Fall 2013 ENewsletter

DISTRICT NEWS

CAPITAL HEALTH NAMED 2013

BUSINESS PARTNER OF THE YEAR

Photo by Carly Hall, Graphic Arts Technology

In this photo (left to right): Beverly Mills, Director of the Mercer County Workforce Investment Board; Dr. Walter Brower, Dean Emeritus of Rider University's School of Education; Scott Clemmensen, Vice President of Human Resources at Capital Health; Dr. Kimberly Schneider, Superintendent of Mercer County Technical School District

 

The Mercer County Technical School District's General Advisory Committee named Capital Health as its 2013 Business Partner of the Year.  

Capital Health, the region's leader in advanced medicine, was selected for its continued support of secondary and postsecondary career and technical education programs.  Scott Clemmensen, Capital Health's Vice President of Human Resources, accepted the honor on behalf of Capital Health at a luncheon held at the school.  Scott Clemmensen is a member of the Mercer County Technical School District's General Advisory Committee and its Health Science Academy Advisory Committee. 

 

The Mercer County Technical School District's General Advisory Committee honors one local business partner annually.   The General Advisory Committee is chaired by Dr. Walter Brower, Dean Emeritus of Rider University's School of Education. More than 40 professionals from local businesses and organizations such as Wegmans, Switlik Parachute Company, Incorporated and Ironworkers Local 68 make up the Mercer County Technical School District's General Advisory Committee.

 

ARTHUR R. SYPEK CENTER NEWS

Science in Career and Technical Education

Before heading to the kitchen one morning, Culinary Arts students were treated to a custom-designed science lesson about flour.  Science Instructor,  Natalie Aulicino, reviewed different types of flour, the importance of whole grains, the process of milling and she explained a detailed diagram of a whole grain kernel.  With such lessons, career and technical education students are able to develop a stronger appreciation for academics in career and technical education. 

ASSUNPINK CENTER NEWS

 Students Get Us Hooked Up

Patrick Sheehan of Lawrence, a second-year Electrical Construction student, is gaining valuable work experience on campus.   Under the  direct supervision of Sam Bell, Electrical Construction Instructor and Licensed Electrician, Sheehan and his classmates installed a subpanel that will provide power for a new heater in the Diesel Technology classroom at Assunpink.  The students regularly gain work experience with in-school projects that don't require a permit.  Other recent projects include the installation of equipment disconnects in the welding shop, installation of a circuit for a new grinding machine and a new data line in the HVAC shop.  

HEALTH SCIENCE ACADEMY NEWS

Student Uses Media to Increase Peer Acceptance 

Tricanne Wilson of Trenton, a Health Science Academy student, is committed to spending her senior year launching a new student group called World Media Club. The purpose of the club, which meets weekly during lunch, is to expose the 40+ members to other cultures through media such as listening to various types of music and watching movies and television shows from other countries. Tricanne hopes that by doing so, cultural myths will be dispelled and students will become more accepting of their peers. Tricanne is working with an 11th grader to develop bylaws and a sequence of meeting topics to ensure that her legacy will continue after she graduates. Tricanne plans to study psychology in college and hopes to launch a postsecondary version of World Media Club.

CAREER PREP NEWS

New Career Prep Video

Did you know that high school seniors can earn up to 12 college credits by participating in Career Prep?

 

To learn more about the Career Prep programs, watch our new video

HEALTH CAREERS CENTER NEWS

LPN Grad Honored for Success Despite Obstacles

 

In this photo (left to right): Hon. Brian M. Hughes, County Executive; Diana Szoldrowska; Virgin Velez, Director of Mercer County One-Stop Career Center;  Dr. Kimberly Schneider, Superintendent of Mercer County Technical School District

Congratulations to Diana Szoldrowska of Lawrence, recipient of the 2013 Garden State Employment & Training Association's Student Training Achievement Recognition (STAR) Mercer Award. The $500 award was presented to Diana at the October Workforce Investment Board meeting. The award is given to  individuals who have achieved success in any One-Stop Career Center sponsored program, despite facing serious barriers to those goals.  Diana is a 2011 graduate of the LPN program.  She is currently  completing her Nursing degree at MCCC and is expected to graduate in May 2014.

IN OUR COMMUNITY

Students Help in Times of Need

 

 In this photo (left to right): Mikyla Morrison, Janiece Anglin and Svetlana Craft (kneeling), Marcie Tandy (Instructor)   

At this time of year, many people are in need of basic necessities. Kudos to the Health and Child Care class and Health Careers Center students who organized a food drive and collected more than 300 pounds of food for Mercer Street Friends.  In addition, the Business Office Applications and Technology class (pictured above) collected 133 items including gently used coats and gloves for Mercer Street Friends. Way to go!

MCTS IN THE NEWS!

July 18, 2013: Mercerspace.com - East Windsor resident selected for Governor's School

June 3, 2013: Trenton Times/NJ.com - Mercer County Technical High School graduate becomes first woman from the school accepted into local carpenter's union

May 18, 2013: Hamilton Pulse - A Familiar Face on the Mercer County Vocational School Districts' Board

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IN THIS ISSUE

District News
Arthur R. Sypek Center News
Assunpink Center News
Career Prep News
Health Careers Center News
In Our Community

UPCOMING EVENTS

January 26, 2014   11am-1pm

District Open House

Arthur R. Sypek Center

129 Bull Run Rd., Pennington, NJ

(Input Trenton if using GPS)

February 20, 2014  6pm - 7pm 

District Information Session

Arthur R. Sypek Center

129 Bull Run Rd., Pennington, NJ

(Input Trenton if using GPS)

March 12, 2014  2pm - 6pm 

Health Careers Center  

Open House 

Health Careers Center

1070 Klockner Rd., Trenton, NJ

(across from Nottingham HS) 

 

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  COUNTY OF MERCER 

The Honorable
Brian M. Hughes

County Executive

 

 

BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS

  

Hon. John A. Cimino

 Chair 

  

Hon. Andrew Koontz

 Vice Chair

   

Hon. Ann M. Cannon

 

Hon. Anthony P. Carabelli

 

Hon. Pasquale "Pat" Colavita, Jr.

 

Hon. Samuel T. Frisby 

 

 Hon. Lucylle R. S. Walter

 

 

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

 

 

Mr. Albert W. Pitman

President

 

Mr. John Zoller

Vice President

 

Ms. Judith Iszard

Board Member 

 

Ms. Yolanda Stinger

Board Member   


Mr. Joseph Murphy

Board Member

   

Dr. Laura C. Morana

Interim Executive County Superintendent

 

Ms. Nancy Swirsky

Business Administrator/

Board Secretary

Ms. Tanya Dawson

Assistant Business Administrator/

Board Secretary

 
 

 

ADMINISTRATION

 
Dr. Kimberly J. Schneider 
Superintendent
  

Ms. Dana Hice DePugh

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction  

 

Ms. Mary Smith-Jones

Principal

Arthur R. Sypek Center

 

Ms. S. Lucille Jones

Principal

Assunpink Center

  

Mr. Peter Frascella

Principal

Adult Evening School

 

Ms. Sharon Nemeth

Principal

Health Careers Center

     

Ms. Lori Perlow

District Communications Officer

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