Career center to have annual open house

| February 8, 2016

COSHOCTON – Come and see what the Coshocton County Career Center is all about during the 18th annual open house on Thursday, Feb. 11 from 4 – 7 p.m.

“This is one way we’re able to give back to the community and to the vendors that help promote our school every year,” said Judd Bone, public relations and marketing director at the career center. “It’s one of our major recruiting tools for the year. It gives the public the opportunity to experience the career center first-hand and be able to interact one-on-one with instructors and ask questions.”

Approximately 70 to 100 vendors come to the open house each year and can range anywhere from insurance agencies, photographers, advertising companies, healthcare products, and much more. Some of the healthcare vendors offer screenings, and each vendor donates a door prize. To be eligible for a door prize at the end of the evening, make sure to pick up a door prize ticket which will need to be stamped at each lab to ensure that you see the entire facility and that you’re eligible for a door prize.

Each lab will be offering demonstrations and some may even have competitions throughout the open house. For those thinking about attending the career center, these lab demonstrations will give you a brief idea of how each program is conducted.

“There’s so much going on, it’s really hard to pinpoint just a few things,” said Bone. “This is our biggest public drive of the year. I estimate about 1,000 people come through our door every year. It’s a big community event and I look forward to seeing everyone this year.”

Rick Williamson will provide entertainment throughout the event and will announce door prize winners. The kitchen staff at the career center will have a spaghetti dinner beginning at 5 p.m. for vendors and the community.

“They cook up a very large helping of spaghetti and garlic bread and it’s a free dinner to the community,” said Bone.

Everyone at the career center volunteers each year to help make the open house a success and it really is an event held each year with the community in mind.

“I just want to say a big thank you to the local Boy Scout troop who comes in to help buss tables,” said Bone. “Everyone at the career center pitches in to set up the tables and people are outside directing cars. Without the community, the career center wouldn’t be here, so this is our way to give back to the community.”

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