Employers across the state were recognized recently by New Jersey’s county vocational-technical schools for making valuable contributions to career and technical education. Each school district chose a Business Partner of the Year, an annual award that highlights a professional, company or organization helping to develop the future workforce.
County vocational-technical schools rely on these partnerships to keep programs aligned with industry needs and to provide students with real-world learning experiences.
This year’s honorees represent a range of industries, reflective of the depth and breadth of career-focused programs offered in New Jersey’s vocational-technical high schools.
Congratulations to the 2022 Business Partners of the Year:
Atlantic County Institute of Technology: Reed’s Organic Farm and Animal Sanctuary, Egg Harbor Township, N.J.
Bergen County Technical School District: Borst Landscape & Design, Allendale, N.J.
Burlington County Institute of Technology: Burlington Chevrolet, Burlington, N.J.
Camden County Technical Schools: CinchSeal, Mt. Laurel, N.J.
Cape May County Technical Schools: Burke Motor Group, Cape May Courthouse, N.J.
Cumberland County Technical Education Center: Rudco Products Inc., Vineland, N.J.
Essex County Schools of Technology: Lithia Motors, Inc., statewide and nationwide
Gloucester County Institute of Technology: M3 USA, Ft. Washington, Pa.
Hudson County Schools of Technology: Milk Sugar Love Creamery & Bakeshop, Jersey City, N.J.
Hunterdon County Vocational School District: Equiheart Veterinary Services, Washington Township, N.J.
Mercer County Technical Schools: Hamilton Building Supply Company, Hamilton Township, N.J.
Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools: Stelton Cabinet & Supply Co., Piscataway, N.J.
Monmouth County Vocational School District: Warshauer Electric Supply, Tinton Falls, N.J.
Morris County Vocational School District: Saint Clare’s Health, Denville, N.J.
Ocean County Vocational Technical School: Michael J. Wright Construction & Capoano Framing Contractors Inc., Toms River, N.J.
Passaic County Technical-Vocational Schools: Gasflo Products, Fairfield, N.J.
Salem County Vocational Technical School District: Haddon Culinary, Collingswood, N.J.
Somerset County Vocational and Technical Schools: American Tire and Auto Care, Greenbrook Township, N.J.
Sussex County Technical School: Norwalt, Inc., Randolph, N.J.
Union County Vocational-Technical Schools: Westfield Orthopedic Group, Westfield, N.J.
Warren County Technical Schools: Oxford Auto and Tire, Washington, N.J.
Learn more about some of these outstanding partners in the NJ Council of County Vocational-Technical Schools’ Career Classroom column in ROI-NJ.