HUNTERDON Construction Students Close out Career And Technical Education Month at Katz Roadshow

On the last day of Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month, students in Polytech’s Construction Science program attended a Finish Carpentry Clinic hosted by Gary Katz and sponsored by H.J. Opdyke Lumber Co.

The Clinic was part of the Katz Roadshow, a program that has been running for more than 10 years. Katz founded the Roadshow in response to a decrease in educational programs for builders and contractors. “I’ve always been a supporter of career and technical education. The unique curricula of these programs provide students an environment in which they can develop professional skills without the fear of making a mistake,” said Katz. This year’s Roadshow featured demonstrations ranging from waterproofing windows to installing crown and baseboard.

“Our students enjoyed the opportunity to learn from a nationally renowned finish carpenter. We are thankful to Mr. Katz for bringing his Roadshow back to this area, and to H.J. Opdyke not only for sponsoring this program, but for their continued support of Polytech and career and technical education,” said Mr. Lachner, instructor of Polytech’s Construction Science program.

The event capped what has been a busy month for Hunterdon County Vocational School District and their efforts to recognize CTE Month. Earlier in February, students in the district’s Computer Science and Software Engineering Academy were visited by Congressman Leonard Lance, and students in the Adult & Continuing Education’s cosmetology and aesthetics programs provided services to employees of Holiday Inn, located in Clinton.

H.J. Opdyke Lumber Co. is based in Frenchtown, N.J. with additional locations in Belle Mead, Hillsborough, and Boonville, N.Y. They have been serving professional building contractors and homeowners with quality building materials for over 60 years.

To learn more about Polytech’s Construction Science program, as well as other programs offered through the school, visit our website at www.hcpolytech.org. Online applications are currently being accepted for the 2016-17 school year.