Warren County Technical School honored welders Dino Forst and William Heins, who have served on the district’s welding advisory committee for a number of years, as its Business Partner of the Year.
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.
Warren County Vocational Technical School Superintendent Edmund Zalewski said the men helped to find a certified welding teacher after the unexpected death of the school’s previous teacher.
“These gentlemen attended every interview and provided a great deal of insight throughout the process,” Zalewski said. “Because of their help, we found and hired a great candidate. Their willingness to get involved and care for our students was very much appreciated. They continue to work closely with our newly hired welding teacher, offering their support and knowledge whenever necessary. We are truly grateful for their efforts.”