TECH TALKOCEAN COUNTY VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL SCHOOLWHAT’S NEW?Mrs. Weber-Loeffert Honored.2MATES Student Recognized.3OCVTS Hosts 3M Training Program.3Marine Trades Training Seminar. 3Chef ’s Night Out 2018. 4MARCH/APRIL 2018Stepping Stones.4-5Practical Nursing students celebrate after receiving their caps atthe annual ceremony.OCVTS HOLDS NURSE CAPPING CEREMONYOcean County Vocational Technical School (OCVTS) recognized sixty-one Practical Nursing students for their completion of over 868 hours of training in the first half of the comprehensive nursing program. Each student received thetraditional nurse’s cap from their instructors at the ceremony.The students are scheduled to complete their training in July. Upon successful completion of the program studentswill be prepared to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) to be certified as a Licensed PracticalNurse. A practical nurse is trained to care for acute, sub-acute, convalescent and chronically ill patients under the directionof a registered nurse and/or licensed physician.The OCVTS Practical Nursing Program was the first program offered at OCVTS and began in 1959. It is approved by theNew Jersey Board of Nursing and the Department of Education. The program, located at the OCVTS Toms River Center, hasa very competitive admissions process and class sizes are limited. It is the largest vocational technical-based nursing programin New Jersey.Forty percent of the program is devoted to classroom theory and laboratory. The remaining time is devoted to clinicalexperience, a vital part of training. OCVTS has established agreements with over a dozen local hospitals and health carefacilities which provide valuable opportunities for students to gain experience and apply classroom theory. The clinicalrotations also provide networking opportunities for employment after graduation.If your plan doesn’t work, change the plan, never the goal. Anonymous

OCVTS ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENTNANCY WEBER-LOEFFERT HONORED BYGIRL SCOUTS OF THE JERSEY SHOREOcean County Vocational Technical School’s Assistant Superintendent Nancy Weber-Loeffert was selectedas a 2018 Woman of Distinction by the Girls Scouts of theJersey Shore. The honor is bestowed upon individuals andorganizations for their commitment to their communitiesand the positive role they play in making a better world.Mrs. Weber-Loeffert was one of eight recipients recognized at the Annual Gala at the Eagle Oaks Country Clubin Farmingdale, New Jersey.In Mrs. Weber-Loeffert’s own words, “Success in life isthe result of hard work and dedication. It is accomplishments and feelings of success that keeps us focus and motivated. For me, it is the hands on approach to educationthat makes learning fun and meaningful. I knew, shortlyafter working in the Vocational Technical School that Ihad found a home where learning was fun, meaningful,yet friendly and warm. That was and still is the winningticket for students and staff alike.I started my career working with severely handicappedindividuals. I could sense their joy as they accomplishedsimple tasks. One person’s small accomplishment couldbe another person’s major milestone. It was those smallsuccesses that made me want to do more. The experienceof teaching in a hands on environment made me realizethe importance of recognizing various learning styles andallowing students to learn through experience. As I grewin the educational system, I knew I had to advance administratively in the system if I wanted to help create change.Being the Assistant Superintendent with a phenomenalBoard of Education, administrative staff and teachers hasallowed me to assist in making some positive changes tothe Ocean County Vocational Schools career opportunities.Although I do support students attending two andfour year colleges, I also support the skilled trades and feela great sense of accomplishments as the trades are finallybeing recognized as a meaningful, respectable and sustainable career choice in today’s society.”Also recognized that evening as a Junior Woman ofDistinction was Erin Foreman, a junior at the OCVTSMarine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science. Erin serves as a Girl Scout Ambassador and hasachieved the Gold Award, the most prestigious level ofhonor in the Girl Scouts.Nancy Weber-Loeffert and Erin Foreman stand with OCVTSMATES Principal John Biscardi at the Girls Scouts of the JerseyShore Gala. (Photo Credit Tom Zapcic Photography)OCEAN COUNTY VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL SCHOOL STUDENTRECOGNIZED FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTErin Foreman, a junior at the OCVTS Marine Academy of Technology and EnvironmentalScience was named one of the top runners-up in the 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Awardsin New Jersey. Erin received this distinction for her hard work and commitment to initiate theLock Box Program in her hometown of Forked River, New Jersey. The program provides seniorcitizens and people with serious medical conditions with a lock box which allows easy access forfirst responders in the case of a medical emergency. The boxes can prevent property damage fromforced entry and reduce delay times for emergency medical treatment. Erin coordinated fundraising efforts to purchase the lock boxes and worked with the local police department to implementthe program. Erin, a member of the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore, spearheaded this project aspart of her journey toward the Girl Scout Gold Award; the highest award a Girl Scout may earn. Erin earned her GoldAward in June 2017.Ms. Foreman was recognized at the April OCVTS Board of Education meeting where she received a bronzeDistinguished Finalist medallion from William Witt, Prudential Advisors.

OCEAN COUNTY VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL SCHOOL HOSTS3M MOBILE CLASSROOM FOR COLLISION REPAIR TRAININGThe OCVTS Collision Repair Program hosted the 3M“Demonstration & Education Mobile Operation’ Classroom for product and safety training at the Jackson Center.During school hours, OCVTS Collision Repair students participated in several training sessions involvingnewly developed 3M products and application processes.Students learned about improved safety procedures as wellas efficiency improvements in automotive paints and related products.After school hours, owners and employees from localcollision repair businesses were invited to attend additionaltraining sessions. Although the first day of Spring did notcooperate weather-wise attendance at the event was good,with over 75 participants.The training event was coordinated by John Voorhees,an employee of Central Paint located in Trenton, New Jersey, which is a major distributor of 3M products to autobody shops and collision centers throughout New Jerseyand Pennsylvania. Mr. Voorhees has also been a collisionrepair instructor for the OCVTS Adult Education EveningDivision for over 20 years. “The 3M Mobile Classroom hadbeen at a trade show in Secaucus this past weekend so Iknew it would be a great opportunity to arrange for thistraining session here in Jackson. For students to be able tolearn about and work with the same products that are usedin local businesses is a real asset for them,” commented Mr.Voorhees.OCVTS Collision Repair students participate in training sessions.featuring new products and their uses.OCEAN COUNTY VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL SCHOOL HOSTSREGIONAL TRAINING SEMINAR FOR MARINE TRADES INDUSTRYThe OCVTS Marine Service Technology Program hosted aregional training seminar for members of the American Boatand Yacht Council (ABYC). The ABYC, established in the1950’s, is a non-profit organization committed to providingtechnical education, training, certification and professionaldevelopment throughout the boating industry.The training seminar, held at the OCVTS Toms River Center, attracted over 45 participants from as far away as StatenIsland, New York, and Annapolis Maryland. Attendees included marine service technicians, surveyors and investigators, retailers and dealers, marina owners and other marinerelated professionals. The objective of the ABYC trainingseminar series is to keep its membership informed of currentstate and national legislation, safety developments as it pertains to the marine industry, as well as continuing technicaltraining. The topic of this seminar was corrosion theory, prevention, new products and application of new practices.OCVTS Marine Service Technology Instructor Rob Beren-wick provided a tour of the Marine Service Technology workshop as well as an overview of the program’s curriculum.Current statistics show that there over 154,000 recreationalboats in New Jersey; each one at some point, requiring maintenance and repair. The marine trades industry offers a multitude of year-round career opportunities.The OCVTS Marine Services Technology program established in 1979 offers skills in theory, maintenance andtroubleshooting of outboard and inboard marine engines.Students develop a working knowledge of marine systemssuch as electrical, mechanical, cooling, fuel, boat design andconstruction. The program has access to waterfront facilitieswhere students learn boating safety, seamanship and basicnavigation while operating and maintaining vessels. Students completing this program are prepared for employmentin the marine trade industry or to continue on to technicalinstitutes to further their training.Marine Service Technology Instructor Rob Berenwick conducts atour of the facilities at the OCVTS Toms River Center during theABYC Training Seminar.Students in the Marine Service Technology Program train usingstate of the art equipment.

OCEAN COUNTY FOUNDATION FORVOCATIONAL TECHNICAL EDUCATION HOSTS22nd ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CHEF’S NIGHT OUTThe Annual International Chef ’s Night Out is the largest fundraising event of the year for the Ocean CountyFoundation for Vocational Technical Education. The event, which took place Monday March 12th, was a greatsuccess. Forty four food, beverage and dessert vendors provided endless options for an incredible evening ofsweet and savory sampling. Attendees had the chance to vote for their favorites and several participating vendors were recognized and received trophies: Senor Sangria, Maplewood, NJ – Best Beverage Sampling Sweet Marie’s Bakery, Point Pleasant, NJ – Best Sweet Treat Sampling Saker Shop Rite, Freehold, NJ – Best Presentation/Display Breeze’s Bar & Grill, New Gretna, NJ – First Place, People Choice Award (Photo Right) Eagle Ridge Golf Club, Lakewood, NJ – Second Place, People’s Choice Award Office Lounge/The Villa, Toms River, NJ - Third Place, People’s Choice AwardIn addition, there was an incredible gift auction featuring over 104 gift baskets, which raised over 10,000.Chris Wachtler and Mustasa Amer, from Eppy’s Auto Sales in Toms River were the winners of the mega 50/50raffle which yielded 4,500 to the winners. The event raised over 60,000 which will be used to fund studentscholarships as well as grants for OCVTS equipment and technology.The Foundation was established in 1994 to help ensure a quality education for the students of Ocean CountyVocational Technical School (OCVTS). It was formed by a group of corporate and community leaders in OceanCounty. The Foundation provides funding through scholarships for OCVTS students and grants which allowsOCVTS instructors and staff to purchase equipment and materials to enhance their training curriculum. Formore information visit 22nd Annual International Chef ’s Night Out raised over 60,000 which will be used to fund student scholarships as wellas grants for OCVTS equipment and technology.THE OCEAN COUNTY FOUNDATION FOR VOCATIONALTECHNICAL EDUCATION HAS LAUNCHED THE‘STEPPING STONE TO SUCCESS’ PROJECTThe Ocean County Foundation for Vocational Technical Education is selling engraved stepping stones. Thelegacy pavers are available in two sizes and can be engraved with messages to recognize student achievements,commemorate a milestone, expression of gratitude - whatever you choose! Pavers may be purchased by individuals, families or businesses and will be placed on the walkway leading into the OCVTS Toms River Center.All proceeds raised through this project will fund scholarships for OCVTS students as well as grant allocations to OCVTS instructors for equipment and technology. For more information about the Stepping Stone toSuccess Project please contact Ann Sayers at 732.286.5670 x3242.The Stepping Stone Order Form is included in this newsletter.

OCVTS“A STEPPING STONE TO SUCCESS’All proceeds to benefit the students of The Ocean County Vocational School.Choose the size brick(s) you would like to purchaseand fill in the spaces exactly as you want the engraving to appear All engraving will be done in upper‐case (CAPITAL LETTERS) regardless of how it isprinted on this form.All engraving will be centered on the brick, you do not need to print it that way.Remember to count punctuation marks and spaces between words when you aredeciding how much will fit on each line.A heart counts as two spaces.Make your check payable to: The Ocean County Foundation for Vocational Education Your Name Telephone Mail form & check to: OCVTS 350 Chambers Bridge Rd, Brick 08723/Attn: Annie Sayers4” x 8” brick, 75each15 spaces per line, 3 linesmaximum:6” x 9” brick, 100 each16 spaces per line, 4lines maximum:Any questions please contact Annie Sayers 732-286-5670 ext. 3242Thank you for your Support!!Paver Color; Dusty Rose

CAREER EXPOOCEAN COUNTY VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL SCHOOLSATURDAY MAY 12, 10AM-1PMOCVTS BRICK CENTER, 350 CHAMBERS BRIDGE RDOcean County Vocational Technical School offersAccelerated Technical Career Training Programsfor high school graduates-10-Month Programs Get You Started on Your Career Faster-Affordable Tuition and Financial Aid Assistance-Training Facilities are Right Here in Ocean County-Build a Career Doing Something You Enjoy!PROGRAMS QUALIFY FOR VETERANS EDUCATION BENEFITS, UNEMPLOYMENT RETRAINING BENEFITS AND FEDERAL FINANCIAL AIDAutomotive TechnologyCosmetologyCulinary ArtsNew Home ConstructionCertified Medical AssistantPractical Nursing.AND MOREOFFERING!EXCITING NEW PROGRAM OLOGYE TECHNPRECISION MACthHeINies!fastest growing industrCareer Training in one ofCOME TO THE CAREER EXPO ANDSTART PLANNING YOUR FUTURE!OCVTS.ORG732.473.3100x3144 OR x 3157

UPCOMING EVENTSOCVTS Adult Career Expo.May 12OCVTS Graduation Ceremonies. June 21OCVTS Adult Program Graduation. June 22FOR DETAILS GO TO OCVTS.ORGSTAY CONNECTED!There is so much going on every day at OCVTS.Like us on facebook and follow us ontwitter and Instagram!OCVTS students and staff willamaze you and inspire you!OCEAN COUNTYVOCATIONAL TECHNICAL SCHOOLBoard of Chosen FreeholdersGerry P. Little.DirectorJohn C. Bartlett.Deputy DirectorVirginia E. Haines.MemberJohn P. Kelly.MemberJoseph H. Vicari. Member/OCVTS LiaisonBoard of EducationNina Anuario. PresidentStephen Scaturro.Vice PresidentDr. Judith DeStefano-Anen.MemberRonald Rosetto .MemberMaureen Stankowitz .MemberOCVTS AdministrationWilliam P. Hoey, Jr.SuperintendentNancy Weber-Loeffert. Asst. SuperintendentFrank J. Frazee.Business AdministratorMary Beatty-Sharisky. Principal, Adult EducationJohn Biscardi.Principal, MATESAlison Carroll. Principal, Student ServicesKevin Dineen. Principal, JacksonKaren Homiek. Principal, LakehurstGary MacDonald. Vice Principal, Toms River/OCCCAThomas McInerney. Principal, Waretown/ALPSLillian Zavattieri. Principal, Toms River, LPNChristine Santasieri.Vice Principal, LakehurstLynn Sauer.Principal, BrickDr. Michael Tash.Vice Principal, BrickDr. John Wnek. Supervisor, MATESCheck our website forfull menu, daily specials,upcoming eventsand entertainment schedulewww.cuisineonthegreen.com609.296.2137291 Country Club Blvd., Little Egg HarborThis e-newsletter is published by Ocean CountyVocational Technical School. Comments and/orsuggestions may be sent to Jean Sullivan, Editor,at [email protected] INFORMATIONAdult Education Office732.473.3100High School Admissions732.473.3100After High School Admissions 732.473.3100Academy Admissions732.473.3100Practical Nursing Admissions 732.473.3100Cosmetology732.473.3100Financial WWW.OCVTS.ORG