Essex Valley School Celebrates Automotive Shop Opening -

Essex Valley School Celebrates Automotive Shop Opening

Essex Valley School in West Caldwell, NJ, recently celebrated its alliance with Toyota to help train students in the school's automotive program.

Screen Shot 2016-07-19 at 8.06.46 AMEssex Valley School in West Caldwell, NJ, recently celebrated its alliance with Toyota to help train students in the school’s automotive program.

From Max Weinstein’s article on The Progress website:

The Essex Valley School presented two Toyota employees with a plaque to cap a year of partnership on the school’s automotive program for students, on Tuesday, June 21 at Toyota’s Tristate headquarters in West Caldwell. 

“For them to take time out for any type of learning experiences for the kids is a plus plus. They’re our friends on the block is how I look at it,” Perry Cecchini, who helps students at Essex Valley find employment, said of Vincent Favoritio and Mary Pat Pszcoia, the two honorees.

Essex Valley is an alternative school for children who have struggled in various New Jersey public school systems because of behavioral problems. Students almost all have difficult home lives as well.

“I don’t think I have one intact family,” Cecchini said.

The alliance started last year at a charity walk, when by happenstance Cecchini found himself talking to Pszcoia about the school’s auto shop, which at that time was under construction, and asked her if she would be willing to talk to students.

Click HERE to read the entire article about the Essex Valley School’s automotive program on The Progress website.

You May Also Like

Read The November/December Summit Racing Digital Edition Now!

The easy-to-view Summit Racing special edition digital magazine is available to read and download for free.

The Summit Racing Equipment Special Edition digital edition of Tomorrow’s Technician magazine September issue is available online now.

Click here to access the easy-to-view Summit Racing special edition digital magazine featuring our cover story on poles, throws and pilots, multiple livecasts and more!

Giving Thanks For November PopQuiz Entrants

If you answered all of the PopQuiz questions correctly AND your name is listed below, congratulations – you’re a winner!

B’laster Introduces the November 2022 IOTY Finalist

Joe Hires from Jefferson City Schools in Jefferson City, MO, is the November 2022 candidate.

Crossword Puzzle Winners Announced For November MindGames

It’s not exactly a Thanksgiving feast, but a $10 gift card could be yours if you win!

Electrifying The Next Generation of Techs

The future is bright and exciting for vehicle repair.

Other Posts

Why Are Cars So Expensive to Fix?

A combination of everything people require makes vehicle repairs so expensive.

2007-2021 Toyota Tundra Strut Replacement (VIDEO)

Follow along the step by step installation process for struts on 2007-2021 Toyota Tundra’s. This video is sponsored by PRT.

Staying Engaged Over Break

Here are 5 things you can do to keep your mind engaged while you are on break.

Iron Bars Prove No Match For MindGames Players

Are you on the Most Wanted list? These and all winners will receive a $10 gift card to McDonald’s.