Sussex County Technical School’s 2018 Business Partner of the Year is Joseph Butto, the Hardyston Township Construction Official.
“Joe and his team have partnered with the carpentry shop for the past ten years. They are an invaluable resource to our students as they keep us current with today’s code, technological advancements, and industry standards,” said Howard Drake, SCTS’s Carpentry instructor.
The Hardyston Township Building Department routinely visits the SCVTS carpentry program to teach students about matters such as plan review, the construction permitting process, and what defines highly skilled and sub-standard work in the field.
“Thanks to their guidance, the program curriculum is continually evolving and improving, helping SCVTS students to become some of the best-prepared high school graduates in the field,” said SCTS superintendent Gus Modla.
Building department staff members have also contributed to students’ success by aiding the catapult design team, volunteering their time as proctors for annual testing, providing professional feedback on prospective employers for graduates, served as advisory board members and offered scholarship opportunities to students.