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New Staff

The Career Center is welcoming seven new staff members for the 2018-2019 school year.
Tim Myers is the new Math instructor at the Career Center. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from Eastern Mennonite University. Tim has been in education for the past 19 years. He lives in Archbold with his wife, Heather and their three sons.
The new VOSE position is being held by Carrie Nofziger. Carrie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Intervention Specialist from the University of Toledo and has spent four years in education. She lives in Wauseon with her husband, Lucas and their son.
Holli Horn is the new Guidance Counselor at the Career Center. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Wellness/Corporate Fitness from Defiance College and a Master’s Degree in School Counseling from Bowling Green State University. Holli has spent 14 years in education and lives in Defiance with her husband, Tom and their three children.
Taking the position of In-School Studies Monitor is Steve Grimes. He spent the past 26 years working for the Bryan Police Department where he recently retired. He is also a past graduate of Four County Career Center. Steve lives in Bryan with his wife, Elizabeth and they have two children.
Tracy Harding is the new Automotive Technologies instructor at the Career Center. He holds an Associate’s Degree in Auto Tech GM ASEP from Owens Community College and is a past graduate of Four County Career Center. He has worked at GM dealerships for the past 18 years and at the Edgerton Police Department for 16 years. This is Tracy’s first year in education. He lives in Bryan with his wife, Misty and their four children.
The new Science instructor is Drew Steyer. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and a Master’s Degree in Education from Bowling Green State University. Drew has been in education for two years and lives in Defiance.
Jenny Waldvogel is the new Custodian at the Career Center. She has spent past few years working as a custodian and the previous 23 years as a floral designer. Jenny lives in Stryker with her two children.
New staff members shown above are (LEFT TO RIGHT) Tim Myers; Carrie Nofziger; Holli Horn; Steve Grimes; Tracy Harding; Drew Steyer; and Jenny Waldvogel.


Packet Pick-Up Days for Students

To prepare them for the start of school on Wednesday, August 15 at 8:45 a.m., students attending Four County Career Center picked up their packets containing their schedules and other important information for the year.

 

 

 

 



Opening Day

Opening day for all Four County Career Center students is Wednesday, August 15, 2018. The Career Center takes the concept of career and technical education beyond the traditional concept of focused training for a single profession and expands it to include clusters of training in a career field. The 2018-2019 school year at Four County Career Center is opening its’ doors to over 900 new and returning students.

Upon completing their training, students receive a Career Passport containing a certificate documenting their training along with verification of employability skills. If they meet the graduation requirements of their high school and pass the required state examinations, they also receive a diploma from their associate high school.

Students attend the Career Center classes starting at 8:45 a.m. and ending at 3:00 p.m. Four County Career Center follows a closed lunch period policy requiring all students to either purchase a lunch in the cafeteria or carry their own. Lunches conform to federal governmental standards for a nutritious student lunch.

All Four County Career Center associate districts provide bus transportation for students enrolled in the Career Center. Students are urged to use the transportation provided by their local district. For students who must drive cars to school, a parking area is provided at the northwest side of the school building.

School closing and delays will be broadcast over the Archbold, Bryan, Defiance, Montpelier and Napoleon radio stations as well as WTVG-13 TV and WTOL-11 TV in Toledo.

Additional information regarding the 2018-2019 school year including the Student Handbook can be found on the Career Center website at www.fourcounty.net.


Packet Pick-Up Days

Students registered to attend Four County Career Center this Fall can pick up their schedules and other important 2018-2019 school information during Packet Pick-Up Days at Four County Career Center on August 1 and 7.

Students may also pay their school fees, pick up their technology device and check on uniform orders at this time.

Packet Pick-Up hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. both days. Student Services staff members will be at an information table in the multi-purpose room to distribute packets and answer questions. Students who wish to locate their classrooms and career labs may do so on these days.

Fall classes begin Wednesday, August 15, 2018 for all students. Classes start at 8:45 a.m. at the Career Center.

For more information about Packet Pick-Up Days, call the Student Services Office at
1-800-589-3334, Ext. 2701.


Students Compete at FCCLA National Conference

Four County Career Center had five students just return from the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) 2018 National Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Receiving National Silver Metals are (LEFT TO RIGHT) Bailey Bowen (Edgerton) Fashion Construction; Sabrina Page (Liberty Center) Interior Design; and Natalia Flores (Archbold) Life Event Planning. Receiving National Gold Metals and placing 4th in the Nation are Coralee Flanary (Hicksville) Job Interview; and Kathryn Ewers (Edon) Interior Design. There were over 5,000 members from across the nation in attendance. Members competed at the district, and state levels before they advanced to the national level.

Family, Career & Community Leaders of America is a dynamic and effective national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and addresses important personal, family, work, and social issues through family and consumer sciences education. Early Childhood Education instructor, Susan Myers and Interior Design instructor, Lisa Hall attended the conference with them.


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 Kim Arnos, Industrial Services instructor (RIGHT) who had the opportunity to work at Buehrer Power Equipment in Stryker. Kim is shown working with Randy Buehrer, Sales Manager (LEFT). Kim will utilize the training she received to train the students at the Career Center in tire repair, service and tuning of lawn mowers, and engine replacement.

 

Shown above is Mike Meyer, Math instructor (RIGHT) who had the opportunity to work at Hormann’s Heating and Cooling in Antwerp. Mike is shown working with Pat Meek, Technician (LEFT). Mike will utilize the training he received to train the students at the Career Center in the mathematics used during installation of heating and cooling units in the job field.

 

Shown above is Stephanie Pippin, Veterinarian Assistant instructor (RIGHT) who had the opportunity to work at Country Dog Salon in Archbold. Stephanie is shown working with Owners Becca Smith (LEFT), and Angelina Sorge (CENTER). Stephanie will utilize the training she received to train the students at the Career Center grooming techniques using scissors, bathing, and nail trimming of all types of dogs.

 


Shown above is Karen Walker, Health Careers instructor (RIGHT) who had the opportunity to work at Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center in Defiance. Karen is shown working with Patty Bussing, RN and Assistant Supervisor (LEFT). Karen will utilize the training she received to train the students at the Career Center in end of life hospice care for patients of all ages.

 

Shown above is Jill Westhoven, Cosmetology instructor (LEFT) who had the opportunity to work at Sheers in Napoleon. Jill is shown working with Kasie Shadle, Managing Cosmetologist and Makeup Artist (RIGHT) styling Tiffany Rupp’s hair. Jill will utilize the training she received to train the students at the Career Center in color technique, makeup application, and advertising techniques.

 

Shown above is Chris Zacharias, Welding Fabrication instructor (LEFT) who had the opportunity to work at Baker’s Gas and Welding Supplies, Inc. in Monroe, Michigan. Chris is shown working with Randy Fragner, Sales Representative (RIGHT) at the Welding Boot Camp at Monroe County Community College. Chris will utilize the training he received to train the students at the Career Center about the opportunities available in the welding industry.


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 art, math, cooking and the animal kingdom from experienced instructors. Students worked on activities throughout the week in "Color Your World," Math:  Easy as Pi," Let's Get Cooking," and "Animal Palooza."

 

 

 

 

 


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 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 Kim Arnos, Industrial Services instructor (RIGHT) who had the opportunity to work at Lubgill Supply Center in Archbold. Kim is shown working with Dave Nafziger, Owner/President (LEFT). Kim will utilize the training she received to train the students at the Career Center in construction, interior design layout, and stock and rotation of products.

 

Shown above is Lisa Hall, Interior Design instructor (RIGHT) who had the opportunity to work at Sauder Furniture Store & Outlet as well as the Design Departments at Sauder Corporate offices. Lisa is shown working with Sharilyn Miller, Retailer/Designer (LEFT). She will also work with Chad Shire, Art Director; Mike Lambright, Director of Marketing; Keely Geringer, Set Director; and Sue Armstrong, Marketing Service Coordinator at the Design Departments. Lisa will utilize the training she received to train the students at the Career Center in floor plans, end cap designs, welcoming designs, and catalog layout.