Ohio Hi-Point Celebrates National Career Technical Education Month

Written by on February 1, 2022

BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio- Students and staff at Ohio Hi-Point Career Center will join others across the nation during the month of February to celebrate Career and Technical Education (CTE) month.

Career education provides an education that is focused on hands-on learning in a specific career pathway for students to be college and career ready. Career education has a dynamic impact on economic development and students enter the workforce with the skills necessary to succeed and be productive citizens in the community.

Ohio Hi-Point offers high-demand career programs for high school juniors and seniors on Hi-Point’s Bellefontaine Main Campus as well as offering satellite career programs in the district’s partner high schools.

Between 400-500 students participate in the 15 programs offered on Ohio Hi-Point’s main campus in Bellefontaine. The career programs include a variety of pathways such as: construction, automotive, manufacturing, engineering, healthcare, and customer service.

Satellite locations are also available, allowing over 4,000 students to partake in CTE classes within the partner school districts. Currently, Ohio Hi-Point partners with Benjamin Logan, Indian Lake, Graham, Kenton, Marysville, Marysville Early College High School, Mechanicsburg, Riverside, Triad, Upper Scioto Valley, Urbana, and Grimes Airfield to offer nearly 60 career programs ranging from business and health technology to aviation and agriculture.

“We hope the community will take the time to learn about the great opportunities CTE has to offer; not only for the students, but also for the economic development and strong partnerships with industry and business leaders,” said Dr. Rick Smith, superintendent.

In Ohio, 54% of job openings require skills training – more education than high school, but less than a four-year degree. By partnering with business and industry leaders, Ohio Hi-Point invests in students’ lives with the latest technology and skills that will prepare them for a successful career.

In 2019, capital and operations expenditures of career centers around the state of Ohio generated $1.4 billion in economic activity, supported 15,299 jobs, and generated $708 million in earnings for the state of Ohio.

In addition, Ohio Hi-Point partners with several colleges and universities across the state to provide a higher education pathway for students to earn college credits for free, easing or erasing the burden of student loan debt.

“Our students are doing great things, and I’m very proud of the work they have done, and will continue to do,” finished Superintendent Dr. Smith.

For a complete list of CTE classes, instructor contact information and other information about CTE at Ohio Hi-Point, visit: ohiohipoint.com

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