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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 Donna Badenhop, Health Careers instructor (RIGHT) who had the opportunity to work at the Fulton County Health Center in Wauseon. Donna is shown working with (LEFT) Jessica Brubaker, BSN, RN. Donna will utilize the training she received to train the students at the Career Center in Nursing Informatics which includes computerized patient records, building and maintaining the charting system used by the nursing staff, and compliance and accuracy of charting in a medical facility.

Shown above is Eric Hite, Landscape & Greenhouse Technologies instructor (LEFT) who had the opportunity to work at Plants Plus in Archbold. Eric is shown working with (RIGHT) Matt Huffman, Landscaping Foreman. Eric will utilize the training he received to train the students at the Career Center in landscaping installation and maintenance, retaining walls construction, and various landscaping techniques.

Shown above is Matt Zwyer, English instructor who had the opportunity to work at Music Theatre International in New York City. Matt will utilize the training he received to train the students at the Career Center in effectively combining creative and business publications in both marketing and legal documents and how they pertain to websites and contracts. He will use the editing and consistency in final product display with his students by exploring these skills in small group style collaborations. Because of his training, Matt will have access to drama-related material and the authors who have composed them.


State FFA Degrees

Four County Career Center’s FFA Chapter proudly presents FFA members who received their State FFA Degree at the FFA State Convention in Columbus.

 

 

Receiving his award is Caleb Sager in the Agriculture/Diesel Mechanics program from Fayette.

 

 

Those receiving their award are (LEFT TO RIGHT) Kenzie Stein and Marissa Smith, both from Edgerton. The State FFA Degree is awarded to less than four percent of all FFA members and requires the student meeting a set of criteria based on their FFA activities and their Supervised Agriculture Experience program.


5th Quarter Ag Academy

Area students considering a career in the agriculture industry recently participated in the 5th Quarter Agriculture Academy 2017 sponsored by Four County Career Center. Students who attended the academy had the opportunity to learn hands-on basic skills in Floral Design. Florence Luzny was the instructor.

 

 

Shown above is Alyana Jones (Delta) experiencing hands-on training at the Career Center.

 

 

 

 

Shown above is Dakota Robinson (Evergreen) experiencing hands-on training at the Career Center.


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 Matt Dye, Carpentry instructor (LEFT) who had the opportunity to work at Peltics Lumber Company in Montpelier. Tim is shown working with (LEFT TO RIGHT) Cody Caudill, Laborer; Todd Bridle, Estimator; and Devin Demire, Laborer. Matt will utilize the training he received to train the students at the Career Center in carpentry work.

Shown above is Lisa Hall, Interior Design instructor (LEFT) who had the opportunity to work at Sauder Manufacturing in Stryker. Lisa is shown working with Jamey Bishop, Sewer (RIGHT). Sauder Manufacturing will be donating an industrial sewing machine in the Fall for students to learn as part of the Interior Design curriculum and Lisa will utilize the training she received to train the students at the Career Center in industrial sewing.

 

Shown above is Kim Waldvogel, Industrial Services instructor (RIGHT) who had the opportunity to work at the Black Swamp Equipment in Defiance. Kim is shown working with Chris Coulon, Manager and Advisory Committee Member (LEFT). Kim will utilize the training she received to train the students at the Career Center in landscaping, scrubbing floors, inspection of equipment and customer service. Kim will also be utilizing Black Swamp Equipment as a job site for her students in the Fall.


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, landscaping, floral design, and animal care from experienced instructors. Students worked on activities throughout the week.

 

Shown doing hands-on learning in the “Flower Power” class are (LEFT TO RIGHT) Amber Gericke, Natalie Bentz, and Erin Reichert, all from Archbold, with instructor Florence Luzny.

 

 

Shown doing hands-on learning in the “Dig This!” class are (LEFT TO RIGHT) Kyra Kreiner (Archbold), Dominic Heising (Pettisville), Lyla Heising (Pettisville), Zoey Ripke (Archbold), and Maggie Duden (Wauseon).


Shown doing hands-on learning in the “Animal Palooza” class are (LEFT TO RIGHT) Meredith Bowers (Liberty Center), Kaelyn Gerken (Liberty Center), Miranda Bachman (Napoleon), and Sarah Emahiser (Napoleon) with instructor Stephanie Pippin.

 


Shown doing hands-on learning in the “Genius Camp” class are (FRONT - LEFT TO RIGHT) Alec Rychener (Pettisville), Garrison Cobb (Archbold) Griffin Eash (Pettisville), Samuel Myers (Pettisville), (BACK - LEFT TO RIGHT) Isaac Reichert (Archbold), Kaiden Deiser (Archbold), Harley Schwarz (Evergreen), Sean Hageman (Archbold), Isabella Ruiz (Archbold), Josiah Ruiz (Archbold), Jackson Beck (Archbold), and Marek Kreiner (Archbold).


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 Tim Armitage, Specialized Mechatronics and Robotics Technology instructor (LEFT) who had the opportunity to work at Wauseon Machine in Wauseon. Tim is shown working with Doug Newman, CNC Machinist (RIGHT). Tim will utilize the training he received to train the students at the Career Center in programming simulators to build various projects

 

Shown above is Tim Bowers, English instructor (RIGHT) who had the opportunity to work at the Northwest Signal in Napoleon. Tim is shown working with Nolyn Burkholder, Graphic Designer and a 2016 Career Center graduate (LEFT). Tim will utilize the training he received to train the students at the Career Center in journalistic style, newspaper design, and how to gather information as a news reporter.

 

Shown above is Robin Hill, Health Careers instructor (LEFT) who had the opportunity to work at the Henry County Hospital in Napoleon. Robin is shown working with Ashley Rhoades, RN BSN (RIGHT). Robin will utilize the training she received to train the students at the Career Center in new medications and technology used for charting patients at the hospital.

 

 

Shown above is Chris Zacharias, Welding Fabrication instructor (LEFT) who had the opportunity to work at Swanton Welding and Machining in Pettisville. Chris is shown working with Bill Zeiter, Plant Manager (RIGHT). Chris will utilize the training he received to train the students at the Career Center in machining and fabrication skills.


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 a plaque was presented to Teresa Karnes thanking her for her thirty-three years of dedication to the school as she retires from Four County Career Center. Teresa was the Guidance Secretary at the Career Center.

Those recognized for years of service include:
Five years - Christine Badenhop, Media Center-Library; Courtney Bowers, Intervention Specialist; Jason Elston, Ag/Diesel Mechanics Instructor; Curtis Hedrick, Technical Specialist; Linda Loeffler, Adult Education Secretary; Tim Meister, Superintendent; Brittany Rohda, Math Instructor.
Ten years - Jason Blue, Social Studies Instructor; Terry Eis, Supervisor Building & Grounds; Melanie Fox, Job Coach; Donald Hammersmith, Ag Education Instructor; Rebecca Lee, English Instructor; Michele Nafziger, GRADS Instructor; Elaine Perdue, Cafeteria; Stephanie Pippin, Veterinarian Assistant Instructor; Cathy Rupp, Career-Technical Supervisor; Sheila Sauber, Custodian.
Fifteen years - Renee Barton, Assistant Treasurer; Lisa Habibi, English Instructor; Gabe Oberlin, Horticulture Instructor; Lisa Snyder, Warehouse Specialist; Morgan Weber, Science Instructor; Scott Williams, Electrical Instructor; Angela Woods, Math Instructor.
Twenty years - James Buchholz, Visual Art & Design Instructor; Vickie Knapke, Math Instructor; Karen Walker, Health Careers Instructor; Kelly Weyant, Computer Applications Instructor.
Twenty-five years - Tim Armitage, Specialized Mechatronics & Robitics Technology Instructor; Amy Haver, English Instructor.
Thirty years - Bruce Magill, Auto Technology Instructor.