Press Release

For Immediate Release: October 4, 2011

Union County Vo-Tech Receives $2,500 Grant from Investors Bank Foundation

Union County, NJ – A new grant of $2,500 from the Investors Bank Foundation will be used for curriculum enhancements at Union County Vo-Tech Schools’ Academy for Information Technology. The school was named among the nation’s top 500 high schools in by Newsweek in a survey earlier this year, and it was recently named among the best schools for math and science by U.S. News & World Report.

“On behalf of the Freeholder Board, I would like to thank the Investors Bank Foundation for their generous support,” said Union County Freeholder Chairman Deborah P. Scanlon. “Our Union County Vo-Tech Schools excel because of the close connection between all of the stakeholders – students, faculty, administration, family, and community.”

The grant will be used to purchase classroom materials including software that simulates marketing, operations, finance, risk management and all other factors that go into running a business.

“A vital part of our mission is to prepare our students to make a positive contribution to their communities, and this grant from Investors Bank Foundation has provided them with a wonderful model to follow,” said Dr. Thomas J. Bistocchi, Superintendent of Vo-Tech Schools.

The Academy for Information Technology is one of five high schools on the Union County Vo-Tech Schools campus, located at 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains.

The other four schools are the Academy for Performing Arts, Academy for Allied Health Sciences, Union County Vo-Tech School, and Magnet High School, which was also named in Newsweek’s list of top 500 high schools and was named among the best math and science schools by U.S. News & World Report.

The Investors Bank Foundation supports non-profit organizations that enrich the quality of life in the communities served by Investors Bank, which is headquartered in Short Hills.

The nationally recognized Academy for Information Technology, one of Union County’s five vo-tech high schools, has received a $2,500 grant from the Investors Bank Foundation to enhance classroom materials. (Photo credit: Union County Vo-Tech Schools)

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