Sharing experiences with TCN sophomores
The Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) Student Ambassadors spoke to Tri-County North sophomores on Tuesday, Oct. 17. Speakers included Fletcher Durham – Architectural Design (Eaton), Ariel Richardson – Biotechnology (Eaton), and Zantiago Velasco – Culinary Arts (Tri-County North).
During the visit, ambassadors shared career technical training programs and college opportunities. MVCTC offers 40 career technical programs for high school juniors and seniors. MVCTC continues to prepare students for college and careers after high school. Over 85 percent of students earn college scholarships and over 93 percent of students are employed, in an apprenticeship, in the military, or enrolled in college six months after graduating.
All sophomores from the MVCTC 27-partner school districts have the opportunity to select two career programs to visit at MVCTC during the annual Sophomore Career Days. This year, Sophomore Career Days are scheduled November 28-30. The Annual MVCTC Sophomore Open House is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 30, from 4:30-7 p.m. For more information about Sophomore Career Days or visiting MVCTC, call 937-854-8056.
2013 Business Ownership Alumnus overcomes adversity
Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) 2013 Business Ownership completer Jeris Getter attributed MVCTC for letting him live his dream. Getter, a 2013 Tri-County North graduate, obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Indiana University. He concentrated on Marketing for his undergraduate degree and minored in Sports Marketing and Management.
Getter, who will soon be starting a MBA program, shared, “MVCTC allowed me to come out of my shell and turned me in to the professional you see today. As a kid with a disability, MVCTC made my transition into the business world and business school a lot easier.”
Getter is currently an Assistant Football Coach at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana. He explained how MVCTC made this possible, “MVCTC allowed me to obtain leadership qualities to help lead an NCAA football program. If it wasn’t for MVCTC I wouldn’t be living my dream”.
The MVCTC Business Ownership program teaches students many aspects of owning and managing a business. Students will study management techniques, finance, marketing, and human resources. Business Ownership students have the opportunity to participate in Advanced Placement options, and obtain Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certifications. This is a Tech Prep program, which means any student meeting the requirements will earn a $3,000 scholarship to Sinclair.
For more information about the MVCTC Business Ownership program, visit www.mvctc.com/pm.
Students share experiences with Preble Shawnee sophomores
The Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) Student Ambassadors spoke to sophomores at Preble Shawnee on Sept. 11. Ambassadors included: Alyxandria Adams – Medical Office Management (Preble Shawnee), Isaiah Hall – Digital Design (Miamisburg), Logan Hayes – Sports Management and Marketing (Miami East), and Erin Shipe – Veterinary Science (Milton-Union.)
For Immediate Release- September 2017
MVCTC SkillsUSA Chapter 1 focuses on positivity and teamwork
Submitted by Sela McCall
The Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) SkillsUSA Chapter I held its first meeting on Sept. 24. The meeting included the introduction of the SkillsUSA officers followed by guest speaker Mark Ewald, Assistant Football Coach for the University of Dayton Flyers. Mr. Ewald talked about team work and staying positive.
The 2017-2018 SkillsUSA Chapter I Officers are:
• President – Carly Newman, Dental Assistant, Milton-Union
• Vice President – Kaylee Hopsecker, Cosmetology, Wayne
• Secretary – Maddison Morrison, Cosmetology, Tippecanoe
• Treasurer – Kaitlyn Bemis, Dental Assistant, Valley View
• Reporter – Sela McCall, Cosmetology, Northmont
• Parliamentarian – Brooklyn Sizemore, Cosmetology, Eaton
• Historian – Emma Tobias, Dental Assistant, Tri-County North
• Student Ambassador – Lupe Arrona, Cosmetology, Mississinawa Valley
• Student Ambassador –Chloe Baker, Dental Assistant, Northridge
Guest speaker Mark Ewald spoke about his personal struggles in life and how he learned from them. He started by explaining the importance of being a good teammate to others and how if you see someone in need, you need to do what you can to help them because you never know what kind of impact you could have on someone’s life. He mentioned people that have inspired him throughout his life such as Jessica Tots, a young motivational speaker with no arms that learned to adapt with a positive mindset and Johnny Wilson, a young boy that stayed passionate and hopeful about football even when he couldn’t be on the team. “If you’re not showing emotion and passion, then you’re not chasing life”; one of the many inspirational quotes from Mr. Ewald.
To close the first SkillsUSA Chapter 1 meeting, we thanked Ewald for his presentation filled with inspiration we will carry with us throughout the school year. For the remainder of the meeting, students went outside to participate in a team building game.
The first SkillsUSA Chapter 1 meeting was a success filled with inspiration and excitement. We will continue to make new relationships and spread positivity throughout our programs and continue to improve MVCTC.