A Cape May County ice sculptor was among those honored recently by county vocational schools as 2017 business partners of the year.

Cape May County Technical School District recognized chef-sculptor Douglas Gomersall, the owner/operator of Living Ice in Cape May.

For the past 17 years, Gomersall has been demonstrating his ice-carving talents and sharing his skills and knowledge with the students in the culinary arts, pre-engineering, commercial art and career exploratory programs.

New Jersey’s 21 county vocational-technical school districts each recognize an outstanding business partner annually.

Scott Moffitt, president of the New Jersey Council of County Vocational Technical Schools, said the key to successful career and technical education is the active involvement of business and industry representatives.

“Businesses need to create a technically trained workforce for the future. Students need to see real pathways for success in their chosen fields. Bringing the two together in a committed process requires significant effort, and the business partners we honor this year demonstrate that,” Moffitt said.

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