EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The annual dinner and meeting of the program advisory committees of the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools and Adult Technical Schools will be held April 20 at 6 p.m. on the Piscataway Campus, 21 Suttons Lane.

About 300 program advisory committee members representing business and industry, as well as district administrators and instructors, will meet for ongoing evaluation of the curriculum of all 29 career and technical education programs.

Sean McDonald, MCVTS director of career and technical education, said the advisory committees provide invaluable guidance in identifying and expanding the use of new technology, current and future career competencies, and skill proficiencies. They also offer advice on labor market needs and trends, he said.

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The contributions and commitment of the program advisory committees are reflected in recent MCVTS placement reports, McDonald said. He noted that 80 percent of MCVTS graduates go on to college or other post-secondary education, while 94 percent of those entering the workforce are able to find jobs in their fields of study.

 

For more information about the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools program advisory committees, call (732) 257-3300, Extension 1941.

The Middlesex County Vocational and Technical School District, the first full-time county vocational school district in the nation, has seven schools on five campuses, in East Brunswick, Edison, Piscataway, Perth Amboy and Woodbridge. Perth Amboy Vo-Tech, the Edison Academy and the Woodbridge Academy have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools. The East Brunswick Campus has been designated a National Green Ribbon School in recognition of its “green” curriculum and sustainable building management practices.