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Triage Simulation

Four County Career Center and Northwest State Community College recently partnered to offer a triage simulation for registered nursing and Paramedic students. This was the third triage simulation that took place in the NSCC plastics lab. Students responded to the simulated explosion, complete with smoke and sound effects, where they assessed the condition of twelve victims.

Career Center Fire & Rescue senior students and mannequins were victims, and there was a range of injuries including some who were deceased. After the simulation, everyone gathered to debrief. Instructors provided feedback on the students’ performance, bringing the learning experience full circle. The simulation was designed to provide students with realistic training, which will help prepare them for careers in various health care and public service fields.

Also available for the students to view was the new St. Vincent Mercy Mobile Stroke Unit. Kyle Brodbeck, Paramedic at St. Vincent’s, explained to the students how the unit worked in saving the quality of life for stroke victims in the Lucas, Wood, Fulton and Henry county areas. There are only four Mobile Stroke Unit’s in the United States today.

GM Defiance Tours Campus

Four County Career Center was pleased to host millwright and electricians from General Motors in Defiance who toured the campus. The guests met with students and staff and heard about what the students are learning in their career and technical programs. Four County Career Center is very appreciative of the commitment of local industries to the training and education of their students and the partnerships they can build. Shown in the Computer Design/3D Modeling lab are (FRONT - LEFT TO RIGHT) students Summer Powell, Dustan Bradley, Joshua Birr, and Daniel Fortnier (all from Fairview) with (BACK - LEFT TO RIGHT) Rick Bachman, Director of Career & Technical Education; Dave Jaqua, GM Electrician; Eric Hawkins, GM Electrician; Veronica Poindexter, GM Millwright; Scott Ballard, GM Electrician; Ed Ovalle, GM Millwright and Maintenance Coordinator; Joe Howard, GM Electrician; and Tony McCord, Career & Technical Education Supervisor.

Senior Citizens Day

Four County Career Center hosted their annual “Senior Citizens Day” full of activities and fun! Students spent the day with “seniors” giving the ladies a nail polish while the men watched a woodworking project. They learned how to make bows for their flowers and created a winter bird feeder. They learned about small pet care and fire safety and took part in basic health checks. They also playing bingo and won prizes and enjoyed a great lunch prepared by the Culinary Arts Management students. All guests and students enjoyed getting to know each other. Career Center Student Ambassadors assisted them throughout the day.







Christmas Display

Four County Career Center Welding Fabrication students recently designed and fabricated a Christmas display to be used as part of the Christmas Cruise Thru held at the Defiance County Fairgrounds, November 27 - December 13. Shown with their holiday display are Welding Fabrication students (LEFT TO RIGHT) Trent Johnson (Bryan); Tyler Hoffman (Patrick Henry); Zane Relyea (Ayersville); Clayton Campbell (Defiance); Seth Malone (Evergreen); Matthew Holland (Evergreen); and Tanner Gipple (Hicksville). Chris Zacharias, Welding Fabrication instructor, coordinated the project.

ECHO for 8th Graders - Napoleon

Napoleon Middle School 8th graders participated in “Exploring Careers Hands On for 8th Graders” (ECHO for 8th Graders) held at Four County Career Center. Career Explorers from the Career Center guided the students through several careers that were of interest to the 8th graders as they are looking forward to planning for their future. Shown following the tour are (LEFT TO RIGHT) Rick Bachman, Director of Career & Technical Education; Career Explorer Nick Siclair (Napoleon) from Software Development & Game Design; 8th graders Drew Gray and Victoria Fellers; and Career Explorer Lexi Myers (Napoleon) from Veterinarian Assistant. ECHO for 8th Graders is made available to all 8th graders in the four county area.

FCCC Cosmetology Salon Closed for Holiday

The Four County Career Center Cosmetology Salon will be closed to the public for Thanksgiving break, November 26 & 27; and sophomore Career Exploration Days on December 3 & 4. It will reopen again on December 10, 2015.

Salon hours are 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. every Thursday, and Friday that the Career Center is open. Walk-ins and appointments are accepted during these hours. No appointments or customers will be accepted after 1:00 p.m. and no chemical service appointments after 12:00 noon.

Parent-Teacher Get Acquainted Days

Parent-Teacher Get Acquainted Days will be held November 24 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. and November 25 from 8:15 a.m. - 12:00 noon at Four County Career Center. Parents will be able to schedule a visit with the instructors in advance. Career Center students do not have school on November 25.
According to Rick Bachman, Four County’s Director of Career & Technical Education, Get
Acquainted Days are designed to give parents an opportunity to meet and talk with instructors as well as see the school’s labs and classrooms.
This fall Four County Career Center has over 1,000 juniors and seniors from 22 high schools in Defiance, Fulton, Henry and Williams counties.

ECHO for 8th Graders - Defiance

Defiance Middle School 8th graders participated in “Exploring Careers Hands On for 8th Graders” (ECHO for 8th Graders) held at Four County Career Center. Career Explorers from the Career Center guided the students through several careers that were of interest to the 8th graders as they are looking forward to planning for their future. Shown with Defiance 8th grader (RIGHT) Shaelyn Curtis is Career Explorer Cosmetology student Summer Willett (Defiance). ECHO for 8th Graders is made available to all 8th graders in the four county area.

Veterans Day Assembly

Students and staff at Four County Career Center were honored to attend the Veterans Day assembly to pay tribute to all of the men and woman who have so proudly served in our nation’s military. Buck Wilford, former Green Beret in the Special Forces of the U.S. Army shared his Blackhawk Down story about tragedy, triumph, and courage. Shown above following the assembly are (LEFT TO RIGHT) Scott Goodnight (Hilltop) Law Enforcement & Security Tactics; Wilford; Braddon Williams (Hilltop) Fire & Rescue; and past Career Center graduate Alexander Miller, now in the U.S. Army National Guard. Following the presentation, students received a flier about Buck Wilford distributed by the Wauseon VFW and American Legion Auxiliary and printed as a courtesy of Tomahawk Printing.

Four County Career Center students and staff salute the veterans’ dedication to these high ideals; pledge our gratitude for the sacrifices they have made, and vow to never forget. Tonya Fisher, Fire & Rescue instructor, and the Fire & Rescue students coordinated the day’s events.

Principals Tour Labs

Four County Career Center held a Member School Principal Tour at the Career Center arranged by Career & Technical Director, Rick Bachman. Principals toured the career and technical labs and saw in-lab demonstrations by the students from their member school who attend the Career Center.





Neighbors in Need

Four County Career Center students united in a school-wide effort and collected 3,460 pounds (or 10,391 servings) of non-perishable food items for the annual “Neighbors In Need” campaign sponsored by 105.7 The Bull and Chief Supermarkets. All career & technical programs at the Career Center participated in the “Packing the Pirate Ship” campaign and filled a pirate ship with the non-perishable items. Through their involvement, the students hope that families in northwest Ohio will have a happier Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Shown above filling vehicles to take to St. John’s Lutheran Church and St. Paul’s United Methodist Church food pantries in Defiance and following the 105.7 The Bull live remote broadcast are (FRONT - LEFT TO RIGHT) Alyssa Imm (Edgerton) Carpentry; Rachel Thompson (Hicksville) Fire & Rescue; Caitlyn Meade (Hilltop) Computer Networking & Repair; Thomas Cameron (Tinora) Auto Collision Repair; Brooke Fields (Hicksville) Fire & Rescue; Emma Geitgey (Patrick Henry) Visual Art & Design; Mason Locke (Hilltop) Law Enforcement & Security Tactics; Amy Ducat from St. John’s Lutheran Church; (BACK - LEFT TO RIGHT) Marie and Paul Feree from St. Paul’s United Methodist Church; Josh Busch, 105.7 Program Director; Corey Backhaus (Tinora) Law Enforcement & Security Tactics; Krista Whetro, Cosmetology instructor; Brent Roughton, Clear Channel Marketing Specialist; Robert Montgomery (Patrick Henry) Law Enforcement & Security Tactics; Brittney Schreiber (Napoleon) Law Enforcement & Security Tactics; Jaryd Hobbs (Archbold) Automotive Technologies; Bristle Dix (Stryker) Pre-Engineering; Spencer Hines (Ayersville) Pre-Engineering; and Bill Parsley, Social Studies instructor.