The mission of the Morris County Vocational School District is to provide vocational and enrichment programs that inspire and prepare students to succeed in today’s world and pursue tomorrow’s opportunities.
We offer Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs to high school students and adult learners in Morris County. We have 30 high school programs, each with a specific career focus. Students may attend a specific CTE program for 4-years (full-time) or 2-years (share-time). Our students graduate high school with at least 40 credits of career-related education. In addition to high school credit, through practical, hands-on, and theory-based coursework, students earn certifications, college credit, and other industry-valued credentials.
2018-2019 Business Partner of the Year - Prudential
Begin the video above at 2:00 to hear from two of our former student interns at Prudential.
Since 2016, our team has partnered with Morris County School of Technology to develop future talent. We provide opportunities for high school students to come in as interns and acquire real life exposure to technologies such as Data Analytics, Data Visualization, and Automation.
I think the program can more accurately be described as an intergenerational collaboration. We deliver the opportunity for students to enhance their knowledge through actual experience in a professional environment, and we provide them with valuable insights into organizational processes, corporate culture, and IT as it is used in an enterprise setting. Meanwhile, they have helped us find new ways to get the most out of technology. Their ability to effortless comprehend software, learn quickly, and grasp the full breadth of possibilities of the digital world has resulted in the internal development of several visualization and automation solutions that otherwise would not have existed if it wasn’t for their unique perspective. Overall, we are really pleased with the program and the feedback from all involved has been largely positive.
- Paul Ambrosio, Manager, GT – ISG Technology Managed Services
Are you interested in hosting a MCVSD student for a work-based learning experience (i.e. internship)?
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Consider Partnering with Us - Host a High School Intern
We are currently seeking industry partnerships around work-based learning (WBL) for our students.
- WBL provides students with real-life work experiences where they can apply academic and technical skills and develop their employability.
- WBL placements can be paid or unpaid
- All WBL placements are approved by our Board of Education and covered under the County of Morris' Liability Insurance Program when on-site
Reasons to consider hosting an MCVSD student for WBL:
- Expand and diversify your talent pipeline
- Work with capable students to complete valuable projects that would help grow your business
- Streamline your team’s workload by engaging high school interns in your work process
- Provide an opportunity for high school seniors to learn by doing
- Each MCVSD student is enrolled in a specialized Career & Technical Education program in one of the following areas: (click on the the name of the program for more information)
What some of our partners have said:
The student was well prepared, eager to learn, very helpful taking data and contributing to engineering reports
- Jim Neville, Heller Industries
Students have been quite skillful with mobile/computer apps/software
- Arjun Agarwal, Glocon, Inc.
The student intern team was great. They were an extremely motivated team of students that brought a new and interesting perspective into our environment (please note we employed a team of students from the Academy of Math, Science and Engineering). It was unfortunate in the spring where we had to go full virtual with the project they were working on. They all handled it very well and I think we have now adjusted our work practices to better accommodate a virtual experience for the students.
- Mike Tomasco, Pfizer
The MSVSD students have been superstars and a great addition to The Barn Theatre
- Janice Schopper, The Barn Theatre
We've had a great experience working with MCVSD and the students, and now have our first intern-turned-employee part of the team! We also love the enthusiasm that the students have and we truly enjoy being part of their learning experience.
- Joanna Pomponio, BLEND Marketing Group
Our MCVSD intern was excellent, smart, charming, showed initiative, and was a self-starter. Last year was the first time we had participated in the program, and it was a very positive experience. We are happy to do it again, although COVID may mean it is not as helpful for everyone as it was last year. We are doing a lot of our work now virtually and online, and there will be much for an intern to do and learn.
- Julia Somers, New Jersey Highlands Coalition
The student was a pleasure to work with. He was inquisitive and motivated to learn.
- Lieutenant Bill Hamilton, Wharton Borough Police Department
We have truly enjoyed hosting interns and working with the MCVSD students.
- Kathleen Holmberg, Santiago Chiropractic Associates
Overall the experience has been very positive! We have found it best to have a student who really wants a future in Physical Therapy. Those students are most engaged.
- Liz Manko, The New Jersey Centers of Physical Therapy
Employer/Mentor responsibilities include:
To qualify as a “learning experience,” the work-based learning (WBL) must meet all of the regulatory requirements, laws, and codes within N.J.A.C. 12:56-18 School-to-Work Program, including the following:
- WBL mentors will complete a monthly report of the student's work. This report includes an evaluation of the student and the verification of hours worked.
- Employers/Mentors will allow the MCVSD Program Coordinator(s) to visit and observe the student at least once every ten days that the student reports to the worksite.
- If the placement is in a hazardous occupation, the SLE must be paid.
- If the WBL experience is paid, it is paid in accordance with New Jersey wage and hour regulations.
- If the WBL experience is unpaid, the student does not replace a paid employee.
- WBL must be related to an individualized work-based learning plan.
- Collaboration and planning between the worksite and school results in clearly-identified learning objectives related to the individualized work-based learning plan.
- Student must be supervised by a worksite mentor. *If hazardous, the student must have direct and close supervision of a qualified and trained worksite mentor.
- MCVSD may conduct criminal background checks on worksite mentors.
- Productive work is incidental to the student achieving the planned learning objectives.
- All parties understand that the student is not entitled to an offer of employment at the conclusion of the work-based learning experience.
- Safety instruction is given by the school and accompanied by on-the-job training provided by the business/agency.
Insurance Requirements: The SLE student is enrolled in an approved Career and Technical Education Program at the Morris County Vocational School District. The student is covered by the County of Morris’ liability insurance program while at the worksite. A letter indicating as such will be sent to the worksite after the SLE is approved by the MCVSD Board of Education.
Nondiscrimination Guidelines: The Business/Agency further understands that the worksite must be consistent with “Guidelines for Vocational Education Programs for Eliminating Discrimination and Denial of Services on the Basis of Race, Color, National Origin, Sex and Disability,” as well as with federal requirements of nondiscrimination in education programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance.
Students can participate in learning experiences in all aspects of the industry:
Planning: How an organization plans the type of ownership; the relationship of the organization to economic, political, and social contexts; goals and objectives; and assessment of needs.
Management: Structure and process for effectively accomplishing the goals and operations of the organization using facilities, staff, resources, equipment, and materials.
Finance: Accounting and financial decision-making process, method of acquiring capital to operate, management of financial operations including payroll.
Technical and Production Skills: Basic skills in math, communications, computer, time management, and critical thinking; specific skills and techniques; ways of organizing production work; interpersonal skills within the organization. The mathematical, scientific, social, and economic principles that underlie the technology.
Principles of Technology: Technological systems being used in the workplace and their contributions to the product or service of the organization.
Labor Issues: Rights of employees and related issues; wage, benefits, and working conditions.
Community Issues: Impact of the company on the community, the impact of the community on the organization.
Health, Safety, and Environment: Practices and laws affecting the employee, the surrounding community, and the environment.
Personal Work Habits: Non-technical skills and characteristics expected in the workplace.
Students are evaluated on their performance and progress related to the Career Ready Practices (CRPs)
CRP1. Act as a responsible and contributing citizen and employee.
CRP2. Apply appropriate academic and technical skills.
CRP3. Attend to personal health and financial well-being.
CRP4. Communicate clearly and effectively and with reason.
CRP5. Consider the environmental, social, and economic impacts of decisions.
CRP6. Demonstrate creativity and innovation.
CRP7. Employ valid and reliable research strategies.
CRP8. Utilize critical thinking to make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
CRP9. Model integrity, ethical leadership, and effective management.
CRP10. Plan education and career paths aligned to personal goals.
CRP11. Use technology to enhance productivity.
CRP12. Work productively in teams while using cultural global competence.
Thank you to our Industry Partners from the 2019-2020 School Year:
Academy Physical Therapy and Wellness Idea Factory at New Jersey Institute of Technology Picatinny Arsenal Alps Family Physician II-VI Advanced Materials Pinnacle Athletic Development Amanda's DanceXtensions J. Van Houten Electric Playa Bowls LLC American Ballet Theatre (Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School) Jag One Physical Therapy Pompton Plains Sunoco Animal Clinic of Morris Plains Jam Theater Company Pro Staff Physical Therapy Architekt Music Jefferson Court Prudential Insurance Athenia Mason Supply, Inc Jefferson Twp Fire Department Number 2 PSI Plumbing Ava's Cupcakes Jefferson Water Treatment Radiology Associates of Hackettstown, LLC Barks Bed & Biscuit Jewish Federation of Greater Metrowest NJ Randolph Eye Care BD Diagnostics/Becton Dickinson Company John Hill School Boonton School District Randolph Rescue Squad Betts Environmental Juba Team Realty Randolph YMCA Beyer Jeep Kevin J. Mckeever Laser Dentistry Raritan Headwaters Black River Barn Kilwins Rathaus BLEND Marketing Group Kosakowski Plumbng and Heating RiconPharma Boonton Kiwanis First Aid Squad Krank Sports Performance Riverdale Municipal Court Boro of Lincoln Park Fire Dept. Lake Hopatcong Foundation Riverview Elementary School Bressler, Amery, & Ross P.C. Lakeview Elementary School Rockaway Boro School District Brian Trematore Plumbing & Heating Lakota Wolf Preserve Rockaway Orthodontics Budd Lake First Aid and Rescue Squad Lewandowski Chiropractic Rodriguez Law Group LLC Budd Lake Transmission LGS Innovations Roxbury Township Engineering Department Canfield Avenue Elementary School Lincoln Park Police Department S+R Mechanical Inc CARES: Center for Addiction Recovery Addiction and Success Linda D'Amico's Academy of Dance Santiago Chiropractic Associates Carroll Physical Therapy Lower Hudson Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management School of Rock Montclair Cedar Crest Village Lyons McConnell, LLC Selective Electrical Contracting Celebrate the Children Manish Shah CPA Shake Shack Center for Discovery & Innovation, Hackensack Meridian Health Maplewood Pizzeria and Restaurant Sharon's Studio of Dance and Movement Code Ninjas Martha B. Day School Skylands Animal Sanctuary CodeHealth Mayo Performing Arts Center SODEXO College Plaza Pediatrics Mensch Millwork Corp. Song Orthodontics Companion Animal Hospital & Avian/Exotic Clinic Michele Van Allen Assemblies Soul Search Records Concordia Financial Group, Inc. Mo’Pweeze Bakery SportsCare Physical Therapy Condursos Garden Center Montville Physical Therapy Star Dental Care County College of Morris Morris County Chamber of Commerce Starboard Consultants Country Road Auto Morris County Democratic Committee Sussex County Administration Engineering Department Creators Workshop Art School and Studio Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority Suzi Cakes Custom Alloy Morris County Office of Health Management Sweet Expressions D& T Automotive Repair INC Morris County Superior Court Criminal Division TARA Innovations LLC Dance Academy of North Jersey Morris County Tourism Bureau Tavern 5 Dave's Auto Repair Morris Habitat for Humanity ReStore TEST Sports Clubs David Alan Caterers Morris Hills Veterinary Clinic The 53 Grill Denville Fire and Rescue Morris Minutemen The Barn Theater Diamonds by Dawn Morris Museum The Chelsea Senior Living Bald Eagle Driven Fitness and Performance Morris Pediatric Care The Growing Stage Duphiney Financial Network Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Health System The Highlands Nature Friends E W S Plumbing Mount Arlington Municipal Court The Land Conservancy of New Jersey East Dover Elementary Mount Olive Municipal Office The Maker Depot East Hanover Chiropractic Mountain Lakes Board of Education The Nature Conservancy - New Jersey Ebers Automotive Mountain View Veterinary Hospital The New Jersey Center of Physical Therapy Edel Rodriquez Studio Mountaintop Construction The Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey Eleventh Hour Rescue Mt Tabor ARTs Collaborative Thorlabs Esposito Electric National Park Service/Patterson Great Falls Total Life Chiropractic & Wellness EZ Disney Instant Impressions Travel Services New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble Tony Boulevard Service Finance Department of Parsippany Troy Hills Township New Jersey Highlands Coalition Township of Morris Fine Arts Connection New Jersey Monthly Trematore First Night Morris County NICE Systems LTD Troy Hills Center Skilled Nursing Florham Park Memorial First Aid Squad, Inc. NJ Physical Therapy Trukmann's Reprographics Freespace Dance Company (MSU - Life Hall) NJIT - John A. Reif, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Twin Boro Physical Therapy Forgione Construction NJIT Enterprise Development Centers (NESH Lab) Two Girls Media Fox Rehab NJIT-Sustainable Environmental Nanotechnology and Nanointerfaces Laboratory U.S. National Park Service Friendly Family Dental Center NJSOC United States Marine Corps Gary Weiss Nova Product Design Unity Charter School Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey Novartis Urigmed Urgent Care Glaxo SmithKline - Consumer Healthcare P3 Communications Vision Loss Alliance of New Jersey Glenwild Lake Swim Camp Panera Bread Volt Electric, LLC Glocon Parsippany Recreation Warshauer Electric Good Grief Parsippany Volunteer Ambulance Squad Wash N’ Wiggle Gottesman Academy Party City Wharton Borough Police Department Green Village Deli Pediatric Sports Care William G. Mennen Sports Arena H & H Mack Peter Crampton Plumbing Williams Sport Training HB Studio Peter M. Hestevold DBC&M, LLC Worldwide Wedding Style Heller Industries Performing Arts Academy Zest Hodes Veterinary Group Pfizer Inc. Zodiacs Athletics Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association PG Chambers School ZT Systems