Career center to host Sophomore Visit Days

Career center to host Sophomore Visit Days

The Sophomore Career Exploration Days allow high school sophomores to tour Buckeye Career Center.


Over 1,000 sophomores from Tuscarawas, Carroll and Holmes counties will explore careers and programs at Buckeye Career Center Nov. 13-16. The Sophomore Career Exploration Days allow high school sophomores to tour Buckeye Career Center and visit five of the over 30 high school programs offered to them for their final two years of high school.

Buckeye Career Center public relations coordinator Shyanne Carroll said the program is a continuation of prior experiences with BCC.

“We begin introducing the idea of BCC and careers throughout their elementary and middle school years. These students visit us during their eighth-grade year and then again sophomore year as they begin to narrow down what it is they might want to do in the future,” Carroll said. “We hope that seeing our students in action, meeting our instructors and touring our updated labs will help these students make an informed decision that will allow them to get a jumpstart on the future.”

BCC marketing representatives recently visited each partner school to explain all of the programs to high school sophomores and help prepare them for their upcoming visit. While in each lab, students will participate in hands-on experiences. Lunch also is served.

Labs students can visit include agriculture and diesel technology; auto collision repair; auto technology; business and marketing; CAD/development and design; commercial truck technology; computer tech/network systems; construction; cosmetology; culinary arts; electrical systems technology; energy operations; exercise science and sports medicine; floral design and greenhouse management; graphic arts; heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration; hospitality; intro to nursing; landscaping and turf management; law enforcement; masonry; meat cutting, deli and bakery; medical assisting; natural resources; outdoor power; pharmacy technician; precision machining; Project Lead the Way/engineering; teaching professions; TRACE U; utility lineworker; and welding.

New for the 2024-25 school year are fire/EMS technology and dental assisting for high school students.

Any area sophomore interested in attending the event should speak to his/her school counselor to register for the event. Homeschooled and digital students are invited to call 330-339-2288 to register or email

Participating districts include Newcomerstown, Conotton Valley, Claymont, Hiland, Indian Valley, New Philadelphia, Strasburg, Garaway, Dover, TCC, Carrollton, Tusky Valley and STAR. The career exploration days culminate Thursday, Nov. 16 with the Buckeye Career Center Fall Open House from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

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