Governor Kasich issues resolution of Ohio support for career-technical education

Governor Kasich issues resolution promoting Ohio career tech

Governor Kasich issues resolution promoting Ohio career tech

On Feb. 7, 2014, Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich, Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Richard A. Ross, Ohio Career-Tech Director Steve Gratz and leaders from seven student organizations officially launched the state’s participation in National Career-Technical Education Month for February and Career-Technical Education and Skilled Workforce Development Recognition Month for March.

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.

3 thoughts on “Governor Kasich issues resolution of Ohio support for career-technical education

  1. Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools will be celebrating our superheroes on March 5th from 9-11a.m. and 12-2p.m. at both Eastland Career Center and Fairfield Career Center. We will have activities such as breakfast, mini demonstrations from students, connecting with alumni, tours of the labs, and business partners on hand! Come join us!

  2. The Delaware Area Career Center is utilizing social media all month long by posting information about alumni on Facebook & Twitter twice a week and linking back to this page on our web site: We are also posting “Top 10” lists once a week, such as the reasons why students choose DACC, why parents are proud of their DACC student, etc.

    In addition, we also send CTE Month packages out to satellite programs that include CTE related games they can play, announcements to make over the school PA system, videos to show in the school commons area, and giveaways to use as prizes.

  3. Tolles Career & Technical Center is hosting Senator Portman’s aide Stephen White on Feb. 20 to discuss the Senator’s recent announcement of the CTE Caucus. Also on Feb. 20 is our annual open house event where we will display our programs to area sophomores, their parents and the community.

    We have also launched a content campaign on our Facebook and Twitter accounts “re-educating” the public about what we do at Tolles and what our results have been through graphic data content. You can view these data pieces on our Facebook or Twitter:

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