Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Mark your calendars and plan to be at “Taste of The Future” at our main campus in Bellefontaine Thursday November 17th 4:00pm-7:30pm. Adult Education will be there promoting our programs along side the high school programs. In addition to finding valuable program information there will be:
10 local restraunts (yum!)
Businesses looking to hire
A photo booth
current students showing off their technical skills with free 5 minute chair massages, blood pressure checks and handwashing demonstrations
You can try out your skills on some of our hands on trainer
Fill out your FAFSA-get funding for school!
We hope to see you there!
Thursday, October 27, 2011
I read a very intersting artical today that reminded me of the difference we are making in our graduates lives at Ohio Hi-Point Career Center. ”Beyond Home Ec: Vocational Programs Are a Good Investment” at http://www.aei.org/article/104299 reminds us that we are preparing our students for SUCCESS! Our Career Technical Education (CTE) progrms offer high demand job opportunites and it is a huge bonus that the training is relatively short-term compared to two and four year post secondary institutions. Shorter training means less cost in the end because students are able to come out of our programs with less loan debt. Our graduates have a headstart in time, finances and career outlook.
I pulled a few highlights of this artical just for your enjoyment!
“Every time the economy goes south, we hear from the Harvard-educated bartender, the taxi driver with a master’s degree in art history, or the philosophy major who’s moved back in with his parents, shipping out résumé after fruitless résumé………..We told you that the way to get ahead in America was to get educated. You did it. And now you find yourself in the same place, but buried under debt……Some of these talented people would no doubt have been better served by an education more directly tied to the jobs they so desperately need.”
“employment projections suggest that prioritizing only bachelor’s-degree production is a mistake.”
“For post-secondary students, evidence is mounting that the payoff for occupational-certificate programs of at least one year can be quite large–often outweighing the benefits of an associate or bachelor’s degree.”
“it should not be a surprise that innovative Career Technical Education (CTE) programs have proven successful. They teach practical, marketable skills and are tightly linked to employer demand in high-growth industries. Many of them feature a heavy dose of on-the-job training and apprenticeships that introduce students to local employers and provide them with the personal relationships that often underlie the labor market.”
“Most are focused on preparing students for such growing industries as health care, information technology, and engineering. Most important, they are closely linked to local employers.”
“With some initiative and imagination, policymakers and leaders in the private sector can transform CTE from an educational backwater into an engine of our economic recovery.”
Ohio Hi-Point Career Center –Adult and Continuing Education is coming to you! We have locations throughout our 5 county service areas where classes are held. Our campus’ include Bellefontaine (Main Campus), Urbana (South Campus), Kenton (North Campus) and Marysville! We also have several sites for ABLE classes. Our goal is to make coming to class… Read full post
It is hard not to notice all of the job opportunities for our Ohio Hi-Point Career Center students. We have employers calling us, asking us to send them our graduates! Come to Ohio Hi-Point Career Center and enroll in one of our many Adult Education programs so you can be one of the candidates we… Read full post
Q: What is a CHAMPION for Career Technical Education? A: Students, Alumni, Parents, Staff, Business and Industry Partners. On Wednesday, April 13th career-technical education students and staff around Ohio attended the annual Student Legislative Luncheon hosted by the Ohio Association for Career Technical Education (OACTE). Ohio Hi-Point Career Center was well represented at this event with students… Read full post
At the end of this month, many Ohio Hi-Point Career Center students in the Adult Education full-time programs are entering into their final quarter. How exciting! In just 3 months, these students will be ready to go out into the work force, starting a new, productive, and prosperous chapter in their lives. The testimonies of these… Read full post
It’s the most wonderful time of the year….Tax Season!!! Okay, so that may not be true, but it is a great time to fill out your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), which could mean financial aid for you to return to or continue on to post-secondary education. Hey, that sounds nice. When I… Read full post
Ohio Hi-Point Career Center held our 2nd annual Diversity Workshop for all adult full-time students and Adult Education staff on January 13, 2011. Guest Speakers Chief Master Sergeant Lee Burgy and Senior Master Sergeant Thomas Oswald from the Ohio Air National Guard came to speak with us about diversity in the workplace, tolerance, understanding and… Read full post
Students in the Adult Education classes at Ohio Hi-Point Career Center are graduating December 16th with credentials in high demand career fields such as Practical Nursing, HVAC, Health Information Technology, and Integrated Systems Technology. The video below highlights the Mock Interviews students complete as part of their Professional and Vocational Readiness class. These Mock Interviews give students… Read full post
“Taste of the Future” was a huge success! In addition to all the great food, there were plenty of potential students soaking in the wealth of information available to them for continuing education. Many people came specifically to learn more about our Adult Education Programs at Ohio Hi-Point Career Center and other post-secondary school options. I particularly enjoyed… Read full post