Governor Kasich also delivered a special video message.
Meeting in the Riffe building in Columbus, Gov. Kasich read and signed a resolution that accentuated the value of career tech with a special emphasis on seven organizations. The student organizations with representation were:
• Business Professionals of America, Ohio Association – Alyssa Rice, Paint Valley High School (Ross County), studying interactive media through Pickaway-Ross Career and Technology Center;
• DECA – Stephanie Elkins, Olentangy Orange High School (Delaware County), studying marketing;
• Family, Career and Community Leaders of America – Lindsey Schneider, Botkins High School (Shelby County), studying Family and Consumer Sciences (education, training and hospitality);
• Future Educators Association – Kaitlyn Cress, Gahanna Lincoln High School (Franklin County), studying education and training through Eastland-Fairfield Career and Technical Schools;
• FFA – Jarred Shellhouse, a graduate of Mohawk High School (Wyandot County), studying agriculture at The Ohio State University;
• HOSA-Future Health Professionals – Margaret Myers, Northview High School (Montgomery County), studying biotechnology through Miami Valley Career Technology Center; and
• SkillsUSA Ohio – Romello Oliver, Northmont High School (Montgomery County), studying carpentry at Miami Valley Career Technology Center.
Aligned with the 2014 national career tech theme of “Celebrate CTE Superheroes,” the students shared some of their goals that could bestow that label upon them someday. Gov. Kasich engaged students in their thoughts about healthy lifestyles for young people and the value of career-technical education.
The resolution directed attention to the value of the workforce education for one of four high school students enrolled in Ohio career-tech programs.