Workforce Development

Cumberland High School Partners with SJ Technical Training Center and US DOL

Cumberland Regional High School in Elmer has entered into a partnership with SJ Technical Training Center and the U.S. Department of Labor, aimed at providing high school students with valuable pre-apprenticeship credentials in conjunction with their year-one apprenticeship hours in Electrical or HVAC. Cumberland Regional High School is joined by neighboring school, Bridgeton High School in the venture.

This partnership will enable high school students to gain hands-on experience and industry-recognized credentials through pre-apprenticeship programs offered by SJ Technical Training Center,.

Key features of the partnership include:

  1. Industry-Recognized Credentials: The collaboration will provide students with the opportunity to earn industry-recognized credentials endorsed by the U.S. Department of Labor. These credentials will enhance their employability and position them for success in the workforce.
  2. Hands-On Learning Experiences: Through practical training and apprenticeship opportunities facilitated by SJ Technical Training Center, students will gain valuable hands-on experience, bridging the gap between classroom learning and real-world application.
  3. Career Pathway Development: The partnership aims to foster the development of clear career pathways for students, empowering them to make informed decisions about their futures and ensuring they are well-prepared for the demands of the modern workforce.

Carl Dolente, superintendent of Cumberland Regional School District, expressed enthusiasm about the collaboration, stating, “This partnership aligns with our commitment to providing students with connections to empower every student to be successful and fulfill their dreams. By joining forces with SJ Technical Training Center and the U.S. Department of Labor, we are opening doors for our students and preparing them for success in high-demand industries.”

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