Promoting GCCC programs and services is on-going, especially during Career and Technical Education Month. Today we welcome sophomores to visit during one of our Greene Days. Those interested in applying for next school year or want to further exam their decisions can spend the day in programs of their choice. Ray Fanning from Greeneview spent time today using virtual reality equipment in our Construction Technology program.
Greene County Career Center’s Information Technology program will be sending 10 competitors to the upcoming Business Professionals of America State Leadership Conference in Columbus thanks to outstanding performances in a variety of skills competitions. The state competition will be held March 12 at the Hyatt Regency. Four individuals earned gold medals at the recent regional competition while one team placed first in their event. Winning their events were Andrew Bonza (Beavercreek) in PC Servicing and Troubleshooting, Tristan Campbell (Fairborn) in Computer Security, Jacob Hyer (Xenia) in Advanced Spreadsheet Applications, Kaden Walker (Beavercreek) in Basic Office Systems and Procedures, and the team of Trevor Rathburn (Fairborn) and Alla’Eldeen Idrees (Xenia) in Network Design.
Greene County Career Center is not just moving into a new decade, but also transitioning into a new facility in 2020. While keeping with the mission of building the local workforce, the school will also move forward with a new logo. Designed by Rick Mack, a GCCC teacher and partner in Mack and Morris Entertainment, the logo features bold blue colors while still incorporating the recognizable “G” of years past. It replaces a green logo that dates back to the late 1990’s. “With an incredible new facility provided by our voters, we felt it was time to freshen up our branding as well,” said Greene County Career Center Superintendent David Deskins. “We are very pleased with the final product and believe it shows forward movement forward as we head into the next era. We have worked hard to continually improve the standard of excellence by our teaching staff and wanted the new logo to reflect that forward seeking energy.”
Our annual Open House and Chili Supper is Thursday, Jan. 16 from 5-7 p.m. Families of prospective students can learn more about career-technical programs, academic offerings, scholarship opportunities, placement programs and work-based learning. Our teaching staff will be on hand to answer any questions. The event is free and open to the public.
Social studies teacher John Wilson has been named recipient of an Ohio Civil Rights Commission Excellence in Teaching Diversity Award. He will be honored at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Art, Essay and Multimedia Contest awards ceremony on February 27, 2020 at the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) in Columbus.
Four Power Equipment Mechanics seniors have earned Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Section 609 Certifications. This EPA-approved program allows certified technicians to repair air conditioning units on all makes of cars and trucks. Industry certifications ensure employers that our students are ready for the workforce. Earning certifications were Camille Hughes (Xenia), Trevor Bowers (Bellbrook), Justin Comperry (Beavercreek and Joseph Osborne (Beavercreek). Mike Spahr teaches Power Equipment Mechanics.
“The news that two of our students were involved in this terrible accident is an incredible loss to our entire school community, and we join their family, friends and loved ones in mourning them. All of us are deeply saddened by this news, and we have mobilized resources to support our students, faculty and staff, and have arranged to have counselors onsite Thursday and Friday to help them process their grief.” - Dave Deskins, Superintendent, Greene County Career Center
Greene County Career Center celebrated the hanging of the final high beam on the new facility during the traditional topping out ceremony on Oct. 3. Speakers included Superintendent David Deskins, board member Gail Martindale, Xenia Mayor Sarah Mays, State Senator Bob Hackett and former Ohio Governor Bob Taft.