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Ramtec Robotics Program is Extending Reach

A program to help better prepare high school and adult students for careers in robotics and other advanced manufacturing careers is expanding into Northeast Ohio. 


Ohio career-tech design alum qualifies for event in Brazil

Spencer Wolf, a 2013 graduate of Kettering Fairmont High School’s career-tech digital design program, will represent the United States in this summer’s WorldSkills competition in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He is one of 19 U.S. qualifiers in the 43rd international test in 45 categories that include automotive technology, bricklaying, manufacturing, restaurant services and graphic design.

Wolf works with clients at his own design firm, Wolf Graphic Design, while enrolled at Sinclair Community College. He qualified for the Aug. 11-16 WorldSkills events based on his demonstrated knowledge and skills in a seven-hour design test offered to top SkillsUSA competitors. WorldSkills draws competitors from 72 countries within five continents. Resumé-building gold, silver and bronze awards are presented.


Ohio Department of Education releases partial list of industry-recognized credentials for 2014-2015 School Year

The Ohio Department of Education has released the list of industry-recognized credentials used for school and district report cards. Use this link to the Career-Technical Education Data and Accountability webpage for the credential list and information on the credential application process for community stakeholders.


State builds career-planning tool for students

State officials have added a robust student section to their Ohio Means Jobs website, hoping it will push K-12 students to think more and earlier about career exploration in the face of the always-changing job market.



Middle-Grade and Industry-Recognized Credential Courses for Seniors Webcast

Middle-Grade and Industry-Recognized Credential Courses for Seniors Webcast

On Dec. 16, 2014, the Office of Career-Technical Education recorded the Middle-Grade and Industry-Recognized Credential Courses for Seniors Webcast. During this recording, which is approximately one-hour long, Director Bill Bussey and Associate Director Jamie Nash outline these two important career-tech initiatives. The recording also includes the question and answer session that took place at the end of the presentation.

In addition to the webinar, the following links provide essential resources about middle-grade and industry-recognized credential courses.


Career-Technical Education Middle School Programming
Middle-Grade and Industry-Recognized Credential Courses for Seniors Webcast


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