Career and Technical Education

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Dr. Juanita Sifflet
Director CTE


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Elizabeth Koumis Nadia Jones
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 Management Assistant

Henry Snyder High School Fashion Project




New Jersey FCCLA State Leadership Conference




FCCLA Bronze Medal Winner 

Fashion Runway - Sportswear Spring 2022 

Sara Ramrup, an honor student at Snyder High School, has been in the Fashion Program for three years. This year, she increased her Fashion Design & Construction skills by learning the Art of Patternmaking and Draping. She designed and constructed a cotton printed floral dress with intricate details. Sara received a Bronze Medal for her creation at the NJ FCCLA State Conference for the second year in a row. Her positive attitude and determination have enabled Sara to reach her goals, resulting in great accomplishments. 




On Thursday, March 24, 2022, Culinary students from Lincoln High School competed in the New Jersey FCCLA State Leadership Conference in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.  Students participated in the areas of Cake Decorating, Art of Garde Manger, and Luncheon Menu Showcase. Students put in many hours of practice, and due to their hard work, all students from Lincoln High School came home with a medal!  

Congratulations to the students for their hard work. 

Art of Garde Manger - Saadiq Hollie (1st Silver), Dulce Gill (3rd Silver)

Cake Decorating - Azhani Best (1st Gold), Gladys Skipper (2nd Silver), Alexis Kiely (3rd Silver), Kanajia Timberlake (Bronze)

Luncheon Menu Showcase - Quran Culver (1st Gold), Jhayzelle San Jose (2nd Silver), Anthony Aquije (3rd Silver) Julius Capo (Silver)


In CTE News!

Henry Snyder High School Fashion Project

Working Papers Information
Please utilize these working paper documents for the most current information. 
It includes important dates and how to submit the documentation remotely. 

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, Automotive, JROTC (Air force) and Applied Technology
James J. Ferris High School (FHS)
  • Hospitality & Tourism (NAF Academy*), Supply Chain Management, Marketing, Finance (NAF Academy*), Management
 Abraham Lincoln High School (LHS)
  • Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, JROTC (Army)
Henry Snyder High School (SHS)
  • Graphic Arts, Fashion Design, and BEST Videography-District Wide Program

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.



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.


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:



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.



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.



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


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 the 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
Career Industry Clusters Common Career Technical Core NJ Student Learning Standards
cte 11 cte 4 NJSLS
CTE Programs Structured Learning Experiences 21st Century Life & Careers NJ Career Connections
cte 3 cte 5 cte 6 cyte 7
NJ Career Assistance Navigator USDOE
Association for Career and
Technical Education
NAF Academy at
Dickinson High School 
cte 8 cte 9 cte 10 naf dhs





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



My student is going to get a job in New York City. Does he/she need working papers to apply for a job?



Does a parent need to sign the work permit application?


  • The minor’s parent or guardian will sign and date after the employment section has been completed authorizing the employment of their student.


Where does my child go to get working papers?


  • Your student must obtain working papers for their comprehensive high school.

My child attends a private or charter school. How do they get working papers?


  • Each private and charter school has a designated person, usually a guidance counselor responsible for processing your student’s work permit.

What if my student is home-schooled or out of high school?



Does my student need a physical to have their working papers processed?


  • Yes

What type of documents must a student have to get their working papers processed?


  • Your student needs to present any one of the following documents as proof of age: Birth Certificate, Baptismal Record OR Passport

        ** A social security card must also be presented.


Does my student need a new set of working papers if they change jobs?


  • Yes, a new work permit is needed for each job the student may have.

My student is going to get a job in New York City. Do they still need a set of working papers?


  • Your student must obtain a New York City Employment Certificate. The information is available on this site.

When school is closed for the summer, where does my student go to get working papers?


  • Summer working paper information is available on this site.


NJ Department of Labor




 As of January 2022, the minimum wage has increased to $13.00 per hour.


  • 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.



  • 14 & 15-Year-Olds
  • No more than 3 hours a day on a school day
  • No more than 18 hours a week during a school week
  • May not work before 7:00 am or after 7:00 pm during the school year
  • 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
  • No more than 8 hours a day
  • No more than 40 hours a week
  • May not work before 6:00 am or after 11:00 pm
  • 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
  • No more than 6 consecutive days
  • May not work more than 5 continuous hours without at least a 30-minute meal break






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


2. 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.


3.  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.


4. 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.


5. 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


6. SECTION E: Must be completed by the school the minor attends.


7. SECTION F: 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 F. 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 F 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.