Vocational Education Will Expand

Vocational education will expand in New Jersey, thanks to the passage of several bills by the state Senate. Sponsored by state Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson), the bills are part of the former plumber and code inspector’s plan to  make providing...

Vocational High Schools Changing with the Economy

With the slow economic recovery following the recession, a pattern is emerging which clearly shows vocational high schools changing with the economy. As enrollment has swelled, vocational high schools have become more selective.  For example, in Gloucester County NJ,...

Job Training Program is a Model for Other Schools

A job training program is a model for other schools across the nation. The program shows students how to perform the tasks needed for 21st century jobs and is in Essex County New Jersey.  In one rom,  students work with a robotic arm, directing it to lift one pastic...

Building a House and Skills for a Lifetime

High school students are preparing for a bright future as their education now includes the opportunity for building a house and skills for a lifetime.  Demand for skilled trade workers is soaring, so they are graduating with a good outlook for employment, and...