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Newest Location

Four County Career Center’s Adult Workforce Education Public Safety Division is pleased to announce the opening of it’s newest location in the Arrowhead Business Park in Maumee. The “Four County Career Center - Arrowhead” will be located at 1545 Holland Road, Suite D in Maumee, Ohio and will be able to meet the needs of the Toledo Metropolitan areas with the newest technology in fire and EMS education.


Four County Career Center - Arrowhead will offer nearly 4,000 square foot of classrooms and hands-on lab space. Not only will all levels of EMS and fire training take place, but they are also equipped to offer training in the American Heart Association - BLS/Healthcare Provider; Advanced Cardiac Life Support; Pediatric Advanced Life Support; Pediatric Emergencies for Pre-hospital Providers; continuing education by topics every month; and the newest addition....a Critical Care Training Program.


Join us at our Open House on October 8, 2014 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. or check out the Four County Career Center’s website at www.fourcounty.net for more information on all the educational opportunities available.


Remembrance Day

As a tribute to those who lost their lives and to acknowledge the 13th Anniversary of 9-11, Four County Career Center students from the Fire & Rescue and Law Enforcement & Security Tactics along with instructors Tonya Fisher and Kevin Thomas, held a Remembrance Ceremony in honor of “Patriot Day.” During the ceremony the National Anthem was sung by Fire & Rescue student Sarah Relford (Evergreen), while Law Enforcement & Security Tactics students Alex Wierauch (Stryker) and Chris Willis (Ayersville) lowered the flag to half mast. Taps was played by Ellie Cichocki, Job Placement Coordinator, to conclude the ceremony. Always Remember--Don’t Ever Forget---09-11-01.


Safety Assembly

A safety assembly for over 500 new Four County Career Center students was recently held at the school. The assembly was held to promote safety in the Career Center for all students, personnel, and visitors.

Ohio State Highway Patrol Lieutenant Jerrod A. Savidge and Henry County Sheriff Michael Bodenbender both stressed the importance of safe driving habits. They emphasized that obeying traffic laws is vital as well as paying attention to speed limits and the actions of other drivers.

Kevin Thomas, Law Enforcement & Security Tactics instructor at the Career Center, also spoke to the students about lab safety issues and general school safety procedures on the school grounds.

A film covering the importance of using seat belts was also shown, which included testimonials from sports and other public figures whose lives have been saved because they use their seat belts.

The assembly was organized by the Four County Career Center Safety Committee as a part of a yearlong safety drive.

Throughout the year presentations on tool safety, safety in the workplace, proper handling of industrial materials, and other safety situations will be presented to the students.


Dedication Ceremony

The Dedication Ceremony for the new addition at Four County Career Center was held Thursday evening. Superintendent Tim Meister opened the ceremony while William Spiess, past Superintendent, thanked the Board of Education and voters for their support and funding to be able to complete the project. They both emphasized that the new addition was not only built for needed space but most importantly for the safety of the students and staff. State Representative Tony Burkley and Kathy Shaver, Senior District Representative for Congressman Bob Latta, both spoke of their support of career and technical education and the need for facilities such as the Career Center in Ohio.


Following the official dedication by the Board of Education President Nona Liechty, Shaver presented a flag, on behalf of Congressman Latta, that was flown for Four County Career Center over the United States Capital in honor of their new addition.


The community was also able to view the completed project throughout the evening. which includes a new secure front entrance, two new classrooms and a multi-purpose room for large group events. Four County Career Center would like to thank the voters in Defiance, Fulton, Henry and Williams counties and are proud to be a part of these communities.


Shown above during the presentation are (LEFT TO RIGHT) Liechty; Shaver; and Burkley.


2014-2015 New Staff

The Career Center is welcoming eight new staff members for the 2014-2015 school year.

Nola Rosebrock is the new Intervention Specialist at the Career Center. She holds a bachelor’s degree in deaf education with a certification as an intervention specialist from Bowling Green State University. She has been in education for eight years. Nola lives in Ridgeville Corners and has three children and four grandchildren.

The new Vocational Special Education Coordinator is Jennifer Nagel. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in hearing impaired & intervention specialist as well as a master’s degree in special education from Bowling Green State University and has been in education for the past twelve years. Jennifer lives in Defiance.

Taking the position of Intervention Specialist-ESC is Jody Dille. She holds a bachelor’s degree in special education from The Defiance College and has worked in education for the past nineteen years. Jody lives in Napoleon with her husband, Patrick and they have two children.

The new Social Studies instructor is Brandon Brywczynski. Brandon obtained his bachelor’s degrees in social studies and history from the University of Toledo and his master’s degree in education from Waldon University and has been in education for the past six years. He lives in Delta with his wife, Elissa and they have two daughters.

Kristen Boyer is the new Vocational Special Education Coordinator at the Career Center. She holds a bachelor’s degree in education and intervention specialist from Bowling Green State University. She has been in education for the past four years. Kristen lives in Delta with her husband, Bill.

Taking the position of HVAC & Plumbing instructor is Steven Steingass. Steven is a past graduate of the Career Center and obtained his associate’s degree in construction engineering from Northwest State Community College. For the past twenty-five years Steven has been the owner of S & N Builders and will be obtaining his teaching certification from the University of Toledo. He lives in Defiance with his wife, Dala and they have four children.

Curtis Miller is the new Carpentry Instructor at the Career Center. Curtis is a past graduate of the Career Center and has spent the past eight years working in the building trades at Fraker & Wyse Construction. He will be obtaining his teaching certification from the University of Toledo. Curtis lives in Wauseon with his wife, Lacee.

The new Diesel Mechanics Instructor is Denton Blue. Denton is a past graduate of the Career Center and has worked for Robert Blue Trucking for the past fourteen years. He will obtain his teaching certification from the University of Toledo. Toby lives in Holgate with his wife, MacKenzie.

New staff members shown above are (FRONT - LEFT TO RIGHT) Nola Rosebrock, Intervention Specialist; Jennifer Nagel, Vocational Special Education Coordinator; Jody Dille, Intervention Specialist-ESC; Brandon Brywczynski, Social Studies Instructor; (BACK - LEFT TO RIGHT) Tim Meister, Superintendent; Kristen Boyer, Vocational Special Education Coordinator; Steven Steingass, HVAC & Plumbing Instructor; Curtis Miller, Carpentry Instructor; Denton Blue, Diesel Mechanics Instructor; and Rick Bachman, Director of Career & Technical Education.


Packet Pick Up Days

To prepare them for the start of school on Tuesday, August 19 at 9:00 a.m., students attending Four County Career Center picked up their packets containing their schedules and other important information for the year.

 

 

 

 

 


Train the Trainer Workshop

Four County Career Center Cosmetology instructors recently attended the “Train the Trainer” workshop to be able to stay current with industry standards and products to teach the students in the Cosmetology program at the school. Judith Moore (FRONT CENTER), Regional Color Specialist for Paul Mitchell demonstrated color techniques and products. Shown above during the workshop are Career Center Cosmetology instructors (LEFT TO RIGHT) Kim Dunbar, Krista Whetro, and Jill Westhoven.