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Kelsey Webb 

Students Recognized During Second Nine Weeks Certification Ceremony

Ohio Hi-Point Career Center celebrated the accomplishments of students who achieved industry credentials during the second nine weeks. The ceremony was hosted by Ryan Burroughs, Taylor Tinsley, Sierra Spires, Bobby Shields, Drew Alvarez, Shannon Eagy and Brooke Detrick.

Several students received the 10-hour The Occupational Safety and Health Association certification (OSHA) Training Certification. Matt Adams, Lex Andrews, Hadden Brinkman, Wesley Combs, Connor Daniels, Chris Fulmer, Hunter Goings, Craig Green, Forest Guthrie, Wesley Kidder, Jonathan Klingler, RJ Lackey, Lewie Latham, Skyler Lotz, Derek Manley, Bailey Mitchem, Harley Pittman, Gage Reisinger and Adam Rinker displayed exemplary understanding of Federal requirements for a safe and productive workplace.

10-hour OSHA Certification

Dakota Alexander, Zach Cantrell, Kennedy Collinsworth, Phillip Corwin, Shanon Eagy, Kaitlin Fazio, Tori Fraley, Isaiah Garrison and Taylor Tinsley received a certificate after participating in a Job Interview Contest.

Job Interview Contest

Five Culinary students received the ServSafe Manager Certification. Desiree Caster, Emily Carl, Talla Irwin, Kelsey Slavin and Magan Johnston displayed knowledge of foodborne illness, how to prevent it and how to train employees in food sanitation.

ServSafe Manager Certification

Desiree Caster and Sierra Spires also received the Foundations of Restaurant Management Certification.

Foundations of Restaurant Management Certification

Sandra Alspaugh, Tesla Billenstein, Laura Henry, Alexis Rensing and Sierra Spires, all Culinary students, received the ServSafe Food Handler Certification.

ServSafe Food Handler Certification

Multimedia Students, Danielle Lord and Garrett Reed, placed second and third, respectively, in graphic design at the 2015 Maker Fest Competition.

2015 Maker Fest

Several career pathways at Ohio Hi-Point are part of SkillsUSA. For 2015/2016, the Ohio Hi-Point SkillsUSA Regional Voting Delegates are Isaiah Garrison, Brooklyn Meadows, Bailey Righter, Janell Scott, Taylor Tinsley.

SkillsUSA Regional Voting Delegates

Spencer Breeding, Tara Deardurff, Alexa Klingler, Dakota McAlexander and Amy Teagarden are Ohio Hi-Point SkillsUSA Regional Officer Candidates.

SkillsUSA Regional Officer Candidates

Several SkillsUSA students earned the SkillsUSA Local Officer Stateman Award. Shyann Ashbrook, Shayann Baum, John Brandeberry, Chad Brandyberry, Ethan Bryant, Ryan Burroughs, Kacie Bush, Zac Cantrell, Phillip Craig, James Cushwa, Brooke Detrick, Dominique Edwards, William Francis, Brandon Haggard, Kolton Hawn, Addison Hawn, Andrea Holcomb, Devon Huffman, Morgan Johnson, KC Jones, Justin Jordan, Julia Keiser Derek Manley, Alexis Mays, CJ Miller, Kayla Oakley, Ethan Palmer, Kaytlin Predmore, Gage Reisinger, Kimberly Reynolds, Grace Robinson, Bella Rodgers, Brandon Rose, Janell Scott, Skylar Shepard, Kierstynn Terry, Hannah Williams, Kelsey Woodham, Maisy Woodrum, Jordan Young and Kristen Zimmerman earned this distinction.


SkillsUSA Stateman Award



Kelsey Webb 

Students bank skills to earn paycheck through School-To-Work program

Thomas Hole (left) and Jared Lattimer (right) are working on a residential home in Longview Cove near Indian Lake.

BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio- Thomas Hole and Jared Lattimer are taking advantage of Ohio Hi-Point Career Center’s School-To-Work program, an opportunity for Ohio Hi-Point students to work part of the school day in their career field while earning a paycheck.

Hole (Bellefontaine High School) and Lattimer (Indian Lake High School), both senior Structural Construction students, are just two of the nearly 20 School-To-Work students this year.

There are four levels of participation available to students interested in School-To-Work: Internship/Apprenticeship, Advanced Job Placement, Early Placement and Job Shadowing/Mentoring. Each level has varying eligibility requirements.

Hole and Lattimer were approved for the Apprentice/Internship program, the top School-To-Work level, with a 2.5 GPA and at least 95 percent attendance. They also submitted an application and went through an interview process before gaining employment with Prime Construction in Huntsville.

The students will put in about 750 hours with Prime Construction working at Longview Cove near Indian Lake over the course of the school year.

On the job site, the pair reports to site foreman, Shawn Martin, who assigns responsibilities to them. Job responsibilities include framing, drywalling, painting, pouring concrete, putting in cabinets and doors as well as cleaning the house each week for open houses to provide a great first impression to those walking through the house.

Jared installs drawers in the kitchen.

“The expectations are high out on the job site,” said Lattimer, “It’s fast-paced and you can’t mess up out here. You really need to know what you’re doing. Mr. Marstellar (Ohio Hi-Point’s Structural Construction instructor) always says in addition to knowing the trade you need to be a good problem-solver to excel in the industry.”

Martin agreed saying, “Each task they complete reflects on the quality of work they were taught and what we expect in the industry. The School-To-Work program is a great opportunity for them to sharpen the skills they’ve learned at the career center.”

The School-To-Work program not only gives students a first-hand look at a career, but also opens the door to job opportunities and networking resources.

“Working with the guys that have years of experience is extremely rewarding,” said Hole, “it gives both of us a new outlook on the industry. When you think that a house will probably be the most expensive thing you own, I want to have the knowledge to make smart decisions and know what to look for in a home.”

The house Hole and Lattimer are working on is the first of many construction projects. Once complete, the Prime Construction crew will move to a new lot to begin building another residential home.

Ross Duff, manger at Duff Quarry, works closely with the Ohio Hi-Point Structural Construction program and says the opportunities in construction- both residential and commercial- are booming. “We need skilled workers right here in Logan County. This is an excellent career choice and an excellent opportunity for students completing the construction program at Ohio Hi-Point to earn a great living.”

According to the Associated General Contractors of America, 6.4 million people are working residential and commercial construction as of August 2015, an increase of 3.6 percent from 2014. In the Columbus area, construction has seen a six percent increase.

Martin added, “The School-To-Work program is so valuable to both parties- students and businesses- because the students are investing the time into a career and company that they may want to pursue, and the businesses are able to use their skills and talents.”

Thomas works on installing drywall in the house.

Hole and Lattimer feel fortunate to work with Prime Construction. Both agree they can appreciate the industry and the work they do because, “we see guys like Shawn and Randy working with such precision to make everything perfect and it really motivates us to work harder.”

After graduation, Hole plans to attend Rhodes State College for concrete technology while Lattimer is looking forward to earning his electrician journeyman license and then hopes to pursue the plumbing journeyman license.

Any business that is interested in being a partner for the School-To-Work program is encouraged to email Bob Newland, School-To-Work coordinator, at

More information about the career programs at Ohio Hi-Point, as well as the opportunities that extend past the career center, including School-To-Work, can be found at


L->R: Jared Lattimer and Thomas Hole stand with site foreman, Shawn Martin, on the job site.

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