Morris County Vocational Training Center to Open November – Morris County, NJ
Posted on January 26, 2022
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The Morris County Vocational School District (MCVSD) announced tonight the start of construction in November of its new vocational training center at the County College of Morris (CCM) in Randolph, which will expand vocational school operations by 30%.
“The new center has the potential to add 500 students to the school district, exposing career-focused, college-bound high school students to the kind of hard skills that will lead them to a prosperous future,” said Commissioner Director Tayfun Selen.
The construction schedule and details of the project were presented to the Morris County Board of Commissioners, as the council introduced a bond ordinance to support construction.
“This new initiative allows students to pursue professional training while simultaneously earning an industry-recognized degree and college credits. It puts students on the path to being career and college ready, while meeting the high school graduation requirements in their local district,” said Morris County Vocational School District Superintendent Scott Moffitt.
“Building on successful programs already underway through CCM’s longstanding partnership with MCVSD, high school students will now have greater access to a variety of high-demand program offerings in areas such as artificial intelligence. , mechatronics, renewable energy technology. , certified practical nurse and dental assistant to capture a wide range of interests and passions,” added Moffitt.
The November groundbreaking and construction schedule depends on weather conditions and the constituency in the materials supply chain. The two-story, 45,940-square-foot center will cost $24.8 million, including $6.2 million from the county and $18.6 million from the state under the Securing Our Children’s Future Act ( SOCF).
It will be built adjacent to CCM’s Advanced Manufacturing Center, which also plans a new Entrepreneurship and Culinary Science Center on campus. Both projects were first announced at a joint press conference last August hosted by Morris County Commissioners Superintendent Moffitt and CCM Chairman Dr. Anthony J. Iacono.
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Both projects build on strong established business and industry partnerships as well as existing programs designed to prepare high school students, college students and adults for rewarding careers in high-demand industries.
The MCVSD expansion will operate on a time-share model for high school juniors and seniors. It will focus on workforce development and provide students with industry credentials, work- and project-based learning opportunities, and up to 18 college credits. The project builds on an existing partnership between MCVSD and CCM to provide high school students with the opportunity to earn college credits, industry-recognized credentials, and access to an associate’s degree, either at end of high school, one year after graduation.