In our last Ohio Career Technical Center Highlight, we shared three Career Technical Centers from the Southwest 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. Today, we highlight three from the Northeast Ohio Region.
Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center located at 1783 St. Rt. 60
Ashland, Ohio 44805
Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center is home to both adult learners and high school students, all of which are actively pursuing their career goals.
High school students learn through a unique approach in the career center’s construction technology program. Throughout the two-year program, students build a modular home from the ground up and complete smaller projects for community service.
Adult learners who dream of joining the construction industry workforce can choose between three educational programs: the 900-hour HVAC program, the 600-hour welding technology program, and the 600-hour plumbing technology program.
To learn more about Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center’s programs, visit their website here.
Polaris Career Center located at 7285 Old Oak Blvd Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
Polaris Career Center offers training programs fit for every age and goal.
High school students can choose between one of two routes: satellite and career-tech. In Polaris’ High School Satellite programs, students earn college credit toward degrees such as Engineering. The four-year Project Lead the Way® Engineering program combines the best of high school mathematics and science with introductory Engineering. In Polaris’ Career-Tech programs, students earn the skilled trades for their dream occupations. Their construction trades, HVAC, and welding programs are a great place for the construction industry hopefuls to start working toward their career while still in high school.
Adult learners need not worry if they have a high school diploma or not. Their Adult Diploma Program even allows students aged 22 and older to earn both their high school diploma and the skills for an in-demand career, such as welding. Students complete both classroom and welding lab settings to complete the program. For adult learners who already have a high school diploma, there are countless continuing education courses. Specific to construction, adult learners can specialize in welding and HVAC/R.
To learn more about Polaris Career Center’s programs, visit their website here.
Wayne County Schools Career Center located at 518 W Prospect St. Smithville, OH 44677
For more than 50 years, Wayne County Schools Career Center has served its local community through vocational training, from local adults to high school students across all 10 Wayne County school districts.
Wayne County Schools Career Center offers a range of two-year training programs for high school juniors and seniors, including specialties in the construction field. From their welding technologies program to engineering technologies program to construction technologies, there is something for every future skilled tradesman and tradeswoman.
Adult learners can also learn the tricks of their dream trade with their thorough part-time and full-time adult education programs, including welding. Click here to see their most up-to-date course list.
To learn more about Wayne County Schools Career Center’s programs, visit their website here.
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.