We are the Hudson County Area Vocational-Technical Education Association. We represent the teachers, education support professionals, and administrative staff members who work at the Hudson County Schools of Technology.
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Join a Committee and Let Your Service Shine!
Did you take the survey to express your interest in any of HCAVTEA’s committees? Your service can be the greatest contribution you can make to the entire membership. Please review the list below to see which committees pique your interest. Thank you for your service!
The NJEA Jack Bertolino Summer Leadership Conference (SLC) is dedicated to developing union advocates. This year, the SLC will be virtual and there will be no cost for this conference. If you are an NJEA member, you are eligible and encouraged to attend this summer leadership conference offering 25 advocacy workshops and 25 mini-courses. You will find topics that will prepare you for your current or future roles, sharpen your leadership skills, and show you how your local can develop to its full capacity.
The conference will be in two waves: Saturday, August 7th–Sunday, August 8th and Monday, August 9th–Tuesday, August 10th. During each wave, you will be able to register for one four-hour workshop and/or up to three one-hour mini-courses per wave. Some workshops and mini-courses are more participatory and therefore have a limited capacity. You will be automatically be registered for the opening session with your conference registration. Please refer to the schedule below.
9 – 9:30 a.m. Opening Session
9:45 -10:45 a.m. Workshop Part 1
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Workshop Part 2
12 -1 p.m. Lunch Break
1 – 2 p.m. Mini-Course #1
2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Mini-Course #2
9 – 10 a.m. Workshop Part 3
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Workshop Part 4
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch Break
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Mini-Course #3
Registration began on June 15th and will end on July 28th—no registrations will be accepted after this deadline. You will need your NJEA PIN, found on your membership card.
NJEA Online Pension Webinar
This latest NJEA webinar will be held on Tuesday, July 2oth, from 10:30 am–12:00 pm. It is ideal for members who will likely retire in the next five years. Participants follow along with their own retirement estimate as the presenter discusses the various retirement options, retiree health benefits, and the important steps to retirement. Webinars are held in a small group format. Please review the NJEA Research and Economic Service Pension Webinar PowerPoint.
Update on Vaccine and Rights of Employer to Require/Ask about the shot
For any member who has lost health benefits due to COVID or not, the COBRA premium payments from April 1st to September 30th will be paid through the American Rescue Plan (ARP).
Results of 2021 Special Election are in! Thanks to the HCAVTEA Election Committee for its hard work!
Here are the results. Please see ALL the E-Board and Building Reps listed below on this page.
HCEA makes donation of $1,000 to local food pantry
The Hudson County Education Association donated $1,000 to the food pantry at Old Bergen Church in Jersey City on behalf of HCAVTEA and Hudson County Schools of Technology Career Development Center Association.
The Pandemic Relief Funds Sub-committee was created to determine how to allocate pandemic relief funds in a manner that would best serve NJEA members. To this end, the committee has designed a Food Assistance program for members who are experiencing food insufficiency due to losing their jobs or reduced hours due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you know of any members to whom this would apply, please send them the attached application so that they can receive monetary assistance.
Executive Board and Building Representatives
President- Elektra Sipars
Vice President – FJG Instructional – Vincent Nardiello, Jr.
Vice President – FJG Non-Instructional – Tracy Weber
Vice President – JCC Instructional – Mike Grele
Vice President – JCC Non-Instructional – Scott Winter
Treasurer – Frank Ashe
Sergeant-at-Arms – John Mattaliano
Recording Secretary – Fran Kearns
Corresponding Secretary – ToniAnn Mendolla-Winter
Publicity Director – Mark Gutmann
FJG Instructional Representatives – David Polito and Chelsea Walker
FJG Non-Instructional Representatives – Manuel Fuentes and Felix Henriques
JCC Instructional Representatives – Lynn Fedele and Nicholas LaVolpe
JCC Non-Instructional Representatives – Vincent Fano, Jr. and Eliud Padilla
Explore Middle School Representative – Angela Cirillo
Administrative Representative – Barbara Mendolla