In our last Ohio Career Technical Center Highlight, we shared three Career Technical Centers from the Central Ohio Region out of the more than 50 Career Technical Centers throughout our state. These centers help Ohio high school students work toward their career while completing their high school education and Ohio adult learners start their careers sooner with a 3- to 18-month training program and GED courses. Today, we highlight three from Southeast Ohio.
The Washington County Career Center located at 21740 State Route 676 Marietta, OH 45750
This southeastern Ohio technical school has a mission to “design, develop, and implement training that meets the needs of local businesses, industries, and individuals.” They want to prepare all career-bound students, no matter their age, for lifelong learning and productivity.
High school students can take advantage of one (or more) of six programs. These include building technology/carpentry, electricity, heavy equipment, landscape construction and turf management, masonry and welding.
But that’s not all the Washington County Career Center offers. Adult learners can take part in four construction industry-specific programs. These include welding, pipe welding, HVAC and building technology.
To learn more about the Washington County Career Center’s programs, visit their website here.
Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center located at 895 Crouse Chapel Road, Chillicothe, OH 45601
This career & technology center focuses on a progressive academic curriculum to provide exceptional career opportunities for all of their students to achieve their goals.
For construction industry hopefuls in high school, they offer in-depth programs in both commercial carpentry and electrical technologies for juniors and seniors.
In commercial carpentry, students can earn up to 13 college credits and key industry credentials, including Career Connections, NCCER; Hilti certification, and OSHA 10-Hour. This thorough education helps students learn the intricacies of interpreting blueprints and specifications as well as installing everything from drywall to door frames while safely handling all tools.
In electrical technologies, students can earn up to 21.5 college credits and key industry credentials, including NCCER Core, NCCER Level 1 Electrical, and OSHA 10 in preparation for a career as a residential and commercial engineer. This thorough education helps students prepare for everything from commercial wiring to installing low-voltage and alternative energy projects.
For adult learners, Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center has many career training programs, including HVAC and welding for those interested in joining the construction industry. In addition to these programs, students can take advantage of part-time personal enrichment courses and PRCTC’s Business and Industry Services for local companies.
To learn more about Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center’s programs, visit their website here.
Pike County Career Technology Center located at 175 Beaver Creek Rd, Piketon, OH 45661
Our final career technical center feature for the Southeast Ohio region has a robust construction industry education for high school students. Their high school education program includes building and property maintenance, carpentry, HVAC, and welding training.
Adult learners can earn their GED through the Pike County Career Technology Center’s adult education program. This technical center does not currently offer specialty construction industry courses for adult learners. However, a GED is a fantastic first step to working toward a career in construction, though additional training, such as an apprenticeship or on-the-job learning will be key to preparing for a lasting, successful career.
To learn more about Pike County Career Technology Center’s programs, visit their website here.