014

Great article about Gloucester County Institute of Technology from the Gloucester County Times.

…In the past seven years, GCIT has swelled from an average of 700 students to more than 1,400, and has become increasingly selective. Just 365 students are admitted each year, out of more than 1,000 applicants. 

“The growth is there,” said GCIT Principal Jamie Dundee, who took over as principal this year.

Public vocational schools are clearing those paths in two different ways, said Dundee. 

First, they have their traditional occupational hands-on training programsthat prepare students for careers in trades such as HVAC, culinary arts and auto mechanics, that’s grown into a full-time educational experience from its “share-time” days in the 1990s. 

But they also have the academy side, where science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, courses, as well as Allied Health have taken center stage…

Read the whole story.

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