Greene County Career Center News
- Career Center has a State HOSA Officer
- Showcase Held at ARC for New Equine, Veterinary Students
- Building Upgrades Nearing Completion
- HOSA Community Awareness Team Places in Top 10 in America
- Adult Workforce Education Bolsters Marketing Efforts
- “Fun Facts” of the Week
Career Center has a State HOSA Officer:
I am very pleased to announce that the Greene County Career Center has a State CTSO Officer. Ally Hutchinson has been selected as the State HOSA Secretary. She is a senior in Allied Health Technology and is from Fairborn High School. Of the entire membership of over 2,000 students, in the state of Ohio, only 7 students are selected to lead the organization. Ally is one of them. We will be bringing her to a future Board of Education meeting so that you can meet her. This is an amazing success story for the Career Center.
Showcase Held at ARC for New Equine, Veterinary Students:
A special showcase was held August 15 at the Agricultural Research Center (ARC) for students and their families enrolled in the new Equine Science and Veterinary Science programs. The night gave instructors Katie Finkes and Dr. Kelly Rickabaugh a chance to meet their students and welcome them to the new facility. A cookout was led by FFA alumnus Bobby King of Xenia. Students in the two new programs will spend half of their school day at the ARC for their career-technical instruction then take their academic instruction at the Career Center's main campus. School begins for these programs on Tuesday, August 21.
Building Upgrades Nearing Completion:
Maintenance and Technology have been working tirelessly getting GCCC ready for the start of the 2012-13 school year. In addition to the usual summer upgrades and repairs, maintenance has been busy waxing the floors in preparation for Back to School Night on August 16. Air conditioning/heating work in the 200 hallway has been completed and inspection is pending. For the first time since the building was completed in 1967 rooms in the 200 hallway will have individual temperature controls.
Cosmetology will be moving into their new lab off the front lobby and will welcome the Class of 2014 on Thursday. Technology reports that 286 new computers have been installed or are in the process of being readied for the benefit of students and staff.
HOSA Community Awareness Team Places in Top 10 in America:
The Community Awareness Team of Sierra Click (Fairborn), Sarah Doyle (Fairborn), Samantha Hanson (Greeneview) and Eryka Null (Greeneview) placed eighth at this summer’s HOSA National Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida. The group presented their project detailing the importance of Heimlich Maneuver instruction to restaurant workers. The group trained workers at a number of area eateries, including Young’s Jersey Dairy, pictured above.
Adult Workforce Education Bolsters Marketing Efforts:
The Adult Workforce Education division has stepped up its marketing efforts this summer with TV, radio, movie theater advertising and more. The TV ads promote three specific areas of AWE instruction and can be seen in Greene County on a wide range of Time-Warner Cable channels. They can also be viewed at our GreeneTube web site at http://greenetube.com/videos.php?c=6
The radio spots are running on WHIO-AM/FM, K99.1, Hot 102.9, Click 101.5, Mix 107.7, 103.9 The X, 99.9 and WBZI. Short commercials are running during movie previews at The Greene and Fairfield Commons and are also visible in the theater lobbies. The movie ads promote both adult and secondary programming. For the first time, we are also running audio commercials on RTA buses in Eastern Montgomery County and Greene County. Web search engine leveraging is also underway to direct more traffic to the Career Center web site.
“Fun Facts” of the Week:
- Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his cap to keep him cool! He changed it every 2 innings!
- The moon is 27 percent the size of the earth!
- The New York football Giants of 1927 allowed only 3 touchdowns and 20 points all season.
- One bushel of corn will sweeten more than 400 cans of soda.
- Pittsburgh is the only city where all major sports teams have the same colors: Black and gold.
Daniel J. Schroer
Greene County Career Center
An Ohio University System Post-Secondary Provider
2960 West Enon Road
Xenia, Ohio 45385
937-372-6941 ext. 101 (office)