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Beyond Academics

The Somerset County Educational Services Commission in partnership with the Somerset County Vocational and Technical Schools proudly presents the Career Center!

Learning Lab Descriptions

Supermarket Careers Program

  • Students train for entry-level supermarket and retail positions.
  • Students work in a fully operational convenience sized ShopRite retail store.
  • Students are trained for jobs in all retail departments including: cashier, produce, deli, bakery, courtesy, and grocery.

Power Equipment & Small Engine Technology        

  • Students learn how to repair and maintain equipment powered by small displacement engines such as tractors, generators, and motorcycles.
  • First year students develop skills in using hand tools, operating four stroke engines, and servicing spark plugs.
  • The advanced students learn to troubleshoot problems and understand two stroke theory, ignitions/fuel, and engine compression. Emphasis is placed on safety orientation throughout.

Graphic Arts & Design Program

  • Students are introduced to the skills and applications in the areas of computer programming, hardware services, networking configurations, graphic design, desktop publishing, and marketing.
  • Students learn many skills by experiencing hands-on activities involving design, creation, and advertising of various products.

Life Skills Program

  • This program offers students, grades K-12+, crucial independence skills that will facilitate their transition from school to life.
  • Learned skills include personal/social, hygiene, cooking, clothing care, and functional academics.

(Programs available in 3 eighty minute sessions:  Morning, Midday, and Afternoon

Students will be eligible to earn elective credits)

For more information please contact:

Principal: Dr. Paul C. Rafalowski

Office:      (908) 707-0070 ext. 100

Fax:          (908) 707-2440

Email:      [email protected]