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Nomination Forms Available

Nomination forms for the Four County Career Center Wall of Fame and the Distinguished Service Award are now being taken. You can go to the website at www.fourcounty.net and fill out either of the forms electronically or print them out and send in a hard copy to Four County Career Center at 22-900 State Route 34, Archbold, Ohio 43502. Or, if you wish, you can call the school at 1-800-589-3334 and request a nomination form be mailed to you.

The deadline for submitting nominations is July 31, 2016. These awards are presented at the Fall Four County Career Center Advisory Committee reception. The requirements for the Wall of Fame are that the nominee has successfully completed his or her career program at least five years ago and has been successful in their career. The requirements for the Distinguished Service Award is someone who has been committed to bettering the school through their contributions to the Career Center and the communities it serves.

Four County Career Center currently has 106 outstanding members in its Wall of Fame and two Distinguished Service Award members who continue to inspire all of us..


Summer Work Experience

To keep our staff up-to-date with state-of-the-art technology, Four County Career Center staff members are eligible to participate in a Work Experience program sponsored by the Career Center. Staff have the opportunity to participate with a local employer in an internship experience in the area of their expertise. Following their internship time, the staff include the up-to-date training to give the best possible care to students attending the Career Center. The local internship site is not responsible for wages to staff during their training. Through these types of partnerships with local businesses, Four County Career Center exists to serve the people of northwest Ohio.

Shown above is Linda Mahnke, School Nurse (LEFT) who had the opportunity to work at the Community Health Center of Branch County in Coldwater, Michigan. Linda is shown working with Marion Labadie, RN and Director of the Emergency Room (RIGHT). Linda will utilize the training she received to better care for the students and employees at the Career Center. She is also learning new medications and the latest advances in the medical field.

 

Shown above is Mike Nye, Sports Fitness & Exercise Science instructor (LEFT) who had the opportunity to work at Napoleon Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine in Napoleon. Mike is shown working with Ella Knepley, a patient doing physical therapy (RIGHT). Mike will utilize the training he received to train the students at the Career Center in outpatient rehabilitation and changes in modalities and treatments in therapy.

Shown above is Lisa Hall, Interior Design instructor (LEFT) who had the opportunity to work at S & N Builders in Defiance. Lisa is shown working with Steve Steingass from S & N Builders (RIGHT). Lisa will utilize the training she received to train the students at the Career Center in tiling bathrooms and back splashes in order to keep up with the trends of today’s interior design careers.


5th Quarter Ag Academy

Area students considering a career in the agriculture industry recently participated in the 5th Quarter Agriculture Academy 2016 sponsored by Four County Career Center. Students who attended the week-long, free academy had the opportunity to learn hands-on basic skills in Floral Design.


Summer Work Experience

To keep our career and technical training programs up-to-date with state-of-the-art technology, Four County Career Center instructors are eligible to participate in a Work Experience program sponsored by the Career Center. Instructors have the opportunity to participate with a local employer in an internship experience in the career and technical area of their expertise. Following their internship time, the instructors include the up-to-date training methods into their curriculum to give the best possible education to students attending the Career Center. The local internship site is not responsible for wages to instructors during their training. Through these types of partnerships with local businesses, Four County Career Center exists to serve the people of northwest Ohio.

Shown above is Blake Rockey, Accounting & Business Management instructor (LEFT) who had the opportunity to work at the Bryan Area Chamber of Commerce. Blake is shown working with Dan Yahraus, Executive Director (RIGHT). Blake will utilize the training he received to train the students at the Career Center in current trends in business management and placement opportunities for students in the community. He is also networking with area business leaders and inviting them as guest speakers for his class.

 

 

Shown above is Stephanie Pippin, Veterinarian Assistant instructor (RIGHT) who had the opportunity to work at Pondview Veterinary Clinic in Archbold. Stephanie is shown working with Jeremy Durham, Registered Veterinarian Technician (LEFT). Stephanie will utilize the training she received to train the students at the Career Center in new equipment, techniques and products available to mixed animal hospitals today.

 

 

Shown above is Steve Steingass, HVAC & Plumbing instructor (RIGHT) who had the opportunity to work at Fitzenrider Mechanical Contractors in Defiance. Steve is shown working with Kevin Meyer, HVAC technician (LEFT). Steve will utilize the training he received to train the students at the Career Center in understanding the HVAC materials and techniques used in today’s market place as well as new sheet metal design software.

 

 


Shown above is Karen Walker, Health Careers instructor (LEFT) who had the opportunity to work at Northwest State Community College in Archbold. Karen is shown working with Bette Hughes, PhD, RN, CNE, Nursing Lab Coordinator (RIGHT) in the Zeiter Family Nursing Center. Karen will utilize the training she received to train the students at the Career Center in their lab skills and better prepare them for the transition to college classes. Mrs. Hughes also serves on the Health Careers Advisory Board.


Summer Camp

Four County Career Center sponsored a week long “Summer Camp” for 7th, 8th and 9th graders in the four county area. Students had the opportunity to explore the vast areas of science, math, robotics, and cosmetology from experienced instructors. Students worked on activities throughout the week. Students are shown doing hands-on learning in the “Genius Camp; Robotic Adventures!; Math: Easy as Pi; and Styles & Smiles Cosmetology Camp classes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Summer School

Summer school classes for students in Defiance, Fulton, Henry and Williams counties are again being offered by Four County Career Center.

There are two student start dates - June 13 and July 11, with no enrollees outside of these dates. Once a student begins they do not stop until they are completed with all their course work. Class times are Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Enrollment forms will be accepted until June 7.

Summer school is open to current high school students, non-graduates or June 2016 graduates under the age of 21. Students may earn up to three 1/2 credits. Upon successful completion of the first 1/2 credit, the student may begin another half credit. All class work must be completed by July 28.

Transportation is the responsibility of the student. Some member schools provide bus transportation to Four County Summer School.

There will be a student service charge of $60.00 per class which must accompany the application form.

Classes offered are English, Social Studies, Mathematics and Science.

To enroll or for more information, students or parents should contact their local high school guidance office or the attendance office at Four County Career Center at 419-267-2316.


Retirement Reception/Employee Service Awards

Four County Career Center held their annual Retirement Reception and Employee Service Awards honoring staff members for years of service to the school district.

Words of appreciation were given by Superintendent Tim Meister and plaques were presented to staff members with a total of 107 years of experience who retired from the Career Center during the past school year. Shown above are retirees (LEFT TO RIGHT) Vickie Snow, Career Based Intervention Instructor (15 years); Patricia Kitchen, Cafeteria Supervisor (13 years); Katie Delay, Visual Art & Design Instructor (25 years); and Karen Lulfs, Career Assessment Secretary (35 years). Absent from the photo is Nina Kretz (19 years).

Those recognized for years of service include:
Five years - Thomas Berteau, Chemistry Instructor; Regina Gallardo, Custodian; Carol Hill, Assistant Cook; Hannah Miller, English Instructor; Mike Nye, Sports Fitness & Exercise Science Instructor.
Ten years - Victoria Cameron, Science Instructor; Peter Herold, Culinary Arts Management & Chef Training Instructor.
Fifteen years - Angela Ballard, VOSE; Tracy Dopp, Academic & Career Tech Secretary; Tonya Fisher, Fire & Rescue Instructor; Lisa Hite, Academic Supervisor; Cindy Krass, Custodian; Paul Marhover, Job Coach; Vickie Snow, Career Based Intervention Instructor; Ray Varner, Maintenance.
Twenty years - Rick Bachman, Director of Career & Technical Education.
Twenty-five years - Katie Delay, Visual Art & Design Instructor; Cheryl Wiesehan, Career Tech Secretary.
Thirty-five years - Karen Lulfs, Career Assessment Secretary.
Forty years - Florence Luzny, Floral Design Instructor.