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Schedule for Launch Days

Students registered to attend Four County Career Center this Fall can pick up their schedules and other important 2019-2020 school information during Schedule for Launch 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.

Schedule for Launch Days 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 14, 2019 for juniors and new students and August 15, 2019 for returning senior students. Classes start at 8:45 a.m. at the Career Center.

For more information about Schedule for Launch Days, call the Student Services Office at
1-800-589-3334, Ext. 2701.


Students Earn Sliver at FCCLA National Conference

Four County Career Center had two students just return from the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) 2019 National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California. Receiving National Silver Medals are (LEFT TO RIGHT) Bailey Bowen (Edgerton) Fashion Construction; and Margaret McGilvery (Liberty Center) Recycle and Redesign. 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. Interior Design instructor, Lisa Hall attended the conference with them.


Student Places 6th at HOSA International Conference

Four County Career Center is pleased to announce that Angela Macias (Defiance) placed 6th at the 2019 International Leadership Conference of HOSA - Future Health Professionals held in Orlando, Florida. She is in the Health Careers program and competed in Healthy Lifestyles.

Career Center students joined students from across the nation to participate in international-level skill competitions. This was HOSA’s 42nd International Leadership Conference.

HOSA is an international student organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education (HSE) Division of ACTE. HOSA’s two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. Four County Career Center HOSA advisors are Donna Badenhop, Robin Hill, Karen Walker, and Mike Nye.


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 (LEFT) who had the opportunity to work at Riverside Greens in Stryker. Kim is shown working with Robert Rosebrook, Owner (RIGHT). Kim will utilize the training she received to train the students in indooor and outdoor maintenance including painting, cleaning and inventory control. She will also utilize Riverside Greens as a jobsite for the students during the coming school year

 

Shown above is Tracy Harding, Automotive Technologies instructor (RIGHT) who had the opportunity to work at Estele Chevrolet-Buick LLC in Bryan. Tracy is shown working with Jeff Binder, Service Manager (LEFT). Tracy will utilize the training he received to train the students at the Career Center in the new parts system, new programming, and up-to-date procedures on vehicles.

Shown above is Julie Frederick, Adjusted Academic instructor (CENTER) who had the opportunity to work at Defiance/Paulding Consolidated Job and Family Services in Defiance. Julie is shown working with Desirae Eisenman, Northwest Ohio CASA Director (LEFT) and Katie Piwarski, Social Worker (RIGHT) . She had the opportunity to attend family visits, adoption hearings, reconciliation meetings and state credential meetings during this time. Julie will utilize the training she received to help assist the students at the Career Center to understand the services available to them through Children Services.

Shown above is Lisa Hall, Interior Design instructor (LEFT) who had the opportunity to work at Maumee Trim in Defiance. Lisa is shown working with Joe Wolfrum, Upholsterer and Career Center graduate (RIGHT). Lisa will utilize the training she received to train the students at the Career Center in the new techniques in upholstery using the grommet tool, industrial sewing machine, dye grinder, and staple puller.


Summe 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 Heather Myers, Intervention Specialist (LEFT) who had the opportunity to work at New Horizons Academy Summer Program in Wauseon. Heather is shown working with Natasha Johnson, Behavior Analyst Program Director for Summer Camp (RIGHT). Heather will utilize the training she received to train the students with disabilities and apply teaching methods for the students.

Shown above is Krista Whetro, Cosmetology instructor (RIGHT) who had the opportunity to work at Michael’s Hair Designers in Napoleon. Krista is shown working with Karen Lauf, Owner (LEFT). Krista will utilize the training she received to train the students at the Career Center in the business aspects of owning a salon and opportunities for students as well as new techniques in hair design.

 

Shown above is Kelli Alspaugh, GRADS instructor (RIGHT) who had the opportunity to work at Parkview in Bryan. Kelli is shown working with Amy Boyer, LPN OB Patient Navigator (RIGHT) . Kelli will utilize the training she received to help assist the students at the Career Center in the services and policies for patients available during pregnancies at the hospital and medical 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 Vicki Cameron, Forensic Science instructor (LEFT) who had the opportunity to work at Stryker Police Department. Vicki is shown working with Police Chief Steve Schlosser (RIGHT). Vicki will utilize the training she received to train the students at the Career Center in how to handle evidence packaging, dispatch codes and general procedures at the Police Department. She will also be working at the Henry County Sherrif’s Office, Williams County Sherrif’s Office and Williams County Dispatch.

Shown above is Robin Hill, Health Careers instructor (FRONT RIGHT) who had the opportunity to work at the Fulton County Health Department. Robin is shown working with (FRONT LEFT) Deb Roth, Nurse Practitioner; (BACK - LEFT TO RIGHT) Brittany Stevens, RN; Andrea Schwiebert, RN; and Marissa Dopp, RN. Robin will utilize the training she received to train the students at the Career Center in the general workings of the Health Department and the services and programs available to students and the public.

Shown above is Kristan Norden, VOSE (LEFT) who had the opportunity to work at Northwest State Community College in the Advising Office. Kristan is shown working with Cassie Rickenberg, Director of Advising (RIGHT) . Kristan will utilize the training she received to help assist the students at the Career Center in preparing for college and the process to help students register for college.

 

Shown above is Chris Zacharias, Welding Fabrication instructor (LEFT) who had the opportunity to work at Gilson Machine and Tool, Inc. in Napoleon. Chris is shown working with David Gilson, Machinist (RIGHT). Chris will utilize the training he received to train the students at the Career Center in equipment setup and programming for machines utilizing the latest technology in the machining field.

 


Drone Donation

The IT Academy - Computer Programming and Game Design program at Four County Career Center was recently the recipient of an aerial photography drone donated by H.E. Rudy Trucking in Defiance. The Career Center is appreciative of the partnerships between local businesses and the school and all the support for the learning process of our students. Shown in the photo is (LEFT) instructor Matt Geiger receiving the donation from (RIGHT) Jason Frederick of H.E. Rudy Trucking.


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 Bill Jeffery thanking him for his eleven years of dedication to the school as he retires from Four County Career Center. Bill was the Career and Technical Supervisor at the Career Center

Those recognized for years of service include:
Five years - Denton Blue, Diesel Mechanics Instructor; Kristen Boyer, VOSE; Brandon Brywczynski, Government Instructor; Krissy Cheslock, Special Education Supervisor; Curtis Miller, Building Trades/Carpentry Instructor; Connie Nicely, Treasurer; Steve Steingass, Mechanical Systems and Piping Instructor; and Nola White, Intervention Specialist.
Ten years - Kelli Alspaugh, GRADS Instructor; and Angela Zetter, Spanish Instructor.
Fifteen years - Mary Jo Beilharz, Medical Office Technologies; Tricia Frysinger, Attendance Secretary; and Mary Lillemon, Cook.
Twenty years - Dean Detmer, Academic Supervisor; and Julie Mangas, GRADS Instructor.
Thirty years - Maria Barnes, Job Training Coordinator; and Brenda Watson, Proficiency Lab.
Thirty-five years - Steve Hootman, Auto Collision Repair Instructor; Tony McCord, Career and Technical Supervisor; and Jena Schoonover, Secretary to Career and Technical Director.


Senior Recognition Day Ceremony

Four hundred fourteen seniors were awarded certificates along with other student achievements and Career Passports marking the end of their career and technical training during Four County Career Center’s 50th annual Recognition Day Ceremony with over 1,800 parents and guests in attendance.

Career and Technical Education Director Rick Bachman was Presiding Chairman of the ceremonies. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mia Beltran (Defiance) Law Enforcement & Security Tactics, accompanied by the Armed Services Recruiters and seniors enlisted in the armed services. Superintendent Tim Meister introduced Board of Education members and congratulated the seniors on their accomplishments. Bailey Bowen (Edgerton) Interior Design, McKenzie Reesor (Bryan) Computer Programming and Game Design; and Joslyn Tijerina (Archbold) Veterinarian Assistant, announced student achievement activities. Guest speakers for the Recognition Day Ceremony were senior students Brookelyn Dye (Montpelier) Health Careers, Trenton Peluso (Evergreen) Computer Networking and Cybersecurity, and Zackary Van Hoy (Wauseon) Fire and Rescue.

Fifty-seven students were named Outstanding Seniors for exemplary performance in their career and technical and academic programs and presented with award plaques by their department supervisors. Awards and scholarship monies of over $380,000 to be used to further students’ education at community colleges and universities were also awarded during the ceremony.