April 3, 2019

Vocational Training: A Bonus to High School Diploma
     at Greene County Career School 
          by Superintendent David Deskin and Treasurer Eva Anderson

Greene County Career Center has worked with regional employers to understand skills and training needed for the local workforce. They are working on apprenticeships and internships. Surveyed residents of Greene County recognized the need/opportunity for expanding in the areas of manufacturing, engineering, and information technology associated with the local aviation/aerospace industry at our Career Center. County-wide enrollment has increased to a fifteen-year high, because youth can gain a certification and technical training in addition to a high school diploma by attending the Career School. Voters will consider a ballot issue in November 2018 to expand the facilities to meet 21st century needs. David Deskin will provide an update on the status of plans and improvements. He will also share information about the significant partnerships this school has in the region, making it a very strong partner for youth success. Treasurer Eva Anderson will give a financial update and she will be available for questions about the school’s financing.

Greene County Career Center provides an opportunity to take both college preparatory classes and career technical studies. The high school diploma comes from the home school district, not the Career Center. Just as for students at the Beavercreek High School building, students can sign up to earn college credits. By going to the Career Center, many students gain a technical skill that helps in their employment and helps pay their way through college. Courses are available for Peace Officer Basic Training, Information Technology, Veterinary Science, Outdoor Power Equipment, Nursing, and more. A significant number of Beavercreek High School students attend the Career Center AND the adult education courses are truly a resource for any resident in need of new credentials to get a job or promotion.

The Beavercreek Women’s League (BWL) meets on the first Wednesday of the month from September through May at Peace Lutheran Church with a different program each month.  The mission of the group is to expand members’ knowledge of their community and beyond, to promote community service and to provide socialization.  Women of all ages and interests are welcome.  Questions can be e-mailed to beavercreekwomensleague@gmail.com  or you may leave a message at 937-985-4BWL (4295).

If Beavercreek City Schools are canceled due to inclement weather, the meeting is also canceled; however, school delays do not alter the planned meeting.