WOODBRIDGE – Twenty-five local business leaders are visiting a public school in Woodbridge Township this week to learn what makes them special and to share information about their businesses and career paths. This initiative, known as the “Principal-for-a-Day Program,” is coordinated by the Mayor’s Advocacy Committee for Education (MAC-E) in collaboration with Superintendent of Schools Robert Zega, Ed.D., Mayor John E. McCormac, the Woodbridge business community, and principals of Woodbridge Township elementary, middle and high schools.
“This day gives our principals in Woodbridge Township the opportunity to showcase their schools and special programs and engage local business persons in a class room experience,” said Bernadette M. Sohler, Vice President, Middlesex Water and Chair, Mayor’s Advocacy Committee for Education. “It also gives our students the chance to explore career paths and understand the skills needed to excel in certain professions. The active involvement of our business community in our schools sets an important example for our students, and provides access to leaders outside of the school setting, who can serve as helpful resources, supporters and mentors,” added Sohler.
“Principal-for-a-Day is a unique opportunity for Township business leaders to interact with Township students, principals, and education official throughout the Woodbridge School system and to obtain a behind-the-scenes look at the quality of schools and caliber of education in Woodbridge Township. Principal-for-a-Day also allows educators and school administrators to better understand the types of skills being sought by area employers, latest industry trends, and how to better prepare Township students for future success in area businesses,” said Mayor John E. McCormac.
Participating businesses include: Aquila Landscaping, Bayshore Recycling, Berkeley College, Colonia Corner, Dell, Federal Business Centers, Scott Galkin – Orthodontist, Gem Limousine, Hess, Investors bank, Met Life, Middlesex Water Company, Northfield Bank, Prudential, Rainbow Academy, Raritan Bay Medical Center, RSI Bank, Siemens, TD Bank, Vista Travel, Wiss & Company, Woodbridge Center and the Woodbridge Metro Chamber of Commerce.
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