Gloucester County Institute of Technology (GCIT) students will be prepared to compete in both higher educational and workforce environments. They will possess the knowledge, experience, and skills necessary to make meaningful career choices, to be productive in the workplace, and to build life-long skills to function independently in the community. The GCIT administration and faculty will provide students with an atmosphere that is conducive to student learning and welcomes involvement in other school activities and organizations. Our vision for the school climate also includes a spirit of care, respect, inclusiveness, and support.
It is the mission of the Gloucester County Vocational-Technical School District to enable students to become:
- Life-long learners
- Positive contributors to the community
- Problem solvers
- Productive workers
- Ethical decision-makers
It is the expectation of the Gloucester County Vocational-Technical School District that all pupils achieve the NJCCCS at all grade levels.
In order to achieve these goals, the district, in partnership with parents, trade organizations, institutions of higher education, local businesses and community organizations, will provide:
- A challenging curriculum aligned to NJCCCS
- Excellence in instructional practice
- A safe, supportive, drug-free environment
- Opportunities for exploration and discovery
- Technological resources to promote learning
- Activities designed to develop career-related skills
Our pledge is to afford our students the experiences which encourage academic, vocational, and social growth with a special emphasis on pride, respect, and personal responsibility.
The Guidance Department is an integral part of the district’s educational program. Counseling and/or other related services are available to aid pupils in making informed and responsible decisions concerning life’s many choices – personal, educational, and career/vocational. Please direct any questions to the Guidance Department at 856-468-1445 ext. 2103.
A wide variety of special education programs are available for students who require specialized instruction and/or related services such as speech/language services, occupational therapy and physical therapy in order to meet their educational needs.
If you have any questions about the programs described or feel that your child may require services, please call the office of Special Education at 856-468-1445 ext. 2515.
The Gloucester County Institute of Technology offers a variety of special education programs as well as the related services needed to support these programs. In addition, students who require services under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 are afforded required accommodations. The district operates an Intervention and Referral Services Committee to assist students who are experiencing difficulty with school-related issues.
GCIT is home of the Cheetahs! Athletics is an integral part of the school program and, as such, is a vital facet in the life of the school. The purpose of the athletic program is to offer as many opportunities as possible to develop athletic skills, positive attitudes, strong character, and school spirit, which reach beyond the athletic fields. Athletes compete in the Tri-County Conference, the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association and the New Jersey Technical Athletic Council. For more information, contact Athletics at 856-468-1445 ext. 2772.
GCIT offers many after school activities and programs for students to participate in. They are given the opportunity to join a variety of clubs or organizations. Every Friday is Club Day, where students can spend extra time in one of the many clubs that are offered. Please visit www.gcit.org for more information. Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) are available to all of the students.
School to Work (aka Cooperative Education) is a program that provides supervised workplace employment opportunities and learning experiences for qualified students. The employment experience is based upon an agreement developed by the employer, student, parent, and high school representative.
Students are closely supervised and periodically evaluated by the employer and the Cooperative Education Coordinator. The evaluations are used to assign a grade and receive credit for the experience in their career-theme class.
Services provided by the Cooperative Education Office include:
• Assistance in finding employment
• Ensuring compliance with the New Jersey Department of Education requirements for cooperative education
• Development of the training plan in cooperation with the career-theme teacher
• Assist with the process and assess the student throughout the work experience
• Approve employers
Structured learning experiences are offered to students during their senior year. GCIT is partnered with many businesses, local entities and the State of New Jersey to allow students to experience their selected career path up close. Partnerships allow students to apply for paid and unpaid experiences and internships. For more information, contact School to Work at 856-468-1445 ext. 2557.
The School Based Youth Services Program (SBYS) offers GCIT students individual and family counseling, recreational activities, career/employment exploration, leadership opportunities and other supportive services. SBYS is generously funded through a grant from the New Jersey Department of Children and Families, Division of Family and Community Partnerships.
The mission of SBYS is to improve the emotional well-being of teens and assist them in earning their diploma while maintaining a happy, healthy, drug-free lifestyle.
The staff of SBYS is trained to work with a variety of issues such as stress, depression, drug and alcohol use, sexual orientation, eating disorders, family problems, and much more. Recreational activities are open to students who attend GCIT and GCSSSD.
Counselors are available between the hours of 8:00 am to 3:30 pm, Monday through Thursday and 8:00 am to 3:00 pm on Fridays. The SBYS offices are located in the 100 wing of GCIT.
For more information or to make an appointment, please call Dr. Jacob, Director of SBYS, at 856-468-1445 ext. 2691.