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Groundbreaking Ceremony Marks Milestone for Ocean County Vocational Technical School's Jackson Campus

Groundbreaking Ceremony Marks Milestone for Ocean County Vocational Technical School's Jackson Campus

June 10, 2024

The Jackson Campus addition, slated to be completed by September 2025, is a testament to the commitment of OCVTS in providing state-of-the-art training facilities for its students. This expansion will feature four shops, four classrooms, and a new enhanced security vestibule, underscoring the district's dedication to preparing students for careers in high-demand fields in construction and healthcare.

OCVTS Career Fair Bridges Gap Between Healthcare Students and Industry Employers

OCVTS Career Fair Bridges Gap Between Healthcare Students and Industry Employers

MAY 21, 2024

On Tuesday, May 21st, Ocean County Vocational Technical School (OCVTS) hosted a highly successful healthcare career fair at their Toms River Campus. The event saw over 253 trade school students engaging directly with 36 employers from the healthcare industry. These students, well-prepared with resumes in hand, had the opportunity to apply for positions and discuss potential career paths with healthcare industry professionals.

OCVTS Hosts 3rd Annual Ocean County Construction Trades Career Expo

OCVTS Hosts 3rd Annual Ocean County Construction Trades Career Expo

MAY 15, 2024

2024 Construction Trades Career Expo, hosted by the Ocean County Vocational Technical School, was a successful event that highlighted the importance of trade schools in the construction industry. The event, held on May 15, 2024, was attended by several vocational students, high school students, the general public, and over 50 key construction industry employers.

Ocean County Vocational Technical School Highlights Accelerated Career Training Programs at Adult Education Info Session

Ocean County Vocational Technical School Highlights Accelerated Career Training Programs at Adult Education Info Session

MAY 13, 2024

OCVTS hosted its Adult Education Info Session on Thursday, May 9, 2024, at the Toms River Campus, showcasing seven innovative and accelerated career training programs designed to fast-track adult students into new careers.

New Jersey SkillsUSA Hall of Fame Welcomes Gert Silsby in Recognition of Decades of Service

New Jersey SkillsUSA Hall of Fame Welcomes Gert Silsby in Recognition of Decades of Service

MAY 10, 2024

Gert Silsby was honored with induction into the New Jersey SkillsUSA Hall of Fame. The recognition comes as a testament to her unwavering dedication and substantial contributions to the SkillsUSA Association over the years.

One Hundred Twenty-Eight Ocean County Vocational Technical Students Compete at NJ SkillsUSA Championships Bringing Home 36 Medals

One Hundred Twenty-Eight Ocean County Vocational Technical Students Compete at NJ SkillsUSA Championships Bringing Home 36 Medals

MAY 8, 2024

One Hundred Twenty-Eight Ocean County Vocational Technical School (OCVTS) students competed at the New Jersey SkillsUSA Championships which took place on Saturdays in March and April in several counties, throughout New Jersey.

Fueling Futures: OCVTS Alumni and Instructors Collaborate in Unique Pit Stop Challenge

Fueling Futures: OCVTS Alumni and Instructors Collaborate in Unique Pit Stop Challenge

APRIL 30, 2024

The Pit Stop Challenge Finale, hosted by Lester Glenn Auto Group, showcased the skills of OCVTS Automotive students and highlighted the educational benefits of their partnership, emphasizing hands-on training and industry preparation.

57 OCVTS NURSING STUDENTS RECOGNIZED AT TRADITIONAL CAPPING CEREMONY

57 OCVTS NURSING STUDENTS RECOGNIZED AT TRADITIONAL CAPPING CEREMONY

APRIL 9, 2024

Fifty-seven Practical Nursing students at OCVTS recently received the traditional nurse’s cap at a ceremony recognizing the achievements and accomplishments in completing the first half of the intense and comprehensive nursing program.

OCVTS Foundation’s 27th Annual International Chef’s Night Out Raises $75k to Benefit Ocean County Vo-Tech Students

OCVTS Foundation’s 27th Annual International Chef’s Night Out Raises $75k to Benefit Ocean County Vo-Tech Students

MARCH 4, 2024

It was a fun night of food and fundraising in Lacey Township on Monday night at the 27th Annual International Chefs Night Out. This year hosted at the beautiful Lacey Elks Lodge on Beach Avenue in Lacey. A nice crowd attended & there was lots of food from all over Ocean County, including an assortment of cuisine from the OCVTS culinary students.

Ocean County Vocational Technical School's Open House: A Gateway to Modern Careers

Ocean County Vocational Technical School's Open House: A Gateway to Modern Careers

FEB, 1 2024

OCVTS successfully held its 2024 Open House on February 1st, drawing an unprecedented crowd of 1,832 people across five locations in Ocean County, highlighting the increasing interest in Career and Technical Education (CTE). This event provided high school and adult learners with a hands-on experience through live demonstrations in various fields.

OCVTS Feed the Need 2023 Prepares Over 3500 Meals for Local Families

OCVTS Feed the Need 2023 Prepares Over 3500 Meals for Local Families

NOV 21, 2023

Students and staff at the OCVTS Brick Center partnered again this year with Fulfill, formerly known as the Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean County, and RWJ Barnabas Community Medical Center to prepare meals for those in need this Thanksgiving. Over 3,500 meals will be distributed.

Breaking Barriers: OCVTS and Partners Empower Female Construction Trades Students through Inspiring Networking Event with Professional Women Industry Leaders

Breaking Barriers: OCVTS and Partners Empower Female Construction Trades Students through Inspiring Networking Event with Professional Women Industry Leaders

NOV, 13 2023

More than 40 female students from two counties studying construction trades gathered to connect with esteemed female industry leaders breaking down traditional barriers at a networking event.

OCVTS Foundation Hosts Its Second Annual 5k Turkey Dash to Support Career and Technical Education

OCVTS Foundation Hosts Its Second Annual 5k Turkey Dash to Support Career and Technical Education

NOV 5, 2023

The Ocean County Foundation for Vocational and Technical Education, a nonprofit organization that supports the students at the Ocean County Vocational Technical School, hosted its second ‘Turkey Dash’, a 5K and Fun Run/Walk on Sunday, November 5th. The event took place on the beautiful scenic Barnegat Branch Trail in Waretown.

OCVTS Takes Charge In The Fight To Help End Bullying

OCVTS Takes Charge In The Fight To Help End Bullying

OCT 18, 2023

OCVTS stands together in helping to create a world without bullying! We stood together and wore orange on October 18 to show unity for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion.

Nothing Short of Smiling Faces at the OCVTS Staff Field Day Team-Building Event

Nothing Short of Smiling Faces at the OCVTS Staff Field Day Team-Building Event

OCT 9, 2023

A burst of laughter, camaraderie, and enthusiastic cheers filled the air at the OCVTS Staff Field Day. The event was a spectacular celebration of teamwork, unity, and friendly competition, bringing together staff members from various departments and buildings for a day of team-building activities and challenges.

OCVTS Year In Review 2022/2023 Magazine

OCVTS Year In Review 2022/2023 Magazine

Vol. 1 | 2022/2023

Volume One | 2022/2023- Welcome to "Year in Review," the annual School District Magazine that offers a captivating glimpse into the Ocean County Vocational Technical School District's most memorable moments of the year.

Five OCVTS Students Place at the 2023 FCCLA National Leadership Conference in Denver

Five OCVTS Students Place at the 2023 FCCLA National Leadership Conference in Denver

JULY 11, 2023

Students from the Fashion Design program proudly represented New Jersey and the Ocean County Vocational Technical School at the FCCLA National Leadership Conference held in Denver, Colorado.

Ocean County Vocational Technical School’s State Champions Achieve Remarkable Success at National Leadership and Skills Conference in Atlanta, Georgia

Ocean County Vocational Technical School’s State Champions Achieve Remarkable Success at National Leadership and Skills Conference in Atlanta, Georgia

JULY 6, 2023

Ocean County Vocational Technical School District proudly announces the exceptional performance of their state champion students at the esteemed National Leadership and Skills Conference held in Atlanta, GA, from June 19-23.

Six OCVTS Teachers Recognized at the Ocean County Teachers Recognition Ceremony

Six OCVTS Teachers Recognized at the Ocean County Teachers Recognition Ceremony

JUNE 12, 2023

On Friday, May 5, 2023, Six OCVTS teachers were recognized at the Ocean County Teachers Recognition Ceremony presented by the Ocean County Association of School Administrators (O.C.A.S.A).

OCVTS Provides Real-world, Hands-on Experience Through Industry Development Partnerships

OCVTS Provides Real-world, Hands-on Experience Through Industry Development Partnerships

MAY 30, 2023

Hands-on, real-world training is crucial in the construction industry. Stavola Construction Company partnered with OCVTS, giving students the chance to learn on real heavy equipment machinery. This industry collaboration bridges the gap between theory and practice, preparing future professionals for success.

OCVTS HOSTS 2ND ANNUAL OCEAN COUNTY CONSTRUCTION CAREER EXPO

OCVTS HOSTS 2ND ANNUAL OCEAN COUNTY CONSTRUCTION CAREER EXPO

MAY 3, 2023

2023 Construction Trades Career Expo, hosted by the Ocean County Vocational Technical School in coordination with the Ocean County Workforce Development Board, was a successful event that highlighted the importance of trade schools in the construction industry. The event, held on May 3, 2023, was attended by several vocational students, high school students, the general public, and over 40 key construction industry employers.

One Hundred Twenty Ocean County Vocational Technical Students Compete at NJ SkillsUSA Championships Bringing Home 41 Medals

One Hundred Twenty Ocean County Vocational Technical Students Compete at NJ SkillsUSA Championships Bringing Home 41 Medals

APRIL 1, 2023

One Hundred Twenty Ocean County Vocational Technical School (OCVTS) students competed at the New Jersey SkillsUSA Championships which took place on Saturdays in March and April in several counties, throughout New Jersey.

49 OCVTS NURSING STUDENTS RECOGNIZED AT TRADITIONAL CAPPING CEREMONY

49 OCVTS NURSING STUDENTS RECOGNIZED AT TRADITIONAL CAPPING CEREMONY

MARCH 29, 2023

Forty-nine Practical Nursing students at OCVTS recently received the traditional nurse’s cap at a ceremony recognizing the achievements and accomplishments in completing the first half of the intense and comprehensive nursing program.

OCVTS Foundation’s 26th Annual International Chef’s Night Out Raises $70k to Benefit Ocean County Vo-Tech Students

OCVTS Foundation’s 26th Annual International Chef’s Night Out Raises $70k to Benefit Ocean County Vo-Tech Students

MARCH 6, 2023

It was a fun night of food and fundraising in Lacey Township on Monday night at the 26th Annual International Chefs Night Out. This year hosted at the beautiful Lacey Elks Lodge on Beach Avenue in Lacey. A nice crowd attended & there was lots of food from all over Ocean County, including an assortment of cuisine from the OCVTS culinary students.

GPAA Theatre Instructors, Students and Alumni Play Huge Role in PSA Video Production with LEGAL ONE NJ to Support Transgendered Students' Rights

GPAA Theatre Instructors, Students and Alumni Play Huge Role in PSA Video Production with LEGAL ONE NJ to Support Transgendered Students' Rights

FEB 17, 2023

During the months of December and January, GPAA and NJ Legal One teamed up to shoot a learning video for Legal One. Anthony Ciccotelli and Carolyn Little played a huge role in casting and managing crew for the production. Mr. Ciccotelli was instrumental in the script writing and facilitating the entire process. Current students, graduates, parents, staff and guests all played a role in this production.

Veolia North America Awards MATES $20,000 in Partnership on a Derelict Crab Pot Recovery Project to Help Preserve the Barnegat Bay

Veolia North America Awards MATES $20,000 in Partnership on a Derelict Crab Pot Recovery Project to Help Preserve the Barnegat Bay

DEC 20, 2022

Veolia North America partnered with the Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science (MATES) as part of their Project Sonat Environmental Program. Veolia North America awarded MATES with a generous donation in the amount of $20,000.00 that will allow them to further their conservation efforts with recovering derelict crab pots and to promote and distribute bycatch reduction devices (BRDs) for crab pots throughout the area.

Connecting Trade Students with Female Leaders in the Construction Industry

Connecting Trade Students with Female Leaders in the Construction Industry

DEC 20, 2022

Over 25 female students in construction related programs at OCVTS had the opportunity to connect with female leaders in the construction industry.

OCVTS Feed the Need 2022 Prepares Over 3,000 Meals for Local Families!

OCVTS Feed the Need 2022 Prepares Over 3,000 Meals for Local Families!

NOV 23, 2022

Students and staff at the OCVTS Brick Center partnered again this year with Fulfill, formerly known as the Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean County, and RWJ Barnabas Community Medical Center to prepare meals for those in need this Thanksgiving. Over 3,000 meals will be distributed.

Ocean County Foundation for Vocational Technical Education Hosts Its First Ever 5k Turkey Dash to Support OCVTS Students

Ocean County Foundation for Vocational Technical Education Hosts Its First Ever 5k Turkey Dash to Support OCVTS Students

NOV 20, 2022

The Ocean County Foundation for Vocational and Technical Education, a nonprofit organization that supports the students at the Ocean County Vocational Technical School, hosted its first-ever ‘Turkey Dash’, a 5K and Fun Run/Walk this past Sunday, November 20th. The event took place on the beautiful scenic Barnegat Branch Trail in Waretown.

OCVTS Toms River Center Takes Charge In The Fight To Help End Bullying

OCVTS Toms River Center Takes Charge In The Fight To Help End Bullying

OCT 19, 2022

OCVTS stands together in helping to create a world without bullying! We stood together and wore orange on October 19 to show unity for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion.

Welcome Back OCVTS Students, Teachers and Staff

Welcome Back OCVTS Students, Teachers and Staff

SEP 7, 2022

Students, teachers and staff welcome back to a new exciting school year.

OCVTS School District Hosts Staff Field Day

OCVTS School District Hosts Staff Field Day

SEP 1, 2022

Staff members engaged in multiple challenges and activities for an invigorating experience. This years staff field day included over 13 team building events.

OCVTS FCCLA Finalists Place at National Conference in San Diego

OCVTS FCCLA Finalists Place at National Conference in San Diego

JULY 6, 2022

Students from the Fashion Design program proudly represented New Jersey and the Ocean County Vocational Technical School at the FCCLA National Leadership Conference held in San Diego, California.

OCVTS Fashion Design Instructor Awarded FCCLA’s 2022 Master Adviser Award

OCVTS Fashion Design Instructor Awarded FCCLA’s 2022 Master Adviser Award

MAY 2, 2022

Fashion Design/Merchandising Instructor selected to receive national recognition from FCCLA. Carey Gliddon has been recognized as a 2022 Master Adviser Award recipient.

Ocean County Vocational Technical School Students Bring Home 30 Medals From NJ SkillsUSA

Ocean County Vocational Technical School Students Bring Home 30 Medals From NJ SkillsUSA

APRIL 27, 2022

Seventy-Six Ocean County Vocational Technical School (OCVTS) students competed at the New Jersey SkillsUSA Championships which took place Saturdays in April in Gloucester, Sussex and Somerset Counties, New Jersey.

MATES Class of 2018 Graduate Nominated as Outstand Senior by University of Arizona College of Science

MATES Class of 2018 Graduate Nominated as Outstand Senior by University of Arizona College of Science

APRIL 20, 2022

This spring, each department in the University of Arizona's College of Science nominated an outstanding senior who went above and beyond during their time as a Wildcat. We are pleased to share their stories as they reflect on their time at UArizona.

OCVTS NURSING STUDENTS RECOGNIZED AT TRADITIONAL CAPPING CEREMONY

OCVTS NURSING STUDENTS RECOGNIZED AT TRADITIONAL CAPPING CEREMONY

MARCH 29, 2022

Fifty-four Practical Nursing students at OCVTS recently received the traditional nurse’s cap at a ceremony recognizing the achievements and accomplishments in completing the first half of the intense and comprehensive nursing program.

NJSCA Announces 2022 Counselor Of The County Awards Recipients

NJSCA Announces 2022 Counselor Of The County Awards Recipients

MARCH 22, 2022

Jennifer Etzkorn, a school counselor from Ocean County Vocational High School, was selected as the 2022 Counselor of the County for Ocean County.

MATES Win 2022 Ocean County Mock Trial

MATES Win 2022 Ocean County Mock Trial

MARCH 9, 2022

The members of the Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science (MATES) Mock Trial team had ONE goal this year…to win the Ocean County Championship! Their focus, hard work, and dedication paid off, and after competing against eight other high school teams, they emerged victorious.

25th Annual Int’l Chefs Night Out Fantastic Food and Fundraiser for the Kids in Ocean County, New Jersey

25th Annual Int’l Chefs Night Out Fantastic Food and Fundraiser for the Kids in Ocean County, New Jersey

MARCH 8, 2022

It was a fun night of food and fundraising in Lacey Township on Monday night at the 25th Annual International Chefs Night Out. This year hosted at the beautiful Lacey Elks Lodge on Beach Avenue in Lacey.

Grunin Performing Arts Academy GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance) hosts an open mic with the theme "Love is Love"

Grunin Performing Arts Academy GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance) hosts an open mic with the theme "Love is Love"

FEB 18, 2022

Students read poems, performed songs, danced and came together as a community to share their expressions and interpretations of all forms of love.

Academy of Law & Public Safety Academy Graduates Sworn in as Class One Special Police Officers

Academy of Law & Public Safety Academy Graduates Sworn in as Class One Special Police Officers

FEB 11, 2022

ALPS graduates Joseph Turner and Brendan Kozak were sworn in as Class I Special Police Officers with the Brick Twp. Police Dept.

Career Classroom: Employment needs drive development of new career-based training programs

Career Classroom: Employment needs drive development of new career-based training programs

AUG 25, 2021

New Jersey's county vocational-technical schools continue to respond to workforce needs. One of OCVTS's heavy equipment programs grabbed the attention of enthusiastic industry partners Eosso Brothers Paving and Earle, which led to the summer employment of high schoolers.


OCVTS Students Opt for In-Person Hands-On Learning


OCVTS Students Opt for In-Person Hands-On Learning

FEB 17, 2021

Ocean County Vocational Technical School (OCVTS) and Eosso Brothers Paving, out of Farmingdale, NJ came together to provide a world-class training presentation and equipment showcase of Heavy Equipment for Ocean County students studying Heavy Equipment Operations and Auto Diesel Repair.

OCVTS Hosts Craft Advisory Meeting With a Focus on New Heavy Equipment Operator Program-only the Second in the State

OCVTS Hosts Craft Advisory Meeting With a Focus on New Heavy Equipment Operator Program-only the Second in the State

OCT 22, 2020

The Ocean County Vocational Technical School (OCVTS) proudly hosted a craft advisory meeting with its attention geared towards their New Heavy Equipment Operator (HEOP) Program on Thursday, October 22nd. The OCVTS school district shared information about the New HEOP Program, the opportunities it will provide its students, and its potential to support the industry with a pipeline of talent.

OCVTS Holds Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony for Three Full-time High School Career Academies

OCVTS Holds Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony for Three Full-time High School Career Academies

JULY 15, 2020

The Ocean County Vocational Technical School (OCVTS) proudly held commencement ceremonies for their three full-time High School Career Academies on Monday, July 6th. Students studying fields ranging from math and science to the performing arts and law enforcement were honored and received certifications at the event. The 2020 academic year posed a unique challenge to students, as the COVID-19 crisis forced OCVTS’ students and instructors to move towards remote learning in mid-March.

OCVTS Welcomes Our Paa Students and Staff to Our Brand New State of the Art Performing Arts Center at Ocean County College

OCVTS Welcomes Our Paa Students and Staff to Our Brand New State of the Art Performing Arts Center at Ocean County College

JAN 6, 2020

OCEAN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY- Ocean County Vocational Technical School Welcomes our Performing Arts Students and Staff to our Brand New State of the Art Performing Arts Center at Ocean County College

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