Career and Technical Education

 
CTE
 
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Jason Bing Dr. Juanita Sifflet
 Executive Director CTE Director CTE
201-915-6174 201-915-6173
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Elizabeth Koumis Nadia Jones
Job Placement Coordinator Job Placement Coordinator
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Why CTE?

 

Jersey City has a vibrant economy with an array of promising career opportunities for its citizens. In order to take advantage of these opportunities, our public school students must be aware of the occupations that exist, and earn the requisite secondary and post secondary credentials necessary to compete for them. Career and Technical Education (CTE) in the Jersey City Public Schools serves as a pipeline that connects students to post secondary education and opportunities for a successful career.

 

Curriculum Overview

Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs are a sequence of courses that fully develop the academic and career and technical skills of secondary students by assisting them in meeting high standards, integrating academic and career and technical instruction, linking secondary and post-secondary education, and providing students with the knowledge and skills to keep them competitive in a global society.

 

 William L. Dickinson High School (DHS) 
  • Information Technology (NAF Academy*), Robotics, Green Construction, Landscaping, Automotive, JROTC (Air force)
 
James J. Ferris High School (FHS)
  • Hospitality & Tourism (NAF Academy*), Logistics, Marketing, Finance (NAF Academy*), Management
 
 Abraham Lincoln High School (LHS)
  • Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, JROTC (Army)
 
Henry Snyder High School (SHS)
  • Graphic Arts, Fashion Design, Broadcast Electronic Story Telling (BEST Videography)

 

Course Offerings


Students who complete career and technical education programs are better prepared to make informed college and career decisions thanks to the real-world experiences they have in high school. Students enrolled in CTE programs have a higher graduation rate in high school and success in college. 


Students Who Graduate from Career and Technical Education Programs May Choose to:

  • continue at a college or university;
  • go directly into the workforce;
  • select technical training programs, apprenticeships, or schools that specialize in their chosen field of interest; or
  • some combination of all of the above.

William L. Dickinson 

The following pathways include 3 to 4 courses that are taken concurrently with courses required to fulfill graduation requirements:

Dickinson High School 

Applied Technology

Uses problem solving and analytical approaches through the study of architecture, robotics, and engineering.

 

Automotive

Provides a hands-on experience concerning the interrelated functions of the various systems of the automobile.

 

Green Construction/House Renovation

Introduces students to the practice of building structures using environmentally responsible materials and products that use less energy, conserve resources, and are safer for the workers and occupants.

 

Information Technology

Uses problem solving and analytical approaches through the study of web design, digital video production, computer business applications, and principles of information technology.

 

Landscaping and Design

Provides students with instruction in the aspects of landscaping, which includes safety, plant identification, analysis and design of the landscape site, turf installation, and much more.

 

The United States Air Force JROTC

Fosters leadership and academic achievement through the study of government and military science.

 

James J. Ferris

The following pathways include 3 to 4 courses that are taken concurrently with courses required to fulfill graduation requirements:

 

Finance

Under the sponsorship of the National Academy Foundation, the program prepares students with skills needed for the highly competitive financial services industry in the 21st century. Students take rigorous courses that help them develop workplace readiness skills, professionalism and independence.

 

Supply Chain Management

Prepares students with the skills needed to succeed in the field of inventory management, transportation operations, IT applications, and warehousing.

 

Hospitality and Tourism

Under the sponsorship of the National Academy Foundation, the program assists students in mastering the skills needed to be successful in the competitive field of travel and tourism.

 

Management

Allows students to develop an understanding of business organizations and provides subject-specific knowledge in areas such as customers, operations, communication, business policy and strategy and information technology.

 

Marketing

Avails students the opportunity to focus on their studies on the fundamental principles of marketing while exploring product development, pricing strategies, advertising, product distribution, and market research.

 

Abraham Lincoln

The following pathways include 3 to 4 courses that are taken concurrently with courses required to fulfill graduation requirements:

Lincoln High School

Cosmetology

Grants students a pathway to obtain cosmetology license entrepreneurship and global employability.

Prepares students with the theoretical and clinical information about hair, skin, and nails required for the State Board Examination in Cosmetology.

 

Culinary Arts 

Gives students access to earn college credits while still in high school.

Provides students with a challenging and diverse curriculum in cooking, baking, nutrition, and restaurant management training.

 

Criminal Justice and Public Safety

Provides students the opportunity to improve their communication, thinking, research, leadership, and team building skills. This is accomplished through participation in a strong academic curriculum centered on the study of law-related fields. Students interested in careers in forensic science, law enforcement, firefighting, politics, journalism, and criminology generally excel in this SLC.

 

The United States Army

Fosters leadership and academic achievement through the study of history, governments, technology, and current events. Extra-curricular activities such as the drill team and color guard build confidence and heighten motivation.

 

Henry Snyder

The following pathways include 3 to 4 courses that are taken concurrently with courses required to fulfill graduation requirements:

 

Fashion Design

Provides students with the opportunity to research current designer fashion collections and industry trends while learning how to sketch their own design ideas on paper and illustrating them on the computer. Students learn fabrics, embellishments, and special techniques within the industry. Students participate in an annual fashion show and a statewide fashion design competition (FCCLA).

 

Graphic and Commercial Design

Teaches students how to use programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe illustrator, Adobe Flash, and Adobe Design. Students participate in an end-of-year show and create portfolios for college and job interview opportunities.

 

Television Broadcast, BEST Program

Provides students with the ability to learn basics in television production, camera use and shot development. Students work directly with JCETV cable station to film, edit, and create their own news stories. Internships at JCETV and exposure to film, district and city events are available.

District Programs

  • Cooperative Education Employment
  • Apprenticeships/Internships
  • Job shadowing
  • Career workshops
  • Field trips to industries
  • Extracurricular clubs
  • Competitions-local and national
  • Public speaking
  • Resume building
  • Career/College coaching

Student Opportunities 

  • Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)
  • Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) 
  • RIP the Runway Fashion Show
  • Cosmetology Clinic
  • Clothing Alterations 
  • Holz Technik Dual Education Program
  • Lion’s Den Cafe
  • School Stores
  • Community Outreach
  • NJ Manufacturing Extension Project
  • Junior Police Academy
Resources
 
 
Career Readiness Poster
Career Industry Clusters Common Career Technical Core NJ Student Learning Standards
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CTE Programs Structured Learning Experiences 21st Century Life & Careers NJ Career Connections
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NJ Career Assistance Navigator USDOE
Association for Career and
Technical Education
NAF Academy at
Dickinson High School 
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Working Papers

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR OBTAINING A NEW JERSEY WORK PERMIT

A New Jersey work permit is required if a minor plans on working for an employer in the state of New Jersey.

Any minor (14 up to 18 years of age) is required to have a completed Work Permit on file with the employer before they begin work.  

A minor cannot apply for a Work Permit until they have received a job offer. This is because the application for a Work Permit requires details from the employer, including the proposed occupation, work description, hours of employments and wages. When the permit is issued it will allow the minor to perform certain and specific duties for a particular employer. If the minor changes jobs, a new work permit must be obtained. The work permit does not expire; however, it is not transferable to another employer or another job with the same employer. The validated work permit, with the Issuing Officer’s signature must be in the employer’s possession before the minor is permitted to work. 


To obtain the employment certificate, the minor should follow the process below:

  1.     The minor should first seek a job. Once they find an employer who is willing to hire them, they should get the form titled “A300 employment certification form” which can  be found HERE or minor can also access a copy of this from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development

https://www.nj.gov/labor/forms_pdfs/wagehour/A300.pdf

 

  1.     SECTION A: The minor will complete Section A, which asks for their personal information, to include: social security number, date of birth and gender. The minor’s parent or guardian will sign and date after the employment section has been completed authorizing the employment of their student.
  1.     SECTION B: The minor will take the form to the employer who has offered to hire them. The employer will complete Section B, which includes the following information:

 

  • The trade name and address of the business
  • The full name and telephone number of the contact person
  • The student’s job/title or the job duties
  • Approximately the hours and days your student will work
  • The rate of pay

 The employer will sign where it states “Signature of Employer” and provide date of signature.

 

  1.     SECTION C: This section is to be filled out by a PHYSICIAN. The doctor must provide the date of the physical (within one year), indicate if the minor has any restrictions, sign, date and provide a stamp address. If a minor has a sports physical on file, the school nurse may complete and date this section.

  1.     SECTION D: When sections A, B, and C are properly completed, the minor must return the form to the Issuing Officer. The minor must provide an approved document showing PROOF OF AGE and their SOCIAL SECURITY CARD.

 

PROOF OF AGE-one of the following must be provided:

  •     Birth Certificate
  •     Baptismal Certificate
  •     Passport or Passport Card
  •     Driver’s License
  •     Permanent Resident/Alien Registration Card

 

  1.     SECTION E: Must be completed by the school the minor attends.
 
  1.     SECTION G: To be completed by the Issuing Office. The minor must sign on the “Signature of Minor” line at the bottom of the form under Section G. This CANNOT be signed until all other sections are completed and must be signed in front of the Issuing Officer.

The minor will be given the original copy to return to the employer once the issuing officer has completed section G and has assigned a Certificate Number.

 

Once the employer receives the Work Permit, the minor may begin to work. The employer must keep the employment certificate on file.

WORKING PAPERS CANNOT BE SIGNED BY THE ISSUING OFFICER UNLESS ALL SECTIONS ARE COMPLETED, ALL REQUIRED SIGNATURES LINES ARE SIGNED, AND ALL DOCUMENTATION IS PROVIDED!

NJ Department of Labor 


MINIMUM WAGE IN NEW JERSEY 

 

As of July 1, 2019, the New Jersey minimum wage has increased to $10.00 per hour. In January 2020, the minimum wage will increase to $11.00     

 

A minor is entitled to a minimum wage in the following industries:

  • Retail/mercantile
  • Food service (restaurant)
  • Hotel/motel
  • Beauty culture
  • Laundry/cleaning/dyeing
  • Light manufacturing apparel
  • First processing of farm products

Certain places are not required to pay minimum wage. Some examples are nursing homes, boardwalk and other seasonal amusements, summer camps, professional offices, and libraries. However, jobs related to food service in any of those places must pay the minimum wage. For example, an office worker in a nursing home can be paid less than the minimum wage, however, a dining room waitress in the nursing home must be paid minimum wage. Some types of prohibited work are allowed under the Cooperative Education Experience (CEE). These programs are supervised by school educators, and students receiving training in the occupational area and in relevant health and safety matters. through the school. Employees can contact a local high school or county vocational school to obtain information on these programs.

HOURS OF WORK

  •     14 & 15 Year Olds

o    No more than 3 hours a day on a school day

o   No more than 18 hours a week during a school week

o   May not work before 7:00 am or after 7:00 pm during the school year

o   Summer vacation: may work up to 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week, and may work up to 9:00 pm with written parental permission (which must be on file with the employer)

  •     16 & 17 Year Olds

o   No more than 8 hours a day

o   No more than 40 hours a week

o   May not work before 6:00 am or after 11:00 pm

o   Exception: may work after 11:00 pm (up to 3 am provided work begins before 11 pm) during regular school vacation and when there is no school the next day with written parental permission (which must be on file with the employer)

 

  • All Minors

o   No more than 6 consecutive days

o   May not work more than 5 continuous hours without at least a 30-minute meal break

School-Sponsored Cooperative Education Experiences, Apprenticeships and Paid Structured Learning Experiences - Training site experiences may not exceed five hours on any day that school is in session nor may the combination of school and work exceed eight hours on any day that school is in session.

PROHIBITED WORK

Certain potentially hazardous jobs are prohibited for minors based on the age of the minor. Some of the prohibited jobs and activities are listed below. Consult the New Jersey Child Labor Laws and Regulations for a complete list of prohibited occupations. The laws and regulations are available at www.nj.gov/labor (click on Wage & Hour).

  • Prohibited Work – Under 16 Years Old

o   May not use power-driven machinery, including power tools, power lawn mowers, power woodworking, and metal working tools

o   May not use conveyers. However, minors age 15 may work as cashiers or baggers.

o   Note: must be 16 to operate power lawn mower or golf cart.

  • Prohibited Work – Under 18 Years Old

o   May not work in construction (or do any work within 30 feet of construction operations)

o   May not operate hoisting apparatus, including forklifts

o   May not service wheels (for changing tires)

o   May not work at establishments where alcoholic liquors are distilled, rectified, compounded, brewed, manufactured, bottled, or sold for consumption on the premises

o   Minors 16 years of age may work in public bowling alleys as pin-setters, lane attendants, or busboys, and in restaurants, executive offices, maintenance departments, or pool and beach areas of a hotel as long as they do not prepare, sell, or serve alcoholic beverages

o   Minors at least 14 years of age may work as golf caddies and pool attendants

o   May not slaughter animals; or pack, process, or render meat; or operate a deli or other slicing machines

o   May not use dough brakes or mixing machines in bakeries or cracker machinery

o   May not use compactors (but may use residential type)

The above is only a partial list of prohibited work. Consult the New Jersey Child Labor Laws and Regulations for a complete list. The laws and regulations are available at www.nj.gov/labor (click on Wage & Hour).

 

Some types of prohibited work are allowed under the Cooperative Education Experience (CEE).

These programs are supervised by school educators, and students receive training in the

occupational area and in relevant health and safety matters through the school. Employers can

contact a local high school or county vocational school to obtain information on these programs.