• Change to Current 2018-2019 Calendar

    Posted by Dr. Christopher Nagy, Superintendent on 3/19/2019 3:00:00 PM
    Due to the recent inclement weather which necessitated that school be closed, the current calendar was adjusted to add one additional day to the end of the school year.  Please see the calendar on our website or link here.
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  • Leaders Are Readers

    Posted by Michele Hill on 3/14/2019

    In a recent Leadership Spark on Youtube, Dr. Nagy highlighted during this month of Literacy and celebrations of Reading Across America, the importance of being literate.  Furthermore, Dr. Nagy noted that many successful leaders are readers who also have the ability to execute upon many ideas gleaned from reading. Please see Leaders are Readers.

     

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  • Chamber Event Highlights Generational Differences in Workplace

    Posted by Michele Hill on 3/14/2019

    Dr. Nagy on Tuesday had the opportunity to chair the Third Annual South Jersey Education and Workforce Development Conference for the Burlington County Regional Chamber of Commerce. The event was held in the RCBC Votta Hall and was attended by local business men and women, executives and educators from across the county.  The theme focused on the generational differences in the workplace today. This is the first time that in any given workplace, there may be up to five generations represented.  The conference addressed strategies to attract workers, train them, retain them and build upon the strengths they bring to the workplace and respective teams. Dr. Nagy in his opening remarks referred to an article he published last year in Medium on generational differences.  This set the stage for the first Keynote and Dean of the Rutger's Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Dr. James Hughes. A panel discussion among top executives including Colin Newman, Executive Vice President of Audible, a Division of Amazon addressed what can be done to build career pathways.  The final keynote was Due Quach, Author, Founder and CEO of Calm Clarity, the name of her latest book and one of Fast Company's 7 Best Business Books in 2018. Each member of the audience was then provided a copy of Due's book that pushes all to strive to inspire, innovate and elevate in Brain 3.0 where one can rewire one's brain for greater wisdom, fulfillment and joy.generational differences Calm Clarity Author

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  • BCRCC Hosts Education Workforce Conference: Generations in Workforce

    Posted by Michele Hill on 3/10/2019

    This is the first time in the USA that there are up to 5 generations working in any business.  This provides a unique opportunity to look at recruitment, retention and training across generations.  If interested, please see the flyer; it should prove to be very interesting. If a parent or friend of BCIT and BCSSSD, please let them know when registering for membership cost. The two keynote speakers are:

    Dean Dr. James Hughes, the Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy at Rutgers University who has done extensive work on demographics, business development and the impact of generational differences in the workplace and Due Quach, Author, Founder & CEO of Calm Clarity.  

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  • BCIT West Girls Basketball Team Advances

    Posted by Dr. Christopher Nagy, Superintendent on 3/6/2019 10:00:00 AM

    Congratulations to the BCIT West Girls Basketball team and coaches on winning their Sectional playoff game on Monday night against Colts Neck.  It was a very competitive game with great all-around team effort and fantastic support by the cheerleaders and fans.  The team advances to the Semi-Finals tonight against Mainland Regional at Deptford High School at 7:00 p.m.  Good luck!

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  • BCIT West Girls Basketball Team Makes it to Sectional Playoffs

    Posted by Dr. Christopher Nagy, Superintendent on 3/4/2019 10:00:00 AM

    For the very first time in school history, the BCIT West Girls Basketball Team is on its way to Sectional Playoffs for Group 3 Central Division tonight at Colts Neck High School.  The team is the number 3 seed and faces off at 5:30 p.m. against number 1 seeded Colts Neck.  The team also went 8-0 winning the Burlington County Scholastic League (BCSL).  Good luck tonight to BCIT's lady Panthers, Coach Darryl White and Assistant Coach Nia Hall.

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  • BCIT Winter EXPO - Medford

    Posted by Lorraine Jordan, M.A. on 3/4/2019 9:00:00 AM

    The BCIT Medford campus hosted a Winter EXPO this past Thursday evening. More than 130 students plus family members toured the building, visited select CTE presentations and attended an information session highlighting the great opportunities at BCIT.  

    Building administrators, guidance counselors and volunteer students showed off what BCIT does best!  Prospective students and their families got an up-close view of drones and the HVAC, CADD, Welding, Information Technology, Advanced Manufacturing and Law and Public Safety programs. 
     
    The BCIT Westampton campus will host their Winter EXPO this Tuesday evening, March 5th from 6-8 pm.
     
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  • Inaugural Class for Hall of Fame for Lifetime Achievement Announced

    Posted by Michele Hill on 3/4/2019

     

    BCIT has been in existence for more than 50 years and has been home to a number of students, staff, administrators and Board of Education members.  The workforce in Burlington County and beyond is comprised of many BCIT graduates. Dr. Nagy was looking for a way to honor former individuals whose lifetime achievement was in some part influenced by BCIT.  A request for nominees was sent out through our social media channels and on our website. A committee of various stakeholders including students reviewed all applications and two finalists were selected for the inaugural class which will be recognized on May 8, 2019 in a morning ceremony on the BCIT Westampton Campus. More information will be shared within the next month.

    Congratulations to our inaugural class:

    John J. Ferry  - A graduate of the BCIT Adult Education Program in 1978, Mr. Ferry has served on the Burlington County Institute of Technology Board of Education for more than 20 years as a BoE member and at one point served as president. He has served as Chairman of the Planning Board of Burlington City and Planning Board in Moorestown. One year before his graduation from BCIT, Mr. Ferry started his own construction company where at one point he employed over 28 workers. 
     
    Deserie N. Sills -  A graduate of BCIT High School West in 1994, Ms. Sills is the Director of Housing Counseling at the Urban League of Philadelphia. In her fourteen years’ experience in this housing counseling industry she has worked as a housing counselor, senior counselor, housing counselor manager and director where her work has helped over 30,000 underserved families
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  • Dr. Nagy: A Special Tribute for Career and Technical Education Month

    Posted by Michele Hill on 3/1/2019

    February was Career and Technical Education Month. Throughout the month, our schools in both Districts highlighted the value of a Career and Technical Education an over 31 career programs at BCIT with an Adult Division which is now Middle States Accredited and has over 80 apprentices enrolled.


    Dr. Nagy made a case for the value of a Career and Technical Education such as the ability to earn stackable industry credentials, up to two years of college credits and exit with little or no debt among many other benefits. Please see his Leadership Spark on Youtube entitled: Leading Upward and Forward which was dedicated to CTE.

     

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  • BOE Key Points

    Posted by Michele Hill on 3/1/2019

    The Board of Education met yesterday.  The following are some of the key points from the Superintendent's Agenda as it pertains to the respective Districts.

     

     

    BCIT

    1. This past Thursday, BCIT Medford hosted the first ever Winter Expo to welcome incoming 9th graders, participate in building an shop tours by the administrators and counselors. A number of CTE teachers provided parents and students hands on information about various CTE Programs. The West Winter Expo will be tonight.  This Expo takes the place of a second Discovery Night. 
    2. The BCS West Girls Basketball team went 8-0 during the season and won the Burlington City Scholastic League Title which is a great milestone for the team and school.  The girls then played in the Group 3 Divisional Sectional Playoff – a first for our girls with the hope of winning and proceeding to the State Championships.  As the #3 seed, BCIT held off the #1 seed Colts Neck. However, the next leg of the championship tournament would deny our team the ultimate opportunity to play in the State Championship. The Board will honor our girls at the April Board meeting. Congratulations Girls and coaches.

     

    BCIT and BCSSSD

     

    1. The Board congratulated Dr. Todd Bonsall for his service to both BCIT and BCSSSD and wished him well as he was recently appointed as the Hunterdon Vocational Technical School District superintendent.  He will have oversight of 600 students in a shared time program (half day in sending district and the other half in his CTE program). 
    2. The Board appointed Dr. Bonsall’s successor, Dr. Lisa English, who has an accomplished career the majority of it being in the Monmouth County Vocational School District having responsibilities supporting 17 schools in the District.  Dr. English has over 10 years of experience working in the central office there, has building level experience working as co-administrator of the adult education program and as assistant principal of curriculum and instruction. Dr. English at one point was a special education teacher as well as a Physical Education and Health teacher. Dr. English is a former coach of field hockey and softball.  She has also led the licensure process for CTE teachers at the NJDOE as the Program Director for Career and Technical Certification Program in a partnership with Brookdale Community College, a program which many of our newer CTE teachers have participated. Dr. English is no stranger to our district having served on the Middle States Accreditation team that evaluated our BCIT Adult Division which ultimately received Middle States Accreditation, a first for our Adult Division.  Dr. English has been very instrumental in the development of the District Strategic Planning Plan, the launch of online learning and Professional Development Programming, licensure and compliance of staff, CTE programming and was recently recognized as Educator of the Year by a community organization based on her ability to bridge the district and community to promote CTE. Congratulations Dr. English on your appointment. 
    3. The District recently received data for the AchieveNJ Data Report Card. Dr. Nagy will share the results in a more formal announcement as the results are very impressive and reflective of the hard work done by the administration and staff alike.
    4. The Board approved the submission of budgets for the 2019-2020 years to the DoE County Office for review. This is the first step among others that are part of the budget approval process.
    5. On the Board agenda, the BoE approved the hire for replacements for a few vacant positions in Spanish, Math, PT SAC and Speech for BCS and a SAC and Guidance counselor at BCIT.
    6. The District Calendars for the 2019-2020 were also approved by the Board.
    7. The next BoE meeting is on March 28th as scheduled at 6pm.
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