BRIDGEWATER, NJ - In celebration of February as Career and Technical Education Month, Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School (SCVTHS) will hold its 11th Annual Open House from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 3. 

A snow date of Feb. 10 has been set in case of inclement weather.

During the event, faculty, staff and student ambassadors will be available to answer questions, give tours and provide information on each of the 17 Career and Technical Education Programs available at SCVTHS. The Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School students who have volunteered to become student ambassadors will lead tours and speak as representatives for their Career and Technical Programs during the event. 

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Prior to the open house, these student ambassadors have been assisting SCVTHS staff with touring Somerset County middle schools in an effort to increase awareness of Career and Technical Education. The student ambassadors also play important roles in helping to prepare and decorate for the annual open house event.

Some other highlights of this year’s annual open house include a full review of all academic offerings and program specific demonstrations. In addition, hors d'oeuvres will be served by culinary arts students and guests can meet with the advisors of SCVTHS sports teams, extracurricular activities and clubs. 

As in years past, the open house will also include SCVTHS Honors Dance Department’s Dance Day. Dance Day is an excellent opportunity for interested students to visit the SCVTHS dance studios and auditorium, as well as attend free classes taught by the faculty of the SCVTHS Dance Department. Classes offered during the day for high school students are ballet or jazz at 9 a.m. and modern at 10:00 a.m.  There will also be a dance performance at 11 a.m., which will feature the SCVTHS Tap Company, Repertory Company and student choreographers.  

Pre-registration for Dance Day is required by emailing Maureen Glennon at mglennon@scvts.net. The deadline for pre-registration is Feb. 1.

Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School is a fully accredited, four year high school located on an eighty acre campus at 14 Vogt Drive in Bridgewater, New Jersey.  Serving all of Somerset County, SCVTHS accepts students on a full or shared-time basis for challenging programs that combine training in occupational and academic skills. Along with the Career and Technical Education offerings, students are provided with the opportunity to take a variety of rigorous college preparatory academic courses.  SCVTHS has been providing quality education and technical skills training to Somerset County for over fifty years. 

All interested guests are encouraged to pre-register for this event online at www.scvths.org or call 908-526-8900, ext. 7250 or 7243.