Thursday, March 11th, 2010

The Morris County Board of Freeholders on March 10 recognized a student at the Morris County School of Technology for having been selected for a new internship program aimed at teaching green energy technology.

Jillian Young of Newfoundland received a $1,000 check for her scholastic achievement in green energy technology while interning with the Morris County Park Commission.

“The green internship is a wonderful program that prepares students for the emerging green economy,” said Freeholder Director Gene Feyl. “It gives the students hands-on experience with the technologies that will be central to our economic future.”

The internship program was developed by the NJAC Foundation, an educational nonprofit run by the New Jersey Association of Counties, in conjunction with the vocational-technical schools in the state. The program is funded by Wal-Mart.

It is also hoped the internship program will encourage students to pursue careers in green technologies in county government.