The event was held on October 27th, 2017 at the Ashland County West Holmes Career Center. There were over 300 sixth grade girls attending along with instructors from the career center, local businesses and visitors.
The purpose of this program for the students is to learn more about non-traditional careers. Animal veterinary science, auto tech, construction, criminal justice, engineering & design technology, network & electronics technology and robotics & advanced manufacturing were the career options presented.
The Teachers Boot Camp event was held on August 1st and 2nd, 2017 with a ceremonial dinner on August 8th. At this dinner, certificates were given to each participant along with a $250 stipend to be used in their classroom to help prepare students for the workplace. There were 15 area high school administrators and teachers along with one representative from Ashland University.
The purpose of the event was to have the educational participants visit area businesses and tour their facilities and learn firsthand what businesses are looking for from a potential employee.
Both high school and adult education students at Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center had the opportunity to meet over sixty businesses, organizations, and staffing agencies at a Career Fair held at the Career Center on Jan. 30th.
Prior to the Career Fair’s opening, exhibitors were led by students on a tour of the school and its programs. Representatives from Pomerene Hospital in Millersburg were appreciative of the tour saying, “We really enjoyed the tour and weren’t aware of everything that is offered here. It was good to meet the students, to hear their dreams, and to let them know what types of positions are available.”
The event was sponsored by Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center and the North Central Workforce Alliance and coordinated by Adrea Tennent, Human Resource Development Coordinator for ACWHCC’s Adult Education.