A student working at Gilchrist and Soames while receiving instruction from Plant Manager David Baron.

A student working at Gilchrist and Soames, whose plant manager, David Baron, was named Business Partner of the Year by Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools.

New Jersey businesses have been stepping up their education outreach by offering hands-on work experience to high school students in the county vocational-technical schools.

Recently, those schools honored 21 business partners with 2019 Business Partnership Awards for their contributions to career and technical education. The honorees serve on county vocational-technical school program advisory boards, offer students opportunities to gain valuable work experience, donate equipment, or serve as mentors and role models for students.

“We could not fulfill our mission of providing relevant career and technical education without the active involvement of businesses and employers in our communities,” said Scott Moffitt, the president of the New Jersey Council of County Vocational-Technical Schools and the superintendent of the Morris County Vocational School District.

“These business partners help our county vocational-technical schools develop strong career and technical education programs for our students,” Moffitt said. “At the same time, these employers devote their time and energy to our schools because they understand the critical need to develop a technically trained workforce for their industries and New Jersey’s economic future. This is really a win-win for everyone involved.”

NJBIA has maintained a successful partnership with the NJ Council of County Vocational-Technical Schools to promote career and technical education as a way to close New Jersey’s skills gap. Such education requires the direct involvement of businesses to ensure that students are learning the skills they will need in today’s workplace and get the hands-on experience they need to make their lessons meaningful.

Since 2001, awards have been presented to business partners by the individual county vocational technical school districts during the month of December. Here’s a look at the 2019 Business Partners of the Year and the schools that honored them:

 

 

Recently, those schools honored 21 business partners with 2019 Business Partnership Awards for their contributions to career and technical education. The honorees serve on county vocational technical school program advisory boards, offer opportunities for students to gain valuable work experience, donate equipment, or serve as mentors and role models for students.

“We could not fulfill our mission of providing relevant career and technical education without the active involvement of businesses and employers in our communities,” said Scott Moffitt, the president of the New Jersey Council of County Vocational-Technical Schools and the superintendent of the Morris County Vocational School District.

“These business partners help our county vocational-technical schools develop strong career and technical education programs for our students,” Moffitt said. “At the same time, these employers devote their time and energy to our schools because they understand the critical need to develop a technically trained workforce for their industries and New Jersey’s economic future. This is really a win-win for everyone involved.”

Cape May Tech students at Cape May County Fire Training Academy, which was named a Business Partner of the Year by Cape May County Technical School District.

Cape May Tech students at Cape May County Fire Training Academy, which was named a Business Partner of the Year by Cape May County Technical School District

NJBIA has maintained a successful partnership with the NJ Council of County Vocational-Technical Schools to promote career and technical education as a way to close New Jersey’s skills gap. Such education requires the direct involvement of businesses to ensure that students are learning the skills they will need in today’s workplace and get the hands on experience they need to make their lessons meaningful.

Since 2001, awards have been presented to business partners by the individual county vocational technical school districts during the month of December. Here’s a look at the 2019 honorees:

 

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