Building long-lasting, meaningful partnerships with the community is a priority for Passaic County Technical-Vocational Schools (PCTVS) and the Passaic County Sheriff’s Department, so it is no surprise the two have been working together for more than 25 years. The relationship benefits PCTVS’ Automotive Repair and Auto Collision Repair students who are recruited to repair and maintain the fleet of vehicles used by the Sheriff’s Department.
PCTVS recently recognized the Passaic County Sheriff’s Department motor pool with the 2023 Business Partner of the Year honor. The school appreciates and values the employment pipeline established by the Sheriff’s Department to help automotive students launch their careers with the motor pool unit. The Sheriff’s Department also has hosted job shadowing events and work-based learning for students across multiple programs.
Such learning opportunities have helped PCTVS students prepare for success after graduation. Those hired by the Sheriff’s Department motor pool are thriving.
“Automotive alumni spanning the graduating classes from 1996 to 2024 have used their training and expertise to maintain the Sheriff’s fleet of vehicles,” said Commander Scott Stracco. “These skilled and knowledgeable individuals have been instrumental in keeping the Sheriff’s vehicles ready for any tasks that arise.”
PCTVS Superintendent John Maiello added, “PCTVS takes great pride in the success of its alumni and is honored to see them making valuable contributions to the wider community. The school remains dedicated to providing its students with a comprehensive education that prepares them for meaningful careers in their chosen fields.”