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Share Time High School Program Accelerates College Credits

Share Time High School Program Accelerates College Credits

The Morris County Vocational School District (MCVSD) is proud to celebrate the accomplishment of Engineering, Design and Advanced Manufacturing (EDAM) alumnus, Blaine Edlefsen (‘20), who will be graduating from New Jersey Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering Technology. 

Edlefsen will be graduating with Latin Honors and is bestowed the honor of carrying the gonfalon at the convocation ceremony. He was also recently awarded the 2022 Outstanding Senior in the School of Applied Engineering and Technology at NJIT. This summer, Blaine will begin working at New Jersey Precision Technologies and will be returning to NJIT this Fall to begin his Master’s degree in Engineering Science.

cteBlaine is a 2020 Jefferson Township High School graduate who attended MCVSD’s EDAM Share Time program housed at the County College of Morris. This two-year share time program has a similar footprint as the share time trade programs at the Denville campus, however, the college programs award between 30-42 college credits while students are still enrolled in their high school, attending college for half of their school day. 

Edlefesn chose to accelerate, taking additional coursework to complete his Associates of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology at CCM while concurrently earning his high school diploma. 

“Blaine embodies what programs like EDAM endeavor to accomplish. Increasingly, high school students are prepared to explore and accelerate their chosen careers but lack the pathways to do so. EDAM provided Blaine with the opportunity to jump head first into his training as an Engineer. Blaine’s endless curiosity, combined with his willingness to take risks, leads me to believe there will be no limit to his growth and achievements,'' explains Prof. Thomas Roskop, Associate Professor of Engineering at County College of Morris and CTE Instructor of MCVSD’s EDAM Program.

The MCVSD Share Time Satellite Programs at CCM have earned national recognition in their innovative curriculum delivery and ability to meet local industry demands producing students who have multiple pathways upon high school graduation. 

The Morris County Vocational School District (www.mcvts.org) offers programs for Morris County high school students, including Career Academies, Share Time Programs, and Adult Education programs. For additional information about EDAM or other Share Time Satellite programs at CCM contact Gina DiDomenico, Student Recruitment & Community Relations Specialist at didomenicog@mcvts.org or call (973) 627-4600 ext. 277. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @MorrisCountyVSD.