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CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION MONTH EVENTS HELD AT SCVTHS

Cong Lance visit

(left to right): Dr. Michael John McDonough, President, Raritan Valley Community College; 
Dr. Chrys Harttraft, SCVTS Superintendent; William Smith (Somerset); Congressman Leonard Lance,
and Stephen Demcher (South Bound Brook)

 

In celebration of February as Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month, Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School has been hosting a variety of events to raise awareness of career and technical education.

During the first week of February, SCVTHS wrapped up its local SkillsUSA competitions. SkillsUSA is a career and technical student organization that provides leadership as well as technical, and professional skills to students. Students are able to participate and compete in 100 different career contests ranging from Welding to Cosmetology. The students who won these local competitions will now go on to compete at the state level. If successful there, the students may then go on to compete at the national level in Louisville, Kentucky this June.

Also during the first week of February, Kayleen McCabe of the DIY Network’s Rescue Renovation, held two assemblies for SCVTHS students and spent some time visiting them in their CTE classrooms. Kayleen spoke of many topics during the assemblies including her five seasons hosting a television show, safety, and the challenges of being a female contractor in a male driven industry.

Additionally, on February 4th, SCVTHS held its 10th Annual Open House. Over 500 interested students  and community members toured the SCVTHS campus and interacted with instructors and students.

To close out CTE Month, Congressman Leonard Lance visited SCVTHS and took a look at the new Mechatronics, Engineering, and Advanced Manufacturing (MEAM) Program.

For more information, contact James Strickhart at jstrickhart@scvts.net or (908) 526-8900, x7169.




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