MCVTS was an enthusiastic participant in the Celebrate Middlesex County event at Roosevelt Park June 11. Visitors were drawn to the MCVTS exhibits, which included a number of hands-on demonstrations that showcased many of the career majors offered to our students.
Included were a virtual-reality welding experience, potting plants with the agriscience shop, and engineering paper airplanes. Pre-engineering offered hands-on robotic devices, graphic arts offered an art project, auto shop had a hands-on experience, and there was a performance by School of the Arts dance students, who came down from the stage to encourage the participation of young members of the audience.
Participants included MCVTS Board of Education Vice President Laura Czarneski, Superintendent of Schools Jorge Diaz, Director of Marketing Christine D’Agostino, a number of students, and teachers Geeta Chadha, Glen Foli, Michael McKinney, Eugene Leahy, Valerie Gardner and Samuel Lopez from the Piscataway Campus; Kylie Naylor, Stephen Mercadante, Cleo Mack, Kenneth Colavito and Jamie Sobolewski from the East Brunswick Campus; Edison Academy Principal John Jeffries, Assistant Principal Amro Mosaad and teacher Nikita Patil.
Visitors became acquainted with the district’s offerings that prepare Middlesex County students for college and career in free public schools of choice. The first full-time county vocational school district in the nation, it has campuses in East Brunswick, Edison, Perth Amboy, Piscataway and Woodbridge, offering 36 career majors.
The Perth Amboy Campus, the Edison Academy and the Woodbridge Academy have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools. The East Brunswick Campus has been designated a National Green Ribbon School in recognition of its “green” curriculum and sustainable building management practices.