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Student voices emphasized how work-based learning has helped prepare them for future career success during a recent presentation by county vocational-technical school leaders at New Jersey School Board Association’s (NJSBA) Workshop 2023.
Career Classroom: As manufacturing roles evolve, so do career and technical education programs (ROI-NJ)
This fall, 26 freshmen became the first students enrolled in Gloucester County Institute of Technology’s Academy of Advanced Manufacturing and Applied Science. The high school program is housed in a brand-new, 25,760-square-foot building.
Of the state’s over one million public school students who went back to school this fall, about 34,000 are enrolled in career-focused programs in the county vocational-technical school districts. Enrollment in these schools has grown by about 23% over the past two decades and by about 6% over the past nine years, according to the New Jersey Council of County Vocational-Technical Schools.