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    Page Title| Happenings News Stories  2013

     

    September 26, 2013

    Ocean County Vocational Technical School and Habitat for Humanity – Working Together, Building a Better Tomorrow
    Jean Sullivian, September 26, 2013

    Ocean County Vocational Technical School (OCVTS) and Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity held a Groundbreaking Ceremony for a new home construction in Berkeley Township.
     

    OCEAN COUNTY, Ocean County Vocational Technical School (OCVTS) and Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity held a Groundbreaking Ceremony for a new home construction in Berkeley Township.

    In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, organizations throughout Ocean County came together to provide assistance to the many residents and business owners in dire need. As a result of these efforts a partnership was formed by Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity and Ocean County Vocational Technical School. Habitat for Humanity saw a shift in the focus of their mission from building new dwellings to repairing existing homes. There was a need for a workforce to help with their new construction objectives. OCVTS recognized an urgent need for skilled construction workers who would help rebuild our communities.


    A special thanks to our supporters

    Working together, the OCVTS New Home Construction Program was developed. This 10-month accelerated construction trades training program for adult students provides real-world experience and hands-on skills. The students, under rigorous supervision, are building a 2-story house for a family selected by Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity. The Groundbreaking Ceremony marked a milestone in the developing partnership between OCVTS and Habitat for Humanity. The ceremony was a celebration to recognize the selected Habitat family who will ultimately live in the home; to thank the many donors who have contributed to the construction project as well as funding the development of the New Home Construction Program and to unite individuals, organizations and the community as Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity continues its mission.

    OCVTS and Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity Groundbreaking Ceremon.
     

    Frank Folinus, Director of Adult Education at OCVTS commented, "This extraordinary partnership between OCVTS, Habitat for Humanity and our donors will have a lasting impact by helping this family, by giving our students skills for a lifetime and by improving the community" Among those in attendance were Ocean County Freeholder Joseph Vicari, Berkeley Township Mayor Carmen Amato, Ocean County Vocational Technical School's Board of Education President Nina Anuario as well as Board members Stephen Scaturro, Ronald Rosetto and Maureen Stankowitz.

















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