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 Mercer County Technical Schools ENewsletter

 

Spring 2012

DISTRICT NEWS

A MESSAGE FROM

DR. KIMBERLY J. SCHNEIDER, SUPERINTENDENT

 

 

 

Dr. Schneider 

Members of the Mercer County Board of School Estimate met on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 4:30 pm to unanimously approve a capital project request of nearly seven million dollars for renovations at the Assunpink and Sypek Centers. 

 

Thank you to County Executive Brian Hughes, Freeholders John Cimino and Andrew Koontz for supporting this request on the affirmative.  Also, thank you to MCTS Board members, Albert Pitman, President, and John Zoller for their support.

For a letter from Dr. Kimberly J. Schneider regarding the clarification of high school graduation rate data released by the New Jersey Department of Education, click here.

ARTHUR R. SYPEK CENTER NEWS

Health and Child Care Students

to Earn College Credit

 HCC Books

In this photo (left to right): Yasmery Vasquez, Kimberly Figueroa,

Peace Nwankwo, Lauren Schujko

Beginning next year, students who successfully complete the Health and Child Care program will be eligible for credit at Mercer County Community College.   Students who earn a "B" average or better and enroll in Early Childhood Education/Special Education Assistant or Education programs at MCCC, will be eligible for artriculated credit toward their degree.   Mercer County Technical School and Mercer County Community College have several pre-existing articulation agreements in place.  For more information about the Health and Child Care program, click here.

ASSUNPINK CENTER NEWS

NJ State Police Host Interactive DWI Presentation

 

 Cart with conesWalking sobriety test

In observance of Alcohol Awareness Month (April 2012), Mercer County Technical Schools teamed up with the New Jersey State Police to host an interactive program to educate students on the dangers and consequences of Driving While Impaired (DWI).   Students participated by wearing Fatal Vision Goggles while driving a golf-cart along a specially designed course.  Other sobriety tests were given while wearing the goggles.   

CAREER PREP NEWS

Lawrence HS Student Performs in MCCC Production of Hairspray 


MCCC Hair Spray Production 4 6 12

In this video: Christian DiTullio dances in Hairspray feature on WZBN TV.

Christian DiTullio, Career Prep student and 12th grader at Lawrence High School, performed in the recent MCCC production of  Hairspray.  The MCCC Theatre and Dance Program and Entertainment Technology students, with some help from their friends at the James Tolin Memorial Fund, presented this musical on April 13-15.  Learn more by watching this WZBN TV clip.

ADULT EVENING NEWS

Looking for an Apprenticeship Progam?

An Apprenticeship is a relationship between an employer and an employee during which the employee, or apprentice, learns a highly skilled occupation. The Apprenticeship programs consist of a combination of both classroom and on-the-job training. A sponsor, who can be an individual employer or an association of employers, operates the apprentice training programs on a voluntary basis. When a sponsor is comprised of both an employer and a union representative, it becomes a "Joint Apprenticeship Committee" (JAC). In either case, the sponsor plans, administers, and usually pays for the apprenticeship training program.

 

Apprenticeship training programs are authorized by the National Apprenticeship Act of 1937 (Fitzgerald Act), PL 75-308. In New Jersey, approval of apprentice programs and registration of apprenticeship programs standards is conducted by the United States Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship and the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

 

There are over 900 apprenticeable occupations on record. Apprenticeship programs are available in a variety of areas such as plumbing, electrical, HVAC - heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration, banking and pharmacy. For further information regarding specific apprenticeship programs, contact Peter Frascella, Mercer County Apprenticeship Coordinator at 609.586.5146.

HEALTH CAREERS CENTER NEWS

LPN Class Refresher

HCC LPN Refresher 

In this photo (left to right): Prudence Lucas, Connie Moceri (Instructor), Karen Krajacik (volunteer), Veronica Moniello, Debbie Harwell, Joann Stewart, Lynn Henk

The first LPN Refresher class ended on April 26, 2012. The refresher class is a 96-hour class with half of the time dedicated to theory and the other half spent in a clinical setting.

CONGRATULATIONS!

Jackie Rapport - Health Science Academy 10th grader selected as a finalist in the Education Hero - Individual category in the 2012 Healthcare Heroes awards program.  The Healthcare Heroes awards recognize individuals and organizations that have displayed heroic actions in the field of healthcare throughout New Jersey.  

MCTS IN THE NEWS!

May 4, 2012: LawrencevillePatch - Mercer Students Win at SkillsUSA N.J. Competition

May 3, 2012: NJ.com - Mercer Science Fair

April 7, 2012: The Times of Trenton - Lawrence Teen Creates Fair to Share Her Love of science

April 5, 2012: Princeton Packet - Goggles, golf carts drive drunk driving lesson home

January 12, 2012: Times of Trenton - For Vo-tech Students in Mercer, Districts Pay as They Go

UPCOMING EVENTS

HEALTH SCIENCE ACADEMY NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION MANDATORY!

May 31, 2012   6PM 

Assunpink Center - 1085 Old Trenton Road,  Trenton, NJ 08690

SHARED-TIME PROGRAM - NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION

MANDATORY!

June 4, 2012   6PM 

Assunpink Center - 1085 Old Trenton Road,  Trenton, NJ 08690

Arthur R. Sypek Center - 129 Bull Run Road, Pennington, NJ 08534

Students should report to the location where the progam is located.

CAREER PREP PROGRAM - NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION

MANDATORY!

June 4, 2012   6PM 

Mercer County Community College (West Windsor Campus)

1200 Old Trenton Road,  West Windsor, NJ 08690

Communications Building Lobby (CM109)- Parking available in Kelsey Theatre Lot

ASSUNPINK AWARDS CEREMONY

June 11, 2012   6PM 

Robbinsville Hight School - 155 Robbinsville Edinburg Road, Robbinsville, NJ 08691

ARTHUR R. SYPEK CENTER AWARDS CEREMONY

June 12, 2012   6PM 

Robbinsville Hight School - 155 Robbinsville Edinburg Road, Robbinsville, NJ 08691

UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS

 Drive One 4 UR School

NAMI Walk 

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Educational Testing Service

660 Rosedale Road, Princeton, NJ 08541

Mercer County Technical School students will be participating in the 2012 NAMI Walk.  For more information about the event, click here

The Mercer County Technical School District guarantees equal opportunity to all, regardless of race, color, age, creed, gender identity or expression, affectional or sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin, marital status, disability, nationality or sex.

In This Issue
Arthur R. Sypek Center News
Assunpink Center News
Career Prep News
Adult Evening News
Health Careers Center News
UPCOMING EVENTS
COMMUNITY EVENTS

  

2011 - 2012

GOVERNOR'S TEACHER RECOGNITION PROGRAM HONOREES

 

 

STEPHEN HERINGES

Assunpink Center

Architecture/Engineering Design Instructor

 

and

 

JOHN FELIP

Arthur R. Sypek Center

Applied Academics Instructor (Language Arts Instructor - Special Education)

 

  

The Honorable
Brian M. Hughes

County Executive

 

 

BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS

 

 

Hon. Lucylle R. S. Walter

Chair

 

 Hon. John Cimino 

 Vice Chair

   

Hon. Ann Cannon

 

Hon. Anthony Carabelli

 

Hon. Pasquale "Pat" Colavita, Jr.

 

Hon. Samuel Frisby 

 

Hon. Andrew Koontz

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS IN THE COUNTY OF MERCER

 

 

Mr. Albert Pitman

President

 

Ms. Judith Iszard

Vice President

 

Mr. John Zoller

 

 Dr. Samuel Stewart

Executive County Superintendent

 

Ms. Nancy Swirsky

Business Administrator/

Board Secretary

 

 

ADMINISTRATION

 
Dr. Kimberly Schneider
Superintendent

 

 Ms. S. Lucille Jones

Principal

Assunpink Center

 

 Mr. Pete Frascella

Principal

Adult Evening School

 

Ms. Sharon Nemeth

Principal

Health Careers Center

Acting Principal

Arthur R. Sypek Center

   

Ms. Robin Soriano

Admissions

 

Ms. Lori Perlow

Communications