Career Center hosting open house for students, adult ed

Career Center hosting open  house for students, adult ed

Ag mechanics/power technologies instructor Kenny Carraway, right, speaks to a parent and prospective student about the Wayne County Schools Career Center at a previous open house. The career center’s high school and adult education open house will be held Dec. 9 from 5-7:30 p.m.


The Wayne County Schools Career Center will host an open house on Thursday, Dec. 9 from 5-7:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend with a special invitation extended to all Wayne County eighth-, ninth- and 10th-graders and their families. Juniors also are invited to tour the RAMTEC facility and learn about two half-day programs for seniors only: machining technologies and robotics and automation.

Students interested in engineering technologies should go to Orrville High School from 5-7:30 p.m.

The career center offers 27 high school programs in manufacturing, agriculture, healthcare, public service, technology, construction and mechanics.

Some college, university and career-technical school partners and military, business and industry representatives will be in the commons to answer questions about colleges and advanced training. Additional information about college credit, certification or licensure opportunities will be available from career-technical instructors. Student organizations will have displays describing their activities.

Academic teachers will provide information about a comprehensive offering of academics. Some academic courses offer college credit. Light refreshments will be available in the commons.

School counselors will host College Credit Plus Night at 6 p.m. in the Student Assistance Center and also will be available to answer questions about the application process. The Extra Help Area will be open with information related to the career center’s Extra Help programs.

Building tours will be led by staff guides, but maps will be available for those who want to tour on their own. There will be a drawing for prizes including wireless earbuds and gift cards for eighth-, ninth- and 10th-graders.

Adult education will hold an open house at the same time. Adults interested in full-time, part-time or Fast Track classes can tour classrooms and labs, discuss financial aid and grant options, and even attend an information session that evening. Staff also will be available to discuss the free Aspire classes and adult diploma programs.

The career center is located at 518 W. Prospect St. in Smithville. For more information call 330-669-7000 or go to the school website at

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