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    Page Title| Happenings News Stories  2018



    May 23, 2018

    OCVTS CELEBRATES THE FOUR YEAR JOURNEY FOR APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING STUDENTS
    Jean Sullivian, May 23, 2018

    Glen Speidel, of Brick, was recognized by the Ocean County Foundation for Vocational Technical Education, for his outstanding commitment and hard work as an Apprenticeship Electricity student over the past four years. OCVTS Assistant Superintendent Nancy Weber-Loeffert presented Mr. Speidel with his award at the recent Apprenticeship Ceremony.
    Glen Speidel, of Brick, was recognized by the Ocean County Foundation for Vocational Technical Education, for his outstanding commitment and hard work as an Apprenticeship Electricity student over the past four years. OCVTS Assistant Superintendent Nancy Weber-Loeffert presented Mr. Speidel with his award at the recent Apprenticeship Ceremony.  


     

    OCEAN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY -The Ocean County Vocational Technical School’s Apprenticeship Trades Certificate Awards Ceremony recognizes the hard work of tradespeople who complete the rigorous four year apprenticeship training programs. The OCVTS apprenticeship programs require students to attend 576 hours of trade-related classroom instruction while logging 8,000 hours of on-the-job training with an employer who sponsors the student, over the course of four years.

    The ceremony, held at Mancini Hall at the Ocean County Library, Toms River and led by OCVTS Adult Education Principal and Apprenticeship Coordinator Mary Beatty-Sharisky, celebrated the completion of apprenticeship training for students in the Electricity; Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC-R); Plumbing; Automotive Mechanic and Maintenance Mechanic programs. The graduates received certificates of completion from Ocean County Vocational Technical School. Some of the graduates have attained registered apprentice status through the United States Department of Labor.

    Several students were recognized for their outstanding academics as well as on-the-job performance. On behalf of the Ocean County Foundation for Vocational Technical Education, OCVTS Assistant Superintendent Nancy Weber-Loeffert presented Outstanding Student Awards to: Maintenance Mechanic graduate Andrew Crawford, of Brick; HVAC-R graduate Michael Peter, Jr., of Manahawkin; Automotive Mechanic graduate Michael DeCrescenzo, of Lanoka Harbor; and Plumbing Graduate Gregory Frachette, of Manahawkin.

    Electricity graduate Glenn Spiedel of Brick, received an Outstanding Student Award from the Foundation as well as the ‘Vocational Educational Commitment Award’, in honor of Bruce B. Beatty, Professional Engineer, presented to him by Ocean County Freeholder and OCVTS Liaison Joseph H . Vicari. Plumbing Graduate Kevin Koehler, of Forked River, received honors for Perfect Attendance throughout the four year program, sponsored by Sidney Finkelstein, P.A. HVAC-R graduate Al Raimi, of Woodbridge, received the Striving for Success Outstanding Student Award, also sponsored by Sidney Finkelstein, P.A.

    In attendance for the ceremony were Ocean County Chosen Freeholder and OCVTS Liaison Joseph H. Vicari; OCVTS Assistant Superintendent Nancy Weber-Loeffert; OCVTS Board of Education Vice President Stephen Scaturro; Ocean County Workforce Development Council Representative David Leonard and Ocean County Department of Human Services Program Coordinator Cheryl Meyer.


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