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to Monmouth County Vocational School District

Our Mission Statement:

The Monmouth County Vocational School District prepares students for an evolving workplace, lifelong learning and further education through specialized academics, career and technical programs and achievement of the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards.
 
 Career Center

Contact Information (Administrative Offices):
Monmouth County Vocational School District
4000 Kozloski Road, P.O. Box 5033
Freehold, New Jersey 07728-5033
Phone: 732-431-7942  |  FAX: 732-409-6736

Anthony Schaible, Assistant Superintendent, District Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX and Section 504 Handicapped Coordinator.
Contact for special accommodations for events or meetings.

Non-Discrimination Clause: The Monmouth County Vocational School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, affectional or sexual orientation, reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, religion, age, disability, or socioeconomic status.

The "User Friendly Budget" for the MCVSD has been posted as of 4-4-2016, and can be viewed here.

The "MCVSD Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015" has been posted as of 3-9-2016, and can be viewed here.

Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-5.6(c) the following documents are available for public review:
MCVSD Consolidated Monitoring Report 2015
MCVSD Corrective Action Plan 2015

District Anti-Bullying Coordinator:
Mr. Anthony Schaible
Assistant Superintendent
Monmouth County Vocational School District
4000 Kozloski Road
PO Box 5033
Freehold , NJ 07728-5033
(732) 431-7942
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If there are any questions, please contact our Administrative Office at 732-431-7942

ABR District and School Grade Report 2014-2015
School/School Grade
Class Academy- 65
Communications High School- 73
High Technology High School- 64
Marine Academy of Science and Technology- 66
Academy of Allied Health and Science- 65
Biotechnology High School- 75
Monmouth County Career Center- 67
Monmouth County Vocational Technical High School- 52
Academy of Law and Public Safety- 52
District- 64

MCVSD News and Events

June 2016- Asbury Park Press: Cosmetology students get practice, help others

View the article here

June 2016- Congratulations to the 2016 Brian D. McAndrew Student Achiever Award Recipients



Left-Right: Freeholder Deputy Director Serena DiMaso, Javier Veliz, Paul Whille, Samantha Ramos, Jaclyn Drucker, Christina Noll, Maryrose Rainey, Brian McAndrew, Samuel Kodama, Zoe Soto, Hannah Goldstein, Ruchi Raval, Priscilla Wong, Carmine Casola, Jasper Besa, Freeholder Director Thomas Arnone. Missing: Robyn Carroll and Shane Smolskis.

April 2016- 2016 Skills USA Evan Runfola – Automotive Services
Evan Runfola entered the Automotive Services program as a freshman in our exploratory program and was recommended for the training program. Evan started in the automotive training program as a sophomore and has continued on through his junior year. Evan is a student who actively participates and is willing to help his fellow students when needed. Evan has taken on the responsibility and finished some advanced automotive work in the Automotive Services class at the Career Center. Evan is an active member of Skills USA and on Saturday April 9, he competed in the Automotive Maintenance competition and placed 1 st in New Jersey. The competition consisted of several workstations, such as Tire Service, Vehicle Multi-Point Inspection, Electrical workstation, Brake Inspection, and Automotive Part Identification. The Career Center staff, especially the Automotive Services instructors, is very proud of Evan’s accomplishments.



 

April 2016- 2016 Skills USA Alex Luc – Food Services
Alex Luc entered the Career Center Foods Services program in the 9th grade from Manalapan High School. Over the course of Alex’s three years in the Foods Services program, he has displayed a dedication and interest in the culinary program like no other student. His commitment to perfection is a true sign of what is needed to be successful in the culinary field.
 
As an 11th grader, Alex chose to enter the Skills USA Foods Services statewide competition. The competitors are from vocational schools located through out the state of New Jersey. Every day for a month leading up to the event, Alex demonstrated his commitment and determination by practicing the techniques and skills that were needed to prepare his dishes. His competition included various demonstrations of knife skills, making a homemade mayonnaise, preparing a Waldorf salad, Chantilly dressing, coleslaw, and Mediterranean tuna wrap and chocolate mousse.  His biggest accomplishment was perfecting his chocolate mousse. There was a lot of trial and error but his end result was a smooth and light dessert.  
 
On Saturday, April 16, Alex competed in the Foods Service Skills USA event and placed second in the State. The Career Center staff, especially the Food Services instructors, is very proud of Alex’s accomplishments.




 

April 16, 2016- 2016 NJ Skills USA Championships- Culinary Education Center
NJ Skills USA Championships is the state-level competition for high school and post-secondary students who are enrolled in career and technical education training programs within the state. 
 
More than 1600 competitors competed in over 90 hands-on skill and leadership contests this year on April 16, 2016 in Somerset County.
Congratulations to the students from Culinary Education of Monmouth County who competed.
 
Culinary Arts (Post Secondary) GOLD
Joshua Wiggins
 
Commercial Baking (Post Secondary) GOLD
Zachary Neis
 
Skills USA Advisors Chef Jaime Soto and Chef Barbara Roselli attended and Kendal Szpakowski represented the High School in the Culinary Arts Competion.
 
Good Luck to Joshua Wiggins and Zachery Neis who will be attending Nationals and competing at the end of June in Louisville Kentucky.

The Culinary Education Center is collaboration between Brookdale Community College and Monmouth County Vocational School District.


Left-Right: Jaime Soto (Advisor), Joshua Wiggins (Neptune, Gold Medal), Kendal Szpakowski (Middletown), Zackary Nies (Tinton Falls, Gold Medal), Barbara Roselli (Advisor).

 

April 11, 2016- Asbury Park Press High Tech students get creative to raise money

February 10, 2016- BIOTECHNOLOGY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT STATE FINALIST IN “Doodle 4 Google” COMPETITION

FREEHOLD, NJ - Lauren Allex, a 9th grader at Biotechnology High School and resident of Marlboro, NJ was recognized for her achievement as a state finalist in the “Doodle for Google” competition during a school-wide assembly on February 10th.
 
Doodle 4 Google is an annual contest open to students in grades K-12. Students are invited to create their own Google doodle for the chance to have it featured on the Google homepage. Lauren is one of 53 finalists from across the United States who submitted doodles in response to the question, “What makes me… me.” Lauren wrote about her doodle, “Ever since I was a child I’ve collected bugs and plants (mostly weeds that I thought looked nice!), googling how to care for them. If anyone ever finds a jar with a bug in it around the house, they instantly know it’s me!”
 
During the final round, the public can vote online till February 22 for their favorite doodle by visiting the Doodle 4 Google website (http://www.google.com/doodle4google/vote.html) . The National Winner will have his or her doodle featured on the U.S. Google.com homepage for one day. He or she will also receive a $30,000 college scholarship, a $50,000 Google for Education grant for his or her school, a trip to Google’s Headquarters in California to meet the Google Doodlers, and the opportunity to nominate a teacher to come on the trip.
 
The Principal of Biotechnology High School, Mr. Sean Meehan, was delighted to hear about Lauren’s success. He commented, “I always encourage students to follow their passion. Lauren’s achievement is an example of where your interests can take you.”
 
Biotechnology High School is a specialized public magnet high school which focuses on biology and the life sciences delivered through a rigorous International Baccalaureate curriculum. Biotechnology High School has 325 students in grades 9-12 from all over Monmouth County. It is part of the Monmouth County Vocational School District and one of its five Career Academies. It frequently tops the list of best high schools in the nation and last year was recognized by the US Department of Education as a 2014 Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. 


February 4, 2016- From NJ Spotlight, an op ed by NJCCVTS President/MCVSD Superintendent Tim McCorkell: NJ’s made great strides in expanding high school career-readiness offerings. Click here for the link
 

NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey- On November 19, 2015 members from the Monmouth County Career Center FFA Chapter attended the 91st Annual New Jersey FFA Association Fall Career Development Events (CDE) held at Cook College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J.  Four events were conducted during Fall CDEs – Dairy Foods; Fruit and Vegetable Identification; Land Judging; and Turf Management.

 

The Monmouth County Career Center Turf Management team placed 1st in the state and was composed of members David Herder 12th grade Middletown North, Andrew Dorko 11th grade Ocean Township, David Munoz 12th grade Ocean Township, and Juan Luna-Sorriano 12th grade Red Bank Regional. Individually David Herder placed first, David Munoz placed second Juan Luna placed third and Andrew Dorko placed fourth.
The Turf Management Career Development Event provides the opportunity for the students to receive college scholarships to attend the Turfgrass Science Program at Rutgers. David Herder will receive a $1500.00 scholarship, David Munoz will receive a $1000.00 scholarship Juan Luna will receive a $500.00 scholarship.

The Turf Management Event consisted of four phases:
PHASE I - GENERAL KNOWLEDGE EXAMINATION
Twenty-five multiple choice question exam to evaluate the participants knowledge of pesticide use and safety, cultural practices, fertilizers, soil type, irrigation, plant anatomy and proper turf management practices will be given.
 
PHASE II - IDENTIFICATION OF TURF SPECIES, PESTS, EQUIPMENT AND DISORDERS Twenty-five specimens to be presented as an intact live specimen, photograph or preserved specimen.
 
PHASE III - EQUIPMENT PREPARATION, MAINTENANCE, PROBLEM SOLVING AND SAFETY Participant will solve five problems dealing with equipment calibration, equipment check for faulty parts, selection of proper equipment for specific job, identification of a turf problem caused by equipment or operator malfunction, selection of proper management practices to withstand stress conditions, proper pesticide label evaluation. A problem situation will be presented with answer choices of possible maintenance needs, corrective actions and/or operating specifications.
 
PHASE IV - CUSTOMER RELATIONS, PROBLEM SOLVING AND JOB ESTIMATING
This phase will be composed of two parts:
Part One - Site Evaluation - Participants will be required to measure and evaluate a turf area for a specific property. Site-specific information will be provided on the day of the event.
Part Two – Problem Solving - This part will be worth 50 points.

 

October 2015N.J. student poet honored by Michelle Obama at White House

September 2015- Asbury Park Press NJ tech companies scout high schools for stars
Above is an article in the Asbury Park Press about the partnership between High Technology High School and Commvault Systems Inc., and the opportuntities student's have to participate in a mentorship program. 

June 2015- This year the Monmouth County Vocational School District sent a national team composed of 7 students to Louisville, Kentucky to represent NJ to compete in SkillsUSA contests. These competitions included audio/radio, digital cinema, graphic communications, culinary and restaurant service. The students did a fabulous job representing the district, acting professional and applying the skills that our staff has taught them. 


Left-Right Back Row: Olivia Malesco, Nicholas Haaf, Clayton Paley, Joshua Wiggins
Left-Right Front Row: Emily Woods, Isabella Olaguera, Wendyolynne Escobedo 
Advisors: William Clark, Jaime Soto, Kelly Harmon


Congratulations to the 2015 Brian D. McAndrew Student Achiever Award Recipients


Left-Right: Paola Olivarez, Sabrina Singh, Daniel McCormack, Sophie Smith, Angela Libraro, Krista Newman, Shannon Parsells, Matthew Brown, John Bartow, Brian McAndrew, Cynthia Guo, Alexis Walsh, Sarah Haddow, Joseph Mascali, Connor Karon, Sean Gilbert 


Students from the MCVSD Freehold Building raised $1000 for the Heart Of A Marine Foundation

Left-Right: Amelia Parke, Jackie Drucker, Britany Marpet, Monica Case, Roy Frank, Guy Letrick, Georgette Frank, Jimmy Tamai, David Marrazzo 

June 2015-The Heart Of A Marine Foundation provides comfort, support, financial assistance, and additional resources to improve the quality of life of military personnel in ALL BRANCHES of the United States Armed Forces, including Veterans and their families. It was started in 2004 after their son Phil Frank was killed in Iraq. Phil was a student in the MCVSD HVAC program from 2000 to 2002.
To learn more visit http://www.heartofamarine.org

Marine Academy of Science & Technology Honored with National Excellence in Action Award
April 9, 2015 – Washington, D.C. – Today, nine programs were recognized as “Excellence in Action” award winners, representing the best Career Technical Education (CTE) has to offer. These programs of study were selected based on their uniquely inventive and effective approaches to stimulating student learning, offering extensive work-based learning experiences, and increasing student postsecondary and career prospects. Among the winners was Marine Academy of Science & Technology’s (MAST) Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography program of study in Highlands, New Jersey.

MAST received the award from the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) as a result of their exemplary business partnerships, extensive job placement opportunities and detailed alignment with college degrees and certifications, providing students with the skills they need to enter postsecondary education or a living wage career within the Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Career Cluster. MAST representatives accepted the honor at an award luncheon and reception as part of the NASDCTEc Spring Meeting in Washington, D.C.

“We feel Marine Academy is a perfect example of how CTE programs need to evolve as the workplace evolves,” said Earl Moore, Principal, Marine Academy of Science & Technology. “We rely on partners in the community and stakeholders to give us the information we need to keep pace with the workforce.”

 “These Excellence in Action award winners are incredibly successful – graduating their students at above average rates, building strong industry and community partnerships, and increasing students’ chances to obtain postsecondary credit and degrees and industry-recognized credentials,” said NASDCTEc Executive Director, Kimberly Green. “We believe by lifting up such examples of excellence in action we can help build the critical awareness and support high-quality CTE programs of study need to thrive and succeed.”

Two-page, printable profiles of each winner, detailing their unique strengths and justification for their selection are available at the NASDCTEc website. For further updates from the NASDCTEc Spring Meeting, including a recap of the award ceremony, visit the CTE: Learning that Works Blog.

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