Career Center opening doors to community

| February 9, 2015

COSHOCTON – The Coshocton County Career Center’s upcoming open house is an opportunity for the school to showcase its students and thank the public.

“The goal of the open house is to share career-tech education with the community and to show appreciation for businesses and individuals who loyally support our staff and students,” said Megan Staron, assistant to Superintendent Rick Raach. “We do some really great things here at the Career Center.”

The open house will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12 and features food, fun, vendors, displays, prizes and much more.

“Attendance is usually well above 500,” Staron said. “I think what draws folks out is that it is a free event, with a free meal, and that there are typically 80-100 (community) vendors that display their products/businesses and offer freebies in the form of free giveaways at their table and also in the form of door prizes. We invite the community as a way to say ‘Thank You.’ We receive so much from the community in terms of donations, etc…”

She also noted that the career-tech labs will be open for the public to visit and watch students perform skill demonstrations.

“We’re really hoping this year that the community will educate themselves on career-tech education – what it is and the value of it; short-term and long term,” Staron said. “We prepare students for the workforce, but we also prepare our students for college. We are the only career-tech school in the county and we want the public to be aware of all the great things our students do. Also, the open house serves as a huge recruitment event. It’s a time for prospective students and their families to visit us and learn more about the value of career-tech education.”

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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