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Morris County Vocational School District Recognizes Joyce Honda as Business Partner of the Year

The Morris County Vocational School District (MCVSD) is honored to announce the 2023 Business Partner of the Year to Joyce Honda. The annual award showcases the vital support companies and professionals provide for students.

This accolade reflects the outstanding collaboration between MCVSD and Joyce Honda, a partnership that has greatly contributed to the success and growth of career and technical education over the span of 15 years. Joyce Honda’s commitment to fostering educational opportunities and supporting the development of the future workforce has been exemplary.

“The Business Partner of the Year Award is a testament to Joyce Honda’s dedication to the local community,” said Scott Shaw, MCVSD’s Director of CTE. “By serving on MCVSD’s advisory council, providing work-based learning opportunities, and hiring students, Joyce Honda has played a pivotal role in preparing students for careers in the automotive industry.”

“We are honored to receive the Business Partner of the Year award from the Morris County Vocational School District,” said Tom Stark, Vice President for Joyce Honda. “The benefit of our partnership with MCVSD is mutual for the school, the student and Joyce Honda. It’s a wonderful opportunity for us to recruit aspiring technicians. By giving students an opportunity to not only work on cars, but to understand the responsibility that comes along with the quality of their work, being held responsible to maintain a schedule and understanding that the automotive world is a bounty of opportunities.”

MCVSD extends its congratulations to Joyce Honda on this well-deserved recognition.

Moris County Vocational School District Automotive Service Share Time Program and Joyce Honda             Photo credit: Linda Stark, Stark Studios


Pictured left to right: Jake Barton, MCVSD auto student; Daniel Valencia, MCVSD auto student; Ed Netherland, MCVSD Auto Teacher; Erik Matos, Joyce Honda Service Manager; Tom Stark, Joyce Honda GM, Vice President; Larry Swanson, Joyce Honda GM, Vice President; Scott Shaw, MCVSD Director of CTE; Eric Zacatenco, Joyce Honda Service Manager; Paul Mason, Joyce Honda Parts & Service Director; Dave Oplinger. MCVSD auto alumni and current Joyce Honda technician.

Joyce Honda, a leading automotive dealership located in Denville, provides exceptional service and high-quality vehicles to its customers. In addition to its commitment to automotive excellence, Joyce Honda fosters community initiatives and partnerships that support education and workforce development.

Morris County Vocational School District offers a wide range of career and technical education programs that inspire and prepare students to succeed in today’s world and pursue tomorrow’s opportunities.  Programs range from auto service and construction trades to healthcare sciences, performing arts and cybersecurity. The high school offers full-time academies and share-time programs on its Denville campus at the Morris County School of Technology.  In addition, through collaboration with local school districts and the County College of Morris, the district offers full-time academies and share-time programs established at off-site satellite locations. To learn more about full-time academies and share-time high school programs, visit or call 973-627-4600 ext. 277.