Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno today continued her tour of New Jersey’scounty vocational-technical schools with a visit to the Green Energy Academy at Bloomfield Tech, part of the Essex County Vocational-Technical Schools district.
“The field of green energy is a major growth industry focused on creating sustainable energy solutions to address some of our global energy problems,” said Lt. Governor Guadagno. “These real-world collaborations bringing together business partners, higher education, and career programs in CTE schools present fantastic opportunities for students to pursue a competitive career path following high school.”
The Bloomfield Tech Campus of the Essex County Vocational Technical Schools was recognized as a 2009 National Blue Ribbon School by the US Department of Education.
The four-year Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) program at the Green Energy Academy is focused on energy generation and distribution, alternative energy, principles of sustainability, design and systems theory.
Essex County Vocational-Technical School has a collaborative arrangement with PSE&G, which has provided funding to help launch the Green Energy Academy. A partnership with Richard Stockton College of NJ provides students in the Academy with the opportunity to participate in college-level courses in sustainability.
Read the news release from the Governor’s Office.
See the pictures from the Lt. Governor’s visit.