Page 10 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • April 22, 2009 Ho-Ho-Kus Jottings VFW, American Legion hold joint recruitment The members of the Washington Elm Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 192 (HoHo-Kus/Ridgewood) in Ho-Ho-Kus and the American Legion’s Ridgewood Post 53 in Ridgewood will conduct a joint recruiting event, weather permitting, on April 25. The two groups will be at the Ho-Ho-Kus Post Office from 9 a.m. until approximately 1 p.m. These two organizations principally cover Ridgewood, Ho-Ho-Kus, Saddle River, and Upper Saddle River. The Washington Elm VFW Post 192 with its 89 members was chartered by the National VFW in 1939. The American Legion’s Ridgewood Post 53 with its 97 members was chartered by the National American Legion in 1919. All military personnel on active duty or honorably discharged veterans unable to attend this joint recruiting event should contact Stanley Kober at (201) 445-1121 to see if they qualify to join VFW Post 192 or Bob Paoli at (201) 445-1738 to join the American Legion’s Ridgewood Post 53. Budget to be introduced The Borough of Ho-Ho-Kus will introduce the 2009 municipal budget on Tuesday, April 28 at 7 p.m. The regularly scheduled public meeting will immediately follow. The meeting will be held in the municipal building located at 333 Warren Avenue. Girls sought for Daisy Scouts In coming kindergarten girls and their mothers are invited to a meeting with this year’s three kindergarten Daisy troops on Saturday, May 30, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the multi-purpose room of the Ho-HoKus Public School. Learn about Scouting activities and meet future classmates and their parents. To register send an e-mail to by May 5. Gardeners offer scholarships Applications for the Ho-Ho-Kus Garden Club’s annual academic scholarship awards will be accepted until June 1. Established in memory of Nina McNamara and Charles Anderson, the scholarship fund is supported by the club’s annual Plant Sale, to be held this year on Saturday, May 16. To qualify, an applicant must be a current resident of Bergen County and an enrolled student studying or planning to study envi- ronmental science or related fields, including horticulture and botany. There is no age limit and returning students are encouraged to apply. Scholarships of up to $1,000 will be awarded. For an application or information, call Penny Baker at (201) 612-0252 or email HoHoKus School of Trade (continued from page 17) “This affiliation will truly benefit our organization by providing well-trained employees and offer an advantage to the graduates by providing an inside-track to a good career,” said Esposito. “There will always be a demand for skilled electricians and plumbers,” said Alan Concha, the school’s vice president and director. Students in the electrical apprenticeship program are taught the theory and skills necessary to install and maintain electrical devices and wiring in homes, factories, offices and other structures. The HoHoKus School of Trade provides complete handson workstations that allow students to learn electrical theory and procedures firsthand. Completion of this program is equal to a one-year, on-the-job apprenticeship experience. “The students do not need to have electrical backgrounds to be successful,” said Joe Pete, an electrical and professional engineer, certified energy practitioner and instructor for the electrical apprenticeship program. “More importantly, the program is endorsed at the highest levels providing fabulous opportunities for our graduates.” The fully accredited plumbing, heating, and pipefitting technology program at the HoHoKus School of Trades prepares students for a career in both residential and light commercial settings. Students are trained to install, repair and troubleshoot equipment. Classroom instruction includes blueprint reading, joining and soldering, and safety and building code procedures. Upon completion, students earn the equivalent of one year of on-thejob apprenticeship experience and are pre- pared to accept positions as an apprentice plumber or plumber’s assistant. According to the nonprofit agency, Jobs for the Future, most building-related industries are having trouble finding reliable workers with the skills they require. More than 20,000 job openings with opportunities for advancement are expected each year. Asked who makes a good plumber, Ralph Wetzel, first vice president of the NJPHCC, said, “Someone who enjoys working with their hands, is able to conceptualize the flow of liquids, as well as read and follow required codes. “HoHoKus graduates of the plumbing apprenticeship program will always be in demand,” Wetzel added. Owned and operated by Eastwick Education, Eastwick College and the HoHoKus Schools are among the leading career colleges in the tri-state area. In addition to HoHoKus School of Trade in Paterson, Eastwick Education owns Eastwick College in Ramsey, HoHoKusRETS in Nutley, HoHoKus Hackensack, and HoHoKus at Bergen Regional Medical Center in Paramus. “HoHoKus School of Trade and Technical Sciences offers programs that are on the edge of technology, providing our graduates with skills for the modern job market,” said Eastwick. “In addition, we consistently maintain one of the highest graduate job-placement rates in the nation.” For more information, visit the HoHoKus School of Trade and Technical Sciences, at 634 Market Street in Paterson, call (800) 646-WELD, or visit online at ���������������� ����������� The Villadom TIMES is giving you the opportunity to present your quality services and merchandise in its special Home Improvement & Decorating section. In The Villadom TIMES, you’ll get the exposure you need in 56,300 homes right in your market area. 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