For several years, PCTVS and Route 23 Auto Mall have enjoyed a mutually beneficial partnership through their engagement with PCTI’s School of Automotive Technology and School of Business Careers. Through this collaboration, Route 23 Auto Mall has hired students from the School of Automotive Technology program via the Cooperative Education Program and after graduation to work at their facility. Owner Scott Barna has been instrumental in the success of this partnership and has showcased a true devotion to students’ achievement. Additionally, Mr. Barna and service managers from Route 23 Auto Mall are valued members of PCTI’s Advisory Committee, in which they provide Shadowing Trips and share valuable input for PCTI’s automotive program and car shows.
Route 23 Auto Mall continues to uphold a steadfast commitment to students’ success which is further demonstrated in Mr. Barna’s collaboration with students of PCTI’s School of Business Careers. He organized an engaging and educational contest for Business students in which participants were challenged to develop the best strategies to enhance the company's business model. Mr. Barna generously awarded the winning team members with MacBook Air laptops to enhance their education!
PCTVS would like to thank Route 23 Auto Mall for their continued support and commitment to the students of Passaic County Technical-Vocational Schools! Your partnership has positively influenced our students’ skill development and has helped them achieve their goals. Congratulations to Route 23 Auto Mall for being selected as PCTVS’ 2019-2020 Business Partner of the Year!
Mark Cacace, Supervisor of Instruction at PCTI; Mr. Scott Barna, Owner of Route 23 Auto Mall; Michael Coscia, Commissioner of PCTVS Board of Education.