Springboro area manufacturer Invotec is the WCCC Valued Business Partner for February. The company provided a live stream virtual tour of their facility for our Electricity and Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics Programs in September. They interviewed all students interested in potentially working for them and hired two WCCC seniors, from left, Raphael Zotter, Kings, Advanced Manufacturing & Robotics, and Robert Lipps, Franklin, Electricity. Thank you, Invotec, for providing opportunities for our students! Read more HERE.
Adult Education Gets Students Back to Work
Career and Technical Education is in the news now, as displaced workers need training and certification in a new field to gain employment. WCCC Adult Education has been successfully operating in-person classes since June, and offers certification in many areas, including Advanced Manufacturing, Cisco Certified Network Administrator, Cosmetology, Dental Assisting, Electrical Power Line Mechanic, Firefighter/EMT, HVAC, Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, STNA, and Welding. Our completion and placement rates are excellent. Need your high school credentials first? We can help you with that, also, through our Aspire programs. Pictured is Pharmacy Technician graduate Brett Kahny on the job at AmeriMed!
WCCC’s high school students in Business Professionals of America, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, Health Occupations Students of America, and SkillsUSA are busy competing in regional and state contests this month. HOSA includes students in all WCCC health-related programs, and 20 of 40 competitors qualified for state. At right is Isabella Chattopadhya, Pre-Nursing junior, Kings, who will be competing in HOSA Ohio for Pharmacology. BPA students from WCCC main campus and satellite programs just finished regionals and 65 are advancing to state competition. Five out of nine students in SkillsUSA placed in the Top 3 in the first-ever virtual regional competition, and the Ohio contests begin March 4. Details on all our students accomplishments in these organizations will be in our District News on our website, MyWCCC.org!
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Sports and Exercise Therapy Junior Michael Wynkoop, Lebanon, broke three US Powerlifting Association Ohio state records in a competition in Toledo recently. He competed in the Bench Press, Squat and Dead Lift competitions and broke all three state records for his weight and age group. Michael is also working toward his career goals by earning his personal training certification through an internship at Baer Fit, set up through his program. “The Sports and Exercise Therapy program has been very beneficial to me with a lot of useful information but it also has opened many doors to people that are a part of my everyday life helping me grow,” he said. “I’ve gotten certified as a trainer and the program has kept me motivated and accountable for staying on track with my true goals. I’ve met coaches, clients, training partners and business partners, believe it or not, through the class. It has all pushed my goals further and makes me want to work harder for them.”