Students Hone Mechanical, Engineering Skills in Partnership Program with RVCC


Students Hone Mechanical, Engineering Skills in Partnership Program with RVCC

Friday, March 10, 2017
students with leonard lance and conrad

Congressman Leonard Lance recently got a firsthand look at the mechanical and engineering skills of some talented students in the Mechatronics, Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing (MEAM) program, a partnership between Somerset County Vocational and Technical High School and Raritan Valley Community College.

Lance visited the students’ class at RVCC’s Advanced Manufacturing lab on February 23, where the 13 freshmen and two juniors explained their projects and demonstrated some of the facility’s equipment.

The MEAM program is a three-and-a-half-year, $650,000 New Jersey Department of Education partnership grant between SCVTHS and RVCC. Launched in September 2016, the project offers participants the opportunity to earn a high school diploma and the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Machining Level 1 Certification (CNC Production Technician) through RVCC by the end of the students’ senior year.

MEAM is designed to prepare students for academic and career success in the mechatronics and metalworking industries by promoting hands-on technical training and industry academic skills. For additional information, contact SCVTHS at 908-526-8900 or visit

Raritan Valley Community College’s main campus is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. Serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for close to 50 years, RVCC is an educational and cultural center that is nationally recognized for its innovative programming, service to the community and environmental leadership. The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, professional development and personal enrichment courses. RVCC is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community’s businesses, and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit



March 10, 2017

Media contact: Donna Stolzer, 908-526-1200, ext. 8383

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