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    Page Title| Happenings News Stories  2015


    October 30, 2015

    Ocean County Vocational Technical School Student Receives MODC Scholarship
    Jean Sullivian, October 30, 2015

    Albertina practices her skills on the construction site.

    OCEAN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY OCVTS New Home Construction student, Albertina Brea has been recognized as the Monmouth Ocean Development Council Education Foundation 2015 scholarship recipient. The five hundred dollar scholarship donated by Paul Barlo & Associates, Architects, of Brick, New Jersey is given each year to an Ocean County Vocational Technical School student pursuing a career path in architecture, engineering or building construction.

    Ms. Brea explained that while she has always been interested in construction she felt she needed extensive training in order to be more confident in her work. She commented, ‘I feel that I this course will provide me with the detailed information and hands-on experiences needed to take me to the next level, to pursue my passion of designing, building and renovating homes as a career. New Home Construction will set the stage for me to follow my dream! I am very grateful to have received this scholarship from Paul Barlow of Barlow & Associates.

    Ms. Brea, second from left in the group photo, along with several other scholarship recipients, received the award at the October MODC Scholarship Recognition Luncheon held at The Mill at Spring Lake Heights.

    The OCVTS New Home Construction Program is a 10-month accelerated construction trades training program for adult students.. The students received training in: extensive safety training, use of hand and power tools, blueprint reading, layout, industry-related mathematics, skills in framing, roofing, sheathing, siding, door and window installation, staircases, drywall installation, insulation, trim work, ceilings and floors. Students also received the 10-hour OSHA Hazard Recognition Training Program as well as CPR AED First Aid training. The New Home Construction Program provides a unique approach to real-world experience and hands-on skills as students build an actual home through partnerships with local social services agencies.

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