International corporations, local businesses, regional health care systems, the carpenters union, the U.S. Army and even an ice sculptor are among the organizations and individuals honored as 2017 business partners of the year by New Jersey county vocational-technical schools.
“The key to successful career and technical education is the active involvement of business and industry representatives in all of our programs,” 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 companies and individuals help keep our curricula up to date, serve as mentors and guest lecturers, offer internships and real-world learning experiences, and hire our students,” he said.
“Businesses need to create a technically-trained workforce for the future. Students need to see real pathways for success in their chosen fields. Bringing the two together in a committed process requires significant effort, and the business partners we honor this year demonstrate that,” Moffitt said.
New Jersey’s 21 county vocational-technical school districts each recognize an outstanding business partner annually.
Go here to see the 2017 honorees