Morris County Vocational School District Awards Completion Certificates  to Share Time Students

Denville, NJ (6/16/23) – The Morris County Vocational School District (MCVSD) held a Share Time Completion Ceremony for the Class of 2023. 

“INSPIRE. PREPARE. SUCCEED, are three fundamental words in the MCVSD mission statement,” said Lynne Jackson, Principal Morris County School of Technology. “The Share Time Completion Ceremony celebrated the remarkable and noble work of faculty, and the grit and dedication of our students”. 

The Ceremony featured three student speakers, Gwendolyn DiNardo, Farrah Foskey, and Marcus Briceno, students in Cosmetology and Electrical Trades Programs, in addition to business partner and guest speaker, Mr. John O’Connor. Since 1976, Mr. O’Connor has been the owner/operator of Shade Tree Garage in Morristown, NJ. 

Prior to concluding the ceremony with the awarding of certificates and cords, Principal Jackson spent a few minutes recognizing successes. Many students participated in SkillsUSA competitions, earning medals as juniors, seniors, or both. Students in Carpentry and Electrical Trades programs collaborated with Habitat for Humanity. Cosmetology students provided manicures, haircuts and hair styling for Hanover Park Hive Program, and services to special needs adults at the Universal Institute Rehabilitation Center in Livingston in preparation for their prom.  Allied Health students sorted and packed medical supplies, celebrated Nurse’s Week at Chilton Hospital, and organized two blood drives. Culinary Arts & Hospitality students organized a food drive to benefit a local food pantry, and Food Services collaborated with students in MCVSD Global Supply Chain Management Academy to serve Mexican cuisine at the Lake Hopatcong Block Party.

 

Additionally, numerous students participated in a Work-based Learning Experience in their respective trade area while simultaneously earning high school credit. Two students in the Cybersecurity program,  Will Mackenzie Masino from Jefferson Twp HS. and Christian DiGiacomo, from Madison HS, earned their Associates Degree in tandem with earning their High School Diploma. 

The next steps for Share Time students involve moving directly into the workforce or an apprenticeship, participating in a technical training program, and/or attending a 2-year or 4-year college or university. A few will also serve their community or country – Matthew Lizza, Fire Department First Responder;  Christopher Flanagan, Chester Fire Department; Justin Schorno, Rockaway Fire Department; Nicole Estacio, Army; Daniel Vargas, Air Force; Nicholas DiMichino, Air Force; Angel Burton, New Jersey National Guard. 

SkillsUSA is a national membership association serving high school, college, and middle school students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical, and skilled service occupations. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. 

Morris County Vocational School District offers a wide range of career and technical education programs that inspire and prepare students to succeed in today’s world and pursue tomorrow’s opportunities. Programs range from auto service and construction trades to healthcare sciences, global commerce, performing arts and cybersecurity. The high school offers full-time academies and share-time programs on its Denville campus. In addition, through collaboration with local school districts and the County College of Morris, it offers full-time academies and share-time programs established at off-site satellite locations. 

To learn more, email Gina DiDomenico, MCVSD Student Recruitment & Community Relations, at didomenicog@mcvts.org or visit www.mcvts.org.

 

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