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WCCC Valued Business Partners Vital to Student Success

December 2017 Valued Business Partner Premier Health

The December 2017 Valued Business Partner at Warren County Career Center is Beth Marchant, Premier Health. Mrs. Marchant arranges job shadow opportunities for WCCC junior Health Science students that are essential in their quest to find a good fit for them in a health care career. She organizes, with other Premier staff members, two job shadow experiences for a full school day for each of the qualified juniors. In addition, she has met with WCCC Health Science Instructor Barb Patterson to help the seniors be more job ready for positions as PCTs with Premier upon graduation. “We appreciate all that Beth does for our students, and the great partnership we have with Premier Health,” Instructor Barb Patterson said. From left, WCCC Treasurer Cathy McMonigle, WCCC Superintendent Rick Smith, Beth Marchant, and WCCC Health Science Instructor Barb Patterson.

In January 2018, WCCC recognized Jennifer Campbell and Walgreens as a Valued Business Partner.  As part of the Employability course taught to Adult Education Medical Programs students, a mock interview session is held to provide an opportunity to put into practice the concepts and techniques they have been learning. The students dress in business attire and attend interviews with individuals from the healthcare industry. For the past two years, Jennifer Campbell has offered the assistance of a local Walgreens store manager to participate in this exercise. “I am most appreciative of her willingness to help with this exercise, and especially appreciative of the time commitment her store managers are willing to make,” Instructor Peggy Goodwin said in her nomination. “The mock interview exercise is an invaluable experience for the students; I sincerely appreciate our community partners stepping forward to make this happen.” From left, WCCC Treasurer Cathy McMonigle, Adult Education Medical Programs Coordinator Dr. Teresa Orloff, Walgreens District Manager Eric Brauch, who accepted the award on Jennifer Campbell’s behalf, Instructor Peggy Goodwin, Adult Education Director Tom Harris, and WCCC Superintendent Rick Smith.

WCCC February 2018 Valued Business Partner is Steve Brady, OSU Extension Office/4-H Youth Education. He was nominated by WCCC Career Development Coordinator Yvonne Kaszubowski for his assistance with recruitment and career exploration events at WCCC. “Steve is always available to assist when I call,” she said in her nomination. “He helps provide fun and educational experiences for our students and our visiting eighth-graders and sophomores.” In the past, he has brought in the 4-H group at WCCC’s Community Day to conduct skills games. He served on the WCCC Facility Committee in 2015-16 to evaluate the district needs and make recommendations to the board. Most recently, he loaned the Sports Medicine program a “Smoothie Bike,” which relates to fitness and gives the students a fun way to demonstrate to visiting potential students about the field. From left, WCCC Director of Secondary Gary Patton, WCCC Treasurer Cathy McMonigle, 4-H Real Money, Real World and Master Gardner coordinator Beth Giffin, who accepted the award on Steve Brady’s behalf, WCCC Career Development Coordinator Yvonne Kaszubowski, Legal Office Technology Senior Brandon Malicote, and WCCC Superintendent Rick Smith.

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