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County vocational-technical schools name 2022 Business Partners of the Year

January 26, 2023

Union County's BPOY, Dr. Krell, with a student

Dr. Todd Krell and Westfield Orthopedic Group welcome an intern annually from Union County Vocational-Technical Schools.

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.

Middlesex County's Business Partner of the Year, Stelton Cabinent and Supply Co.

Stelton Cabinet & Supply Co. offers work-based learning opportunities to students from Middlesex County Magnet 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.

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Learn more about some of these outstanding partners in the NJ Council of County Vocational-Technical Schools’ Career Classroom column in ROI-NJ.

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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.