Greene County Career Center’s adult Peace Office Basic Training held it’s spring graduation ceremony. Cadets who completed the program are ready to take the Ohio Peace Officers Training Academy (OPOTA) certification test. Passage of the written and physical fitness exams allow them to be hired at any law enforcement agency in Ohio. The following will be taking the OPOTA certification test: Justin Bennett, Austin Blevins, Chrystal Bowers, Alec Denker, Andrew Dyer, Nathaniel Fasick, Tanner Green, Kevin Grime,s Kayla Gudgell, Eric Handorf, Everett Harding, Riley Hensley, Auston Hottinger, Jansen Kyer, Joseph LeVangie, Jordan Little, Daniel Rogers, Sarah Rose, Shania Thompson, Luke Veldman, Garrett Vlcek, Matthew Wheeldon and Anthony Wynn.
Career X teacher Lori Smith was recognized as the recipient of the Franklin B Walter Award winner for Ohio State Support Team Region 10. The Franklin B. Walter award is given to an educator or team from each of the 16 State Support Teams in Ohio who have made extraordinary contributions to the education of students with disabilities. This award is given in honor of the late Franklin B Walter, Superintendent of Public Instruction from 1977 until 1991, a post held longer than any other state superintendent in Ohio’s history. With over 50 years of service as a teacher and administrator, Dr. Walter’s leadership is evident in many of Ohio’s quality educational initiatives and programs. Among these is the development of the nation’s first statewide plan for children with disabilities. #greenecountycareercenter #buildingtheworkforce
Our annual Grandparents Day will be held Wednesday, May 22 with breakfast being served at 8:15. Juniors may invite their grandparents for the buffet then a visit to their career-technical lab. Photos will be take of each family group. Registration forms are in the front office. For more information contact Mr. Bolender at email@example.com.
Ms. Lori Smith, our Career Exploration teacher, was surprised today by Cyndi Brill from the Ohio Department of Education with a presentation honoring her outstanding work. The recognition comes in conjunction with Teacher Appreciation Week.
Greene County Career Center’s emphasis on building the workforce is proven once again as 21 Automotive Technology students earn one or more certifications through the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). They join more than 300,000 automotive professionals around the country with an ASE credential. Both juniors and seniors were tested recently in maintenance and light repair, electrical/electronic systems, engine performance, suspension and steering, brakes, automotive service technology and engine repair. Steven Erbaugh, himself a Greene County Career Center Automotive Technology graduate, serves as the program’s instructor. Students earning certifications include: Seniors - Gino Adducchio, Beavercreek; Dylan Creech, Xenia; Dharma Crocker, Yellow Springs; Isaiah Estep, Fairborn, Keith Gnau, Xenia; Nathaniel Hamilton, Xenia; Matthew Hellmund, Beavercreek; Vance Horsley, Cedarville; Bradley Litz, Beavercreek; Scott McHenry, Bellbrook; Cameron McPherson, Xenia; Hunter Nier, Cedarville; and Hunter Tinsley, Fairborn. Juniors - Daniel Barker, Beavercreek; James Giesseman, Greeneview; Jayson Kuhn, Beavercreek; Dylan Malone, Xenia; Luke Miller, Beavercreek; Dominick Passaro, Beavercreek; Paul Purdy, Bellbrook and Dominic Tolle, Fairborn.
Zachary Fosson, a junior from Xenia, placed fifth in the Extemporaneous Speech event at the Business Professionals of America State Leadership Conference in Columbus on March 15. Fosson is enrolled in the Information Technology program. Richard Kayser is the program teacher and BPA advisor at Greene County Career Center.
Juniors Justin Comperry (Beavercreek), Tatum Shepherd (Xenia), Trevor Bowers (Bellbrook) and Jason Mahaffey (Cedarville) recently passed the Equipment and Engine Training Council (EETC) 4-Stroke Engine Certification exam. The exam was a 150-question test on skills related to the diagnosis, service and repair of 4-stroke engines. These expert technicians are enrolled in the Power Equipment Mechanics program taught by Mike Spahr.