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Career Center welcomes public to open house

| February 12, 2014

COSHOCTON – The Coshocton County Career Center is celebrating National Career-Technical Education Month with its annual open house.

“The open house serves two purposes,” said Ginger Kehler, public relations and career development coordinator at the Career Center. “It’s an informational showcase for perspective students and their parents and it’s a community appreciation event because we appreciate all community members.”

The event is scheduled for 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, and includes a free spaghetti supper, the opportunity to learn more about programs offered at the Career Center, demonstrations, drawings, entertainment and displays by various local organizations and businesses.

“Every lab will be open and current and former students in the programs will be available to talk to the public,” Kehler said. “We also will have vendors from the different job markets to talk about what is required for entry level work and the pay.”

There will be more than 100 different organizations and businesses displaying information at the open house. When you add those who make contributions to the evening Kehler said there are probably closer to 200 groups who help make the evening a success.

“We have people who donate free publicity or supplies for the dinner, who come to do demonstrations like ice carving or provide entertainment,” she said. “There also will be an alumni connection zone manned by one of our academic instructors who is very diligent in keeping our alumni connected.”

The open house also will feature an area to get information about the Career Center’s permanent improvement levy, which the public will have the opportunity to vote on Tuesday, May 6.

The levy was on the ballot in November 2013, but was turned down by voters.

Money raised from the levy will help with facility and lab renovations, repairs and improvements.

“It’s a great cause,” Kehler said. “Our roof is our most immediate issue. We are starting to get leaks and need to address it.”

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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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