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Greene County, Ohio, teen moving to career in nursing

When Allison Hutchinson was 10 years old, one of her delights in life was spending time with a toddler cousin. Then, at age 3, the cousin died from a rare form of cancer.

“I was in fifth grade at the time,” Allison recalled.  “I learned the meaning of the word ‘oncology’ and continued to learn more about it. I decided I wanted to be a nurse who specializes in helping children who have cancer.”

The goal has never wavered.  It has been supported by her own research (a 13-page senior project), Fairborn High School science classes, the Allied Health program at Greene County Career Center and a student organization called Health Occupations Students of America, also known as HOSA-Future Health Professionals. To read more, click here.



Class of 2013 Success Story

Business and Administrative Services: Class of 2013 Success Story


Testimonial to how career-technical education saves lives

Testimonial to how career-technical education saves lives


35 career-tech students graduate with both high school and college diplomas

Three Ohio high school-college partners are reporting triple successes this spring with a total of 35 teenagers completing grade 12 with three credentials – a career-technical certificate of completion, a high school diploma and a two-year associate degree.  Ohio secondary career-technical education is the keystone of these accelerated learning successes. The Ohio Department of Education’s Office of Career-Technical Education Director Steve Gratz said these dual enrollment programs serve as “the best examples of a truly career and college ready education.”


Ohio career-tech 2013 success stories chosen

Nearly 140 nominations were received statewide for the second annual Ohio Career-Technical Education graduating class success story recognition.  One per career field was chosen based on a dozen different criteria.  The following will receive a special certificate and have their stories used in various channels throughout the next 12 months. Click here.

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