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Vocational School Programs Close to Home in Mercer County, NJ

March 21st, 2024
Graduate of automotive program poses with protective gear in auto repair shop

If you live in Mercer County, New Jersey, you know about the many benefits of living here. But did you realize that Pennco Tech has a campus in Blackwood, NJ, and that quality vocational school programs are available close to home? There is a growing need for workers in the skilled trades throughout New Jersey and the U.S. If you are a high school student, recent high school graduate, looking to pivot career paths, and are considering this type of career, our campus is conveniently located near Bordentown, Trenton, and Hamilton.

Programs Offered at Our New Jersey Campus

Four-year colleges are expensive and can mean moving to a location far away from family and friends. If you would like to start working and earning money, or if classic college courses don’t appeal to you, attending vocational school programs offers an exciting alternative. These programs can be completed in a shorter period, cost less, and can lead to jobs that are useful, fulfilling, and well-paid. Explore these vocational school programs located near your home.

Automotive programs

Trade Programs

  • Diploma for Medical Assistant
    • This program is offered in either daytime or evening classes.

These programs can lead to a variety of job roles working in transportation, the building trades, and healthcare. Pennco Tech provides career-focused education and training. And for over 50 years we have helped our students gain real-world skills and experience so they can start working and building their lives. Our students are curious, innovative, and creative, and we are proud to assist them in finding occupations that serve them and enhance our communities.

With quality training available, students can learn the basics of their chosen field, as well as all the safety precautions necessary for that occupation. We provide updated information and tools so students can determine which job roles might be the best fit for their goals and lifestyles.

If you don’t see the program you want offered at our Blackwood campus, consider exploring our Bristol, PA, campus. It’s not far away and offers these additional programs:

Choose Vocational School Programs in NJ

Most of our daytime programs can be completed in one year or less, with part-time evening sessions lasting a bit longer. There are many benefits of career and technical education programs for high schoolers. That’s why we welcome high school seniors who want to investigate our program offerings, as well as military members and veterans. We also support women who are interested in the skilled trades with our Girl Power at Pennco Tech program. We want everyone interested in attending vocational school to have the opportunity to gain job skills and successfully enter the workforce. There are many benefits to vocational school careers, including:

  • Save money by paying less in tuition and fees than two- or four-year colleges
  • Gain hands-on experience with seasoned Pennco Tech instructors
  • Graduate with entry-level skills and start building your career

Pennco Tech students are provided with a strong base of skills and knowledge for vocational careers. We encourage them to approach their new careers confidently and embrace new learning opportunities as they make their way into the working world.

Pennco Tech Resources for Students

Students attending Pennco Tech have multiple resources available to them to assist their growth and development. These include the following departments:

Financial Aid

Our Financial Aid department provides helpful, customer service focused assistance for students who want help paying for their tuition and fees. Over 80 percent of the student body at Pennco Tech qualifies for financial aid and we want to help them access the resources they need. These services include veteran financial aid programs, including the VA Educational Program.

*Financial Aid available only to those who qualify.

Financial Counseling for Loan Repayment

An important aspect of the student loan process is developing a strategy for repayment. Our Student Loan Counseling department provides this assistance. From day 1 our staff can help advise them on how to incorporate loan payments with other financial obligations.

Career Services

The Career Services department at Pennco Tech serves our students by helping them develop job searching strategies and aiding with networking. These career professionals work with students, graduates, and alumni, helping them develop strong resumes and interview skills. We also provide professional development workshops and in-person networking opportunities throughout the year.

Discover New Opportunities in the Skilled Trades With Pennco Tech

Pennco Tech offers students in New Jersey quality vocational school training programs at our Blackwood, NJ, campus in Mercer County. For more information, contact us today.

‘I got it!!!!!I got it!’, Anthony said as he raced into the Career Services Office. He was talking about his new job. Hired by a former graduate of Pennco Tech, Anthony will begin his new career with a two-day OSHA training course.

Anthony Z. - Air Conditioning/Heating Graduate

I enjoyed all my teachers. They made it interesting and challenging. I enjoyed going back to school at the age of 48! Career Services was a big help to me. Danielle was great. She helped me with my resume and showed me how to apply. I got the job with Dietz and Watson! Pennco Tech was the right choice for me as I get ready to start my career.

Mark E. - Electrician Graduate

I just wanted to say thank you again for all your help…I just got a full time job at Kennedy Healthcare in Stratford, NJ as a Patient Services Representative. Thank you again.

Maria Z. - Medical Assisting Administrative Graduate
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