Dr. Joyce L. Malainy
Lately, C-TEC hosted a customer from California, a author and podcaster with a countrywide audience, who had never observed Ohio’s delivery of Job Technological Training (CTE) and wished to do so.
His questions and comments as he toured our Secondary and Post-Secondary Facilities reminded me just how critical C-TEC is to our college students and regional economic climate. And though it would seem so much of the information is dominated by the unfavorable indicators in the economy and the complications our businesses are possessing in assembly their workforce needs, that pay a visit to and his impression of the relevance of CTE reassured me that we are on the ideal path.
Whilst I am unquestionably a lot more than a small biased, I am very pleased that the Job and Technological innovation Education Centers of Licking County is our community’s occupation technical academic useful resource of option. All of us—high college college students and grown ups will need and want much more security and better career opportunities, and C-TEC aids make all those ambitions attainable. Far too often financial and scheduling aspects play a position in somebody not becoming able to make a constructive modify. We check out to tackle that in a assortment of means so that attending C-TEC is a risk for any one.
At the secondary centre, we get the job done closely with a student’s superior college so that they can show up at C-TEC and get career complex coaching, earning field-acknowledged credentials while meeting house district graduation necessities. Via our various college-to-work prospects, we are encouraging local businesses tackle their workforce wants and provide important function-based mostly mastering experiences as a part of the substantial college curriculum. What a great earn-win for our pupils and regional enterprise and sector companions. In addition, we put together our secondary pupils for options following high university which includes apprenticeships, and articulation to our publish-secondary associates. And we do this with an normal substantial school graduation amount of 98%.
On the write-up-secondary (grownup) aspect of the campus, we try to keep the costs reduced, and schedules versatile even though offering the capabilities and qualifications our enterprise partners want. Our prices are reduced than our for-profit opponents and our effects show firsthand how much we depend on college student achievements to press us to work harder to do what we do. The incredible function put out by the article-secondary employees for the duration of these final years of upheaval owing to the COVID-19 pandemic attests to that fact. In fact, our Publish-Secondary Center was recently voted the “Best in Higher Education” in Licking County for the next yr in a row!
C-TEC also proceeds to function closely with a variety of companions to collaborate to bring about thriving outcomes for our local community. Contemplate our function with the Ohio to Operate (OTW) initiative. OTW started off as an initiative designed instantly in reaction to the pandemic – to hook up employers with the expert workers they have to have, and to help Ohio’s work seekers discover significant work. OTW can help task-looking for Ohioans not only get back to function but transfer ahead into promising, effectively-shelling out careers in manufacturing, IT, and healthcare. The initiative is the end result of businesses doing the job at the point out, regional and neighborhood amount. Our Publish-Secondary Center’s eagerness for collaboration and associate advancement is anything I am really proud of.
Based mostly on our history, I am self-confident that C-TEC of Licking County will proceed to be a source of fantastic news and prospect for the people of central Ohio for lots of years to come.
Joyce L. Malainy, Ed.D. is the Superintendent of the Job and Technological innovation Instruction Centers of Licking County