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From NJBIA: NJ Businesses can’t find enough middle-skills workers
Featured on NJTV: Students from Bergen Tech Paramus get a hands-on science lesson at the Meadowlands Environment Center
Indrani Das video
Meet the winner of this year’s Regeneron Science Talent Search: 17-year-old Indrani Das. Indrani joins WSJ’s Tanya Rivero to discuss her winning entry into the nation’s most prestigious science and math competition as well as her plans for the future.
Bergen County Academy for Visual and Performing Art
Watch the new video on the Bergen County Academy for Visual and Performing Art.
Sussex County Technical School video
A new documentary produced by the cinematography students at Sussex County Technical School about the benefits of CTE for young people with all types of college and career aspirations. It’s about 20 minutes, but it’s an outstanding informative and technical job by the students, and well-worth a look.
Mercer County STEM Academy
Mercer County Technical Schools’ latest info-video, led by structured learning coordinator Dave Nash, features the new four-year, full-time STEM Academy at Mercer County Community College and interviews with other teachers, students and business partners on the benefits of career and technical education.
Skills USA PSA with Mike Rowe
Mike Rowe, host of the Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs and CNN’s Somebody’s Gotta Do It, is a great supporter of career and technical education. Check out this recent public service announcement he did for the SkillsUSA competition.
From PBS News Hour: Should More Kids Skip College for Workforce Training?
From PBS News Hour: Should More Kids Skip College for Workforce Training? A look at 21st century career and technical education in the US, by special correspondent John Tulenko of Education Week. Watch the video on the PBS website.
Hunterdon County Polytech’s Animal Science and Pre-veterinary program
If you’re interested in working with animals as a career, you should know that several NJ county vocational-technical schools offer animal science and pre-veterinary learning opportunities for high school students. Watch this video to learn more about Hunterdon County Polytech’s great program.
Take a look inside Bergen County Technical Schools’ new Applied Technology High School
Bergen County’s new Applied Technology High School opened this fall. Students learn to apply math, science and technology to hands-on projects in the fields of automation, electronics and advanced manufacturing, and engage in dual enrollment course work that allow them to earn advanced standing into several technical associates degree programs at Bergen Community College, including an A.A.S. program in General Engineering Technology.
The First Lady Speaks on Career and Technical Education (CTE)
First Lady Michelle Obama told students and educators attending a Career and Technical Education Conference at the White House that a high school diploma alone is not enough to launch a successful career in today’s global economy, but that a bachelor’s degree is not the only option for students and their parents.
Her comments strongly supporting innovative CTE programs (with a reference to the research vessel operated by Monmouth County’s Marine Academy of Science and Technology) can be found between 2:15 and 7:59 on the video clip.
Applied Technology High School to be centered on “smart machines”
Applied Technology High School, created by a partnership among Bergen County Technical Schools, Bergen County Community College and NJIT, will open on the BCC Paramus campus in the fall of 2015. The curriculum at the full-time school will be centered on “smart machines.” Students will learn to apply math, science and technology to hands-on projects in the fields of automation, electronics and advanced manufacturing, and will engage in dual enrollment course work that will allow them to earn advanced standing into several technical associates programs at BCC, including an A.A.S. program in General Engineering Technology. Here’s an advance look at the new school.
High Tech High School in North Bergen welcomes Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto
Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto celebrated Career and Technical Education Month at High Tech High School in North Bergen. The school’s TV Production class produced this video on the Speaker’s visit, which includes a live audience interview by High Tech student Koby Garcia.
Bergen County Technical High School partners with Habitat for Humanity
Bergen County Technical High School in Paramus, New Jersey partnered with Habitat for Humanity to help rebuild and restore homes in Little Ferry, NJ that had been damaged during Superstorm Sandy.
Employer Coalition Announcement
The coalition to support career and technical education holds a press conference to announce the new Employer Coalition.
Mercer County Technical Schools
A short video from Mercer County Technical Schools about the Health Science Academy, a full-time, four year program for high school students interested in careers in health and medical and biological sciences.
MAST School on Classroom Close-Up, NJ
The Marine Academy of Science and Technology, located in Sandy Hook National Park, was heavily damaged by Superstorm Sandy last fall. This feature tells the story of the Class of 2013’s efforts to work in temporary quarters throughout most of their senior year, and their graduation ceremony at Sandy Hook in June.
Mercer County Technical Schools: Shared-time High School Programs
Perth Amboy wins the Blue Ribbon Award
Mercer County Technical Schools: Shared-time High School Programs Assemblyman Diegnan on Comcast Newsmakers
(Union) – Wednesday, November 28, 2012, Assemblyman Diegnan appeared on Comcast Newsmakers with Jill Horner to discuss how New Jersey’s county vocational-technical school districts have become national models for preparing high school students and adults for college and careers in the 21st century.
They are the schools of choice for more than 31,000 secondary school students who want more out of high school.
Today’s career and technical education (CTE) programs link rigorous academics, technical knowledge and real-world experience to better prepare students for challenging careers. Whether they are headed to college or planning to pursue career-focused training, CTE students benefit from marketable skills that ensure their success.