FLEMINGTON, N.J. – Students of all ages are invited to Hunterdon County Vocational School District’s Discovery Night Jan. 16, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Students and staff from HCVSD’s Polytech Career & Technical High School, as well as the Adult & Continuing Education Programs, will provide information about the wide range of career-focused education and training opportunities available through the district.
HCVSD’s Discovery Night will give current eighth-grade and high school students another chance to learn about the benefits of Career and Technical Education (CTE) and explore specific Polytech programs ahead of next academic year. Polytech operates predominantly as a shared-time high school with juniors and seniors attending their home high schools for academic requirements and then Polytech for half-day programs. At Polytech, students concentrate on a career interest and/or technical skill while pursuing college credits, licensing, credentials and certifications. Polytech will offer its first full-time program next year in Animal Science, which has a few remaining spots open to current eighth-grade students.
Although the official application period for Polytech’s 2020-2021 academic year has ended, the district continues to accept applications for most programs on a rolling basis until each reaches capacity. All applications are accepted online through hcvsd.org.
The Jan. 16 Discovery Night also will feature HCVSD’s Adult & Continuing Education division, which offers programming for students of all ages to meet a range of interests and desires. Programs in Aesthetics/Skin Care, Carpentry and Culinary, for example, are designed to help jumpstart careers in these areas. Electrical, HVAC and Plumbing apprenticeships help further training and deepen connections in these fields. Other Adult & Continuing Education offerings like photography and guitar help students try something new or pursue a passion. Program start dates are staggered throughout the year.
“We welcome families from throughout the county to join us for Discovery Night to not only learn about our many career and technical programs, but how the experiences and skills students gain with us translate into future success,” said Tanya Nalesnik, HCVSD director of grant management, admissions and security and supervisor of the Bartles Campus. “Our students graduate with the technical knowledge and training to fill positions that are in demand now, and they also have an advantage as the workforce of the future will greatly benefit from a CTE background.”
Discovery Night runs simultaneously at HCVSD’s Central and Bartles campuses to allow participants to tour career-focused classroom spaces while learning more about their programs of interest from staff and students.
- 3D Computer Animation
- Allied Health
- Career Path to Transitions
- Career Prep
- Commercial Arts & Advertising Design
- Computer Networking & Cybersecurity
- Early Childhood Education
- Exercise Science & Sports Medicine
- Fire/EMT Academy
- Graphic Design
- Healthcare Science
- Law and Homeland Security
- Teacher Academy
- Animal Science
- Auto Body Collision Repair
- Automotive Services
- Automotive Technology
- Construction Science
- Culinary & Baking Arts
- Heavy Equipment Operator Program
On both the Bartles and Central campuses, find information about Adult & Continuing Education Programs and work-based learning, including Structured Learning Experience (SLE) and Supervised School-to-Careers.
Learn more at hcvsd.org, or call 908-284-1444.
Hunterdon County Polytech Career & Technical High School is the largest component of Hunterdon County Vocational School District (HCVSD). Polytech (polytech.hcvsd.org) is the district’s shared-time high school that prepares students for a seamless transition to college and career paths. HCVSD also operates an Adult & Continuing Education division and three science-based academies. Learn more at www.hcvsd.org.
All pupils will be given equal opportunity for enrollment in programs operated by the Hunterdon County Vocational School District regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender, religion, disability, or socioeconomic status (34 C.F.R. Part 100, Appendix B, Section IV-A). No qualified handicapped person shall, on the basis of handicap, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity which receives federal financial assistance, et seq (34 C.F.R. Part 104.4(a)(b).