Green Jobs Graduation

EDISON—An 11-week class at Middlesex County College called “Electronics for Green Jobs” held a graduation ceremony Feb. 3.

The program trains students to repair and maintain machines used in the green technology field such as recycling machines, fork lifts, emission controls, hybrid cars and solar panels. The funding is from the New Jersey Department of Labor. At the ceremony, students heard from employers who are eager to hire technicians for this booming industry.


The course is run by the college’s Institute for Management and Technical Development, which handles customized training for business.

The graduates are, seated, from left to right: Maryann Manginelli (Edison), George McCormick (Neptune), Tony Madbouly (Beachwood), Yvonne Hill (South River). Standing: Gervi Villa (Toms River), Mike Heitzenroeder (Edison), Richard Strachan (Michigan), Alex Gorbach (Scotch Plains), Kevin Soltys (Avenel), Pedro Munoz (Eatontown), Thomas Morse (Brick), William Jordan (Plainfield), James Mitchell (Somerset), Richard Yessian (Manville), Mario Santos, the instructor, Philip Sanfilippo (Old Bridge), Hamlet Sheoraj (Jersey City). Photo courtesy of Middlesex County College

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