High school district partners with NJIT for career and technical education programs

The Freehold Regional High School District Board of Education has approved two

new agreements with the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) to provide opportunities for students involved in two of the district’s career and technical education programs.

The first agreement provides a post-secondary dual enrollment agreement for students in the district’s Web and Digital Communications career and technical education pathway program at Freehold High School, Freehold Borough, according to a press release.

The NJIT course, Information Systems 219 Advanced Website Development, will be the third course in the program of study sequence for students in the program. The course syllabus and credit value of each course are the same as those used on the NJIT campus.

While taking the college level course, students will be considered non-matriculated students. Students who successfully complete the course work receive college credits that appear on an NJIT transcript. These three credits are generally transferable to most two- and four-year colleges, according to the press release.

The second agreement approves the participation of Howell High School Engineering and Technology career and technical education pathway students in NJIT’s pre-apprenticeship MechaFORCE program in advanced manufacturing.

Students will gain exposure to future pathways within the local manufacturing industry, workforce readiness skills, classroom training, job-shadowing experiences and participation in the Build It Better NJ state competition, designed for pre-college students as a bridge experience between STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) disciplines and entrepreneurship, according to the press release.

“Partnerships like the ones with NJIT provide excellent opportunities for students to pursue their passions. These students will now have the advantage of additional preparation for their careers after high school,” FRHSD Superintendent of Schools Charles Sampson said.

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