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Scarpa Foundation Donates $1 Million to CCTEC

The John F. Scarpa Foundation donates $1 million to the Cumberland County Technical Education Center Foundation. In recognition of the gift, the school will be renamed The John F. Scarpa Technical Education Center of Cumberland County.

“The leaders of Cumberland County along with the Cumberland County Board of Vocational Education and its Foundation Board have placed a tremendous opportunity and challenge in front of this community,” said John F. Scarpa, Vineland native and founder of the Scarpa Foundation. “With the completion of CCTEC, Cumberland County has an exciting new educational option beyond anything seen in the region. This donation helps to make the most of this opportunity.”

“Businesses in Cumberland County need a skilled and educated workforce,” said Joseph Derella, Cumberland County Freeholder Director. “The completion of CCTEC was a huge step in preparing our students to meet the demand. And Mr. Scarpa’s donation now gives us much more power to help our youth succeed so they can come back and grow Cumberland County.”

“We are thrilled and honored by Mr. Scarpa’s generous donation,” said Daniel G. Vivarelli Sr., Board President of the Cumberland County Board of Vocational Education. “Having a benefactor like Mr. Scarpa will enable countless students from Cumberland County to pursue and achieve their dreams and enable CCTEC to provide Specialized Studies for Tomorrow’s World.”

The funds from the Scarpa Foundation’s donation will be specifically directed to:

  • Provide college scholarships for ongoing educational opportunities for qualified youths to develop skills to better themselves and the community in which they live.
  • Provide ongoing support for the expansion of CCTEC’s programs.
  • Provide CCTEC with the recognition and respect for their many accomplishments on behalf of the region.

Encourage others in Cumberland County to support CCTEC through the creation of a Development Plan to raise several millions of dollars for scholarships in coordination with the CCTEC Foundation Board by offering premium naming opportunities throughout the facility.

The John F. Scarpa Foundation was created by John F. Scarpa, a native of Cumberland County and a successful, self-made entrepreneur. Mr. Scarpa’s parents, Frank and Edith, taught him to pay it forward so that each generation has the opportunity to grow, realize their dreams, provide for their family and become a vital part of their community. The John F. Scarpa Foundation supports numerous organizations in Cumberland County and beyond, including The Frank and Edith Scarpa Cancer Pavilion at Inspira Medical Center Vineland, The Edith Favretto Scarpa Arts and Sciences Building at St. Augustine’s Preparatory Academy and The John F. Scarpa Center for Law and Entrepreneurship at Villanova University.

The new 200,000-square-foot Cumberland County Technical Education Center is a complete reinvention of the vocational/technical school model. CCTEC offers full high school and shared-time curriculums. Qualified eighth-graders in Cumberland County will be accepted into specialized studies in Automotive Technology, Construction Trades, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Engineering Technology, Health Science and Medicine, Information Technology, Law Enforcement, Studio Production and Broadcasting, and Welding.

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