Grant-Funded Program for Out-Of-School Youth Between the Ages of 18 - 24
As part of our efforts to prepare all Egg Harbor Township students (past and present!) for in-demand careers unique to New Jersey, Egg Harbor Township Schools received a NJ Department of Labor-funded grant in June to provide hands-on workforce-readiness training for junior and senior EHTHS students AND out-of-school youth up to age 24, giving participants a leg up in securing registered apprenticeships and/or lifelong employment in high-paying, high-skill careers in marine manufacturing and electronics, construction and engineering, the utility field, and jobs that require CDL Class-A licensure. If this is of interest to you, please click on the link below and fill out the Google Form by October 30, 2022: https://tinyurl.com/2p8faret
Vocational Education & Career and Technical Education
"Alone, we can do so little; Together, we can do so much!"
~ Helen Keller
Vocational and Career and Technical Education (CTE) provides Egg Harbor Township youth with hands-on technical skills training that boosts academic achievement and employability, and sets them on the fst track to college, career readiness and success. Additionally, programming offers rigorous and relevant learning opportunities that help students apply what they are learning in the classroom to the real world. For more information on Vocational and CTE programming at Egg Hargbor Township High School,
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What Are Career Academies?
Career Academies are designed to prepare students for both college and careers. They are "schools within a school" that link students with peers, teachers, community partners, and businesses in a structured environment that fosters academic success. The Career Academy Concept has three key elements:
1. A Small Learning Community (SLC)
2. A college-prep sequential curriculum with a career theme
3. An advisory board that forges partnerships with employers, higher education institutions, and the community
Academy Learning at Egg Harbor Township High School
The Academy of Law and Business (ALAB) overseen by the Director of Vocational Education and CTE, gives students the unique opportunity to pursue classes of interest in a specialized program that prepares them for 21st century college and careers while they are in high school, explore the inner workings of our legal system and the global business and financial markets, meet professionals in the field and form career goals, apply rigorous and relevant classroom learning to real-world circumstances, encourage confidence and competence.
Aviation/STREAM Academy (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts and Math) Spearheaded by the Director of Vocational Education and CTE, the Academy curriculum tracks give students an opportunity to explore three different concentrations tracks including Computer Programming, Networking and Telecommunications, and Aviation and Engineering including challenging coursework including Honors Electrical Engineering, Honors Introduction to Flight, Honors Aeronautical Knowledge, and Honors Aviation Weather. Rooted in aviation, Egg Harbor Township is home to Spirit/JetBlue Airlines at Atlantic City International Airport (ACY), the FAA William J. Hughes Federal Aviation Administration Tech Center, the NJ Air National Guard 177th Fighter Wing, United States Coast Guard Air Station/Atlantic City, and the Transportation Security Agency Federal Air Marshal National Training Center.
In order to help fill the nationwide shortage of trained pilots and to expose the next generation to exciting attainable careers in aviation, the District is committed to creating a
four-year AvSTEAM Flight and Aviation Academy, establishing a clear pathway for students to attain up to 30 dual and concurrent college credits in Aviation Studies, and setting them on the fast track to earning an Associate's Degree in Aviation Studies within one year of graduating high school. The program will not only enhance the Early College High School Model agreement initiated with Atlantic Cape Community College in 2019, but will also align with the college's Aviation Studies degree program, and incentivize students to continue their education upon graduation.
Medical Science Academy Created and managed by the district's Science Supervisor Rodney Velardi, the Medical Science Academy at Egg Harbor Township High School prepares students for postsecondary education and/or employment in the healthcare industry. Combining academic and technical curricula that is built around the career theme, programming is also enriched through rigorous and relevant hands-on training in biomedical engineering, cardiac and pulmonary rehab, physical therapy, speech and occupational therapy, emergency medicine, pediatrics, lab, maternity and pharmacy through a long-standing partnership agreement with area hospitals and doctors offices.
Communications Academy In 2016, the Communications Department Faculty spearheaded the creation of the Communications Academy to add to Egg Harbor Township High School's already-booming small learning community Academy model programs. The CommAcademy is a unique four-year elective route that prepares students higher education followed by 21st Century careers in Broadcast Journalism, Newswriting, Multi-Media Production, Screenwriting, and Film Production. Programming also includes the opportunity for students to earn dual credits with Stockton University.
Career EducationVocational Education & Career and Technical Ed Office Contacts
Carmelita Graham, Ed.D.
Director of Vocational Education & Career and Technical Education
Beverly Wilson, M.A.
EHTHS PACE Program Instructor
(609)653-0100 ext. 4681us
Donna Vassallo, M.S.
PACE Program Coordinator
Vocational & Community Education Coordinator
(609) 646-8441 x1017
Egg Harbor Township School District Administrative Offices
13 Swift Drive
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234