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Kelsey Webb 

OHP hosts Dr. Earl Sloan reception

The Ohio Hi-Point Career Center’s students and staff had an opportunity to thank a vital supporter of the career center, The Sloan Foundation, during a celebration for the late Dr. Earl Sloan.

The annual event, which was held in the Sloan Inn on Wednesday afternoon, was attended by Sloan Trustees to hear students talk about preparing for career success with the equipment provided by the Sloan Foundation.

Student speakers included Jordan Erevia (Multimedia Marketing, Benjamin Logan), Jordan Craig (Professional Turf and Landscaping, Benjamin Logan) and Dixon Shapiro (Electronics Engineering, Marysville).

Electronics Engineering students, Dixon Shapiro, speaks to the Sloan Foundation.

Printing and Graphics students Zack Prater (Benjamin Logan) and Kayla Snyder (Marysville) showcased an augmented reality presentation to the trustees while Multimedia Marketing students Jordan Erevia and Andrew Felty (Benjamin Logan) produced a video showcasing multiple labs with advanced technology made possible by the Sloan Foundation.

Special guest, Ted Bunn, Managing Director at Atlantic Trust, spoke to staff and students saying, “Students allow the legacy of Dr. Earl Sloan to continue. They are the inspiration face to the work we do when we hear and watch students work with robots, programming and cutting-edge technology to have a leg-up in the workforce.”

Ted Bunn, Managing Director at Atlantic Trust, said students were "the inspiration face behind the work we do."

The support of the Trustees has pushed Ohio Hi-Point to the front lines of advanced technology; providing robots, programming, medical equipment, digital technology and much more to students who attend Ohio Hi-Point from 14 partner schools.

Dr. Earl Sloan, in his Last Will and Testament, established the Sloan Foundation in 1920. Sloan listed the Trustees to establish and maintain a school for teaching trade education to students in Logan County.

To date, the Sloan Foundation has given over seven million dollars to benefit students in Logan County.

Auto Collision instructor, Bob Newland, speaks to a member of the Sloan Foundation.

 

Kelsey Webb 

OHP Launches Instagram, Encourages Students to #ShareYourStory

The Ohio Hi-Point Career Center is on Instagram.

The career center moved to the popular photo-sharing mobile app this summer. The account’s handle is @ohiohipoint and will feature behind-the-scenes photos in and around Hi-Point’s main campus and satellite locations, photos from the archives (known as throwback Thursday or #TBT), as well as showcase photos from students during the school year.

Students will have the opportunity to showcase what they’re doing in their program lab and their career-tech student organization (CTSO). Students are encouraged to #ShareYourStory, and upload photos to Instagram, using the hashtags #ShareYourStory and #OhioHiPoint so others can find the photos.

The photos will be “regramed” throughout the week on Ohio Hi-Point’s Instagram account and some photos will land on the district website and Facebook page.

“We realized more and more students were moving to Instagram,” commented Kelsey Giesler, Ohio Hi-Point communications coordinator, on the move to the growing social media site, “studies show that visuals draw 50 percent more interaction than a normal status update, so this was the perfect avenue to connect with them.”

However, the goal, states Giesler, goes beyond connecting with the students. “Our goal is to encourage interaction between main campus students, satellite students and potential students while having the opportunity to create an online scrapbook.

We love to share student success stories, but having the students take charge of showing off what they’re doing? That’s bringing a story alive.”

Using the hashtags #OhioHiPoint and #ShareYourStory, students will have created a pocket in the social media realm to communicate and explore what others are doing in CTE.

“Students who are enrolled in CTE programs share a commonality for hands-on, real-world preparation. We don’t want to be isolated, instead, we want to have a community where a CTE student from Upper Scioto Valley can see what a CTE student is doing in Marysville or Riverside.”

Giesler will oversee the channel, but she adds that students will be the power behind the success of the channel.

“The students will have the ability to tell a story through photos, so why write a thousand words, when a photo of a Starbucks coffee with an Earlybird filter can tell it for you?”

So what’s your story? Find us, follow us and #ShareYourStory. Make sure you also use the hashtag #OhioHiPoint.

As the career center’s account grows, a random winner will be selected for every 50 followers gained to receive a VISA gift card.

 

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