Bunny Vasile, Verona High School class of 2016, combined a VHS education with specialized training at one of Essex County’s vocational technical schools to get a leg up on paying for college. On Saturday, November 19, you can find out how to make that an option for your child.
On that day, the Essex County Vocational Technical School District will host a school fair for seventh- and eighth-grade students from Essex County and their parents. The event will be held at Essex County Newark Tech, one of the county’s four vo-tech facilities, which is located at 91 West Market Street in Newark, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Attendees can meet with students, graduates, faculty and administrators from the four Essex County high schools and visit booths that feature the academic programs available. Programs of study include Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources; Architecture and Construction; Arts, Audio-Video Technology and Communications; Business, Management and Administration; Education and Training; Finance; Government and Public Administration; Health Science; Hospitality and Tourism; Human Services; Information Technology; Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security; Manufacturing; Marketing; Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; and Transportation, Distribution and Logistics. Vo-tech education is an option open to all VHS students (both special education and the general student body), though fewer than a dozen choose it in any given year.
Applications to the district’s four schools – Essex County Newark Tech and Essex County North 13th Street in Newark, Essex County Bloomfield Tech and Essex County West Caldwell Tech – will be also available.
There is no need to pre-register. For more information about Essex County’s Vocational Technical Schools or the Annual School Fair, please visit www.essextech.org or call Dicxiana Carbonell at 973-312-2281 or 973-412-2290.