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Despite snow and ice storms, we managed to pull off a fun-filled Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month in February!  We were honored to have New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney and County Executive Brian Hughes for a visit early in the month to kick off festivities. Our students especially enjoyed the presentation of a CTE Month proclamation.


January and February are also a busy time for student competitions.  Our students competed in local SkillsUSA competitions, a regional HOSA competition, a statewide ProStart (culinary) competition and a regional auto technology competition sponsored by the Auto Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia. The relationships we establish with our community and business partners are critical to our success.  More importantly, the experience our students gain through these events cannot be matched. We're looking forward to following the progress of our students as many progress to the next level of the competitions. 

Celebrating Career and Technical Education 

Photo by Brad Shutack
In this photo: Jake Crutchley (right) of Ewing shows County Executive Hughes and Senator Sweeney how to prepare dough for a dumpling.
In honor of Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month, Senate President Stephen Sweeney, Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes and Freeholder Pasquale "Pat" Colavita visited the Mercer County Technical School District's Arthur R. Sypek Center.  The group toured the site and interacted with students from the Building Maintenance Trades, Criminalistics, Health and Child Care and Culinary Arts programs. 
Former Gas Station Attendant Honored for Success as Registered Nurse

In this photo (left to right): Dr. Walter Brower, MCTS General Advisory Committee Chair; David Mensah, Career Success Award Recipient; Lisa Nolan, LPN Instructor; Kelly Pike, MCTS Health Careers Center Manager; Dr. Kimberly J. Schneider, Superintendent of Mercer County Technical School District 


The Mercer County Technical School District's General Advisory Committee presented David Mensah of Ewing with the 2015 Career Success Award. David Mensah is currently employed as a Registered Nurse Supervisor at Lawrenceville Nursing and Rehabilitation Services and Aspen Hills/Buttonwood Hospital in Pemberton. David is a 2006 graduate of the Licensed Practical Nurse program (postsecondary) at Mercer County Technical School District's Health Careers Center in Hamilton. Read more. 

Auto Tech Students Compete in Regional Competition 

Two Mercer County Technical School District students competed against 22 other high school seniors in a hands-on automotive technician skills challenge for more than $800,000 in scholarships, tools and prizes, and the chance to compete at the National Automotive Technology Competition. Every student who competed in the hands-on portion earned over $25,000 in post-secondary scholarships. This competition is hosted by the Auto Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia. 


Students Win Silver at Culinary Competition

A team of Culinary Arts students participated in the Pro-Start competition last month and they brought home a silver medal! Each year, the New Jersey Restaurant Educational Foundation brings the ProStart program alive with a statewide culinary and management competition. The competition gives students real-world experience and tests their skills and knowledge in not only the culinary arts, but also in restaurant management.  Click for more pictures.

Health Science Academy Senior Honored with Student Leadership Award

Sneha Rangu has received a Student Leader of the Year Award from the New Jersey Association of Student Councils. Sneha has been a leader in her Student Council for the past four years, serving as Student Council President for three years and Secretary for one.  She has been inducted into the National Honor Society, participated as a Student Ambassador in Model UN, and served as State Historian and Secretary of New Jersey HOSA.  She has also been a student of the month while being on the all-state Tennis Team for four years. Read more.

New Health Careers Center Manager 

Meet Ms. Kelly Pike! The Mercer County Technical School District welcomes Ms. Pike, Manager of the Health Careers Center (postsecondary). Ms. Pike replaced Sharon Nemeth who is now the Assunpink Center Principal. Learn more about the Health Careers Center.
Business Class Collects Used Computers for Trenton Digital Initiative
The Sypek Business Office Applications and Technology (BOAT) class collected computers  for the Trenton Digital InitiativeThe Trenton Digital Initiative, is a non-profit initiative to distribute free computers and low-cost, high-speed Internet to economically challenged Trenton families. In total, they collected 9 monitors, 14 hard drives, 8 keyboards and 7 laptops.  All of the equipment will be refurbished and redistributed to people in need of technology in the Trenton area. Learn more.

NEW! Photography Program

Starting in Fall 2015, the Mercer County Technical School District will offer a Photography Career Prep Program for high school seniors.  The program is offered in collaboration with Mercer County Community College. Students can earn up to 12 college credits. Learn more.


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The Honorable
Brian M. Hughes

County Executive






Hon. Samuel T. Frisby 



Hon. Anthony P. Carabelli

Vice Chair


Hon. Ann M. Cannon


Hon. John A. Cimino


Hon. Pasquale "Pat" Colavita, Jr.


Hon. Andrew Koontz


Hon. Lucylle R. S. Walter






Mr. Albert W. Pitman


 Mr. John Zoller

Vice President


Ms. Judith Iszard

Board Member 


Ms. Yolanda Stinger

Board Member   


Dr. Laura C. Morana

Interim Executive County Superintendent


Ms. Tanya Dawson

Business Administrator/

Board Secretary




Dr. Kimberly J. Schneider 

Ms. Dana Hice DePugh

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction  


Ms. Mary Smith-Jones


Arthur R. Sypek Center


Ms. Sharon Nemeth


Assunpink Center




Adult Evening School


Ms. Kelly Pike


Health Careers Center


Ms. Lori Perlow

District Communications Officer


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