Principal Welcome and Overview
Welcome to the Burlington County Institute of Technology Adult Division: a “Go To” solution for certification, licensing, instruction, apprenticeships and customized business training.
Found in the largest County in the State of New Jersey, the Burlington County Institute of Technology Adult Division is a public, non-profit post-secondary institution. The BCIT Adult Education division offers more than 50 courses each semester and is expanding course offerings in new and emergent fields that support the State’s targeted industry sectors while promoting employment and skill development. In addition to courses that provide certification, there are skill building and introductory courses. The newest courses added to the Spring Catalogue are: Entrepreneurialship, Business Planning and Sustainability, HVAC/R Licensing Exam Preparation, and last, Introductory Survey to Vocational Career Paths for Adults.
I am pleased to report as the new Adult Division Principal and Burlington County Apprentice Coordinator that much has been done over the past few months to enhance the related technical instruction to support apprenticeships, certification and licensing. BCIT is continuing to customize the learning and apprenticeship options for in-demand targeted industries such as Welding, HVAC/R, Electrical, Plumbing, Fabrication, Manufacturing, Technology and the list is growing based on need and interest. BCIT has over 30 students currently enrolled in apprenticeship programs and is anticipated to add many more as the value of apprenticeships is learned. The Adult Division also supports customized training for businesses, apprenticeships and coursework. BCIT is a great resource for the underemployed, unemployed, veterans who wish to leverage the GI Bill for training, those returning to the workforce, college graduates who are looking to expand their skill base, career changers or an opportunity to continue the coursework completed in high school to name a few. BCIT is an active partner with Burlington Community College and the Corporate College division where college credits are offered for many BCIT programs and apprenticeships.
Recently, we established a BCIT Adult Division Advisory Committee comprised of businessmen and women from Burlington County and beyond, the Department of Labor, Chamber of Commerce, Workforce Investment Board, SCORE and other related valued fields. This committee will assist me to refine a blueprint to meet the needs of our businesses, our students while creating opportunities for skill development that assures employability, ability to stack credentials and provide for sustainability of the value of a BCIT education.
To capture some of the changes and the growth we are experiencing, we are engaged in an ongoing process to upgrade our website to be more informative, current, interactive and a great resource. In addition to the Spring catalogue of courses, information for apprenticeships and customized business training can be found on the website. We are also very happy to announce that there is now a place for employers to request the placement of job openings to be of service to our community. This job board will be a great source for employers, alumni, veterans, soon to be graduates and for apprentices who are seeking companies as sponsors. We are also anticipating that online registration will be available by July 2015. More information can be obtained by visiting the website at www.bcit.cc or by contacting me at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 609-267-4226 ext. 8330.
I thank you for your interest in BCIT, a special place where dreams can become a reality!
Dr. Christopher Nagy
BCIT Adult Division Principal
Burlington County Apprentice Coordinator