Specialized skills

Patriot Roofing helps build Cumberland County Technical Education Center in New Jersey

Cumberland County Technical Education Center is the newest high school in Cumberland County, N.J. The four-year vocational public high school serves students in grades nine through 12 and offers programs in the construction trades, auto technologies, cosmetology, culinary science, allied health sciences, engineering and manufacturing, information technology and law enforcement.

Before the school opened in 2016, students were bused from local high schools to a vocational school located in outlying Bridgeton, N.J., a 70-minute ride. Students would spend the first part of their day at a traditional high school before being transported to the vocational school to participate in specialty courses.

In neighboring Gloucester County, a new school model was established that allows students to fulfill their core high school curriculum standards at a vocational school while also participating in specialty courses. The new model's success persuaded administrators at Cumberland County Technical Education Center to build a new school in a more developed area of the county next to its local community college, Cumberland County College.

In September 2014, the county began constructing a new 200,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art training facility with roof systems installed by Patriot Roofing Inc., Burlington County, N.J.