In our last Ohio Career Technical Center Highlight, we shared three Career Technical Centers from the Northwest Region out of the more than 50 Career Technical Centers throughout our state. These centers help Ohio high school students work toward their careers while completing their high school education, and adult learners start their careers sooner with a 3- to 18-month training program. Prospective construction workforce members can explore any career technical centers, and the following centers are in the Central Ohio Region.
C-TEC of Licking County located at 150 Price Road, Newark, Oh 43055
Career and Technology Education Centers of Licking County, better known as C-TEC, prides itself on helping their students transition successfully, no matter their stage of life. They offer more than traditional four-year college pathways with tailored technical curriculum.
Their student body includes adult learners seeking to upgrade their credentials faster with a lower financial investment as well as high school students that want to prepare for their future as they work toward their diploma.
For adult learners, C-TEC offers a range of skilled trades training, including Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning, Heavy Truck & Equipment Technician, Multicraft Maintenance, Power Lineman Training and Structural and Pipe Welding/ Fabrication.
C-TEC offers high school students specialized programs that prepare them to enter their workforce as well as a traditional two or four-year college program. Their thorough Construction Technology program will prepare construction industry hopefuls for a successful career.
To learn more about C-TEC’s programs, visit their website here.
Knox Technical Career Center Main Campus located at 308 Martinsburg Road, Mt. Vernon, OH 43050
Knox Technical Career Center offers educational opportunities for all Ohioans interested in a career in construction – and beyond.
High school graduates can take part in training programs including the HVACR Technician program and the Welding Certification program. Both take 685 hours of learning (or approximately 10 months of training) to complete, require no prerequisite courses or certifications, and leave students well-prepared after traditional classroom education and hands-on experience.
For those still in high school, Knox Technical Career Center provides a proven construction pathway, which takes students from Arial Work Platform training to Forklift Certification with OSHA 10 and CPR training. High School Seniors can take part in the Careers in Construction Trades program while younger students can complete the Two-Year Building Trades program.
To learn more about Knox Technical Career Center’s programs, visit their website here.
Tolles Career & Technical Center located at 7877 US 42 S. Plain City, OH 43064
Tolles was established in 1974 as a career and technical school dedicated to supporting both high school students and adult learners as they launch their careers. They believe that there is no ceiling to any student’s potential, which is why they support all ages and all walks of life to meet their established high academic standards.
High school students learn valuable skills tailored to their goals in addition to the core competencies they would at a traditional high school. With 21 programs to choose from, there really is something for everyone. But for those interested in preparing for a career in construction, Tolles’ Construction Technologies program is the way to go.
Adult learners can be empowered to transition out of their current job and work toward a career of their dreams with affordable, market-driven programs. Their Welcome program is exactly the type of training that moves careers in the right directly safely and successfully.
To learn more about Tolles Tech’s programs, visit their website here.
For more information on this region’s Technical Centers, visit our Central Ohio Technical Center page.
No matter which part of the state you’re in, there is a Technical Center near you. Every Ohio public high school student is eligible for Career-Technical Education. Visit our Career Technical Centers page or explore Ohio’s Department of Higher Education’s website to learn more.