BISCARDI IS NAMED SCHOOL’S SUCCESSFUL GRADUATE
Jean Sullivian, 2005
EAST BRUNSWICK- John Biscardi, an automotive technology instructor at the Jackson Center of the Ocean County Vocational Technical School (OCVTS), received the Successful Graduate Recognition Award by the New Jersey Council of County Vocational Schools. The award was presented during a recent dinner at the East Brunswick Chateau.
Biscardi, of Little Egg Harbor Township, graduated from the OCVTS Waretown Center in 1986. After service in the Naval Reserve, Biscardi, worked with Pine Belt Nissan-Cadillac Automotive, Toms River, for 14 years. At the same time, he earned an associate degree at Ocean County College. He later
completed requirements for a Bachelor of Arts degree in social studies and certification in elementary education from Thomas Edison College.
In 2001, Biscardi joined OCVTS as an instructor after his initial teaching experience at Perth Amboy High School.
The teacher was nominated for the award by Jackson Center Principal Karen Homiek who credited Biscardi with enhancing his program.
“The Automotive Technology program flourished under his direction,’’ said Homiek.
“It was because of his dedication to education, enthusiasm for his subject and respect for his students,” she added.
Each year, the New Jersey Council of County Vocational Technical Schools recognizes an outstanding graduate from each of New Jersey’s 21 counties.
The council is the statewide association of school board members and superintendents representing the state’s vocational and technical schools. Enrolling 64,000 high school ands adult students, the county vocational technical schools are New Jersey’s primary delivery system for occupational vocation and technical education.