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Valued Business Partners Provide Support for Education

Three businesses were recognized and thanked recently for their involvement with programs and students at the Warren County Career Center through the Valued Business Partner program. A luncheon prepared by Culinary Arts students was held for the partners. “This means so much to have you here,” Superintendent Rick Smith said to the partners. “We couldn’t do what we do without your support.”

Waynesville Lumber and owner Joe Ryan were honored as the March 2018 Warren County Career Center Valued Business Partner. Carpentry Instructor Steve Williamson nominated the business for its support of the student construction projects, advisory committee, judging SkillsUSA competitions, and supporting students after they graduate and start working on their own. Pictured from left, WCCC Board President Bobbie Grice, Treasurer Cathy McMonigle, Carpentry Instructor Steve Williamson, Waynesville Lumber Owner Joe Ryan, Director of Secondary Education Gary Patton, Superintendent Rick Smith.

Taft Art Museum and Lisa Morrisette, Manager of School and Docent Programs, are the April 2018 WCCC Valued Business Partner. Digital Media Arts Instructor at Kings High School Kelly Shields nominated the museum for its Artists Reaching Classrooms (ARC) program for the past seven years. ARC enriches the curriculum and expands the students’ experience of the arts. All aspects of the program, including buses for field trips, are offered to participating schools free of charge. “It is a pleasure to work with the Digital Media Arts program,” Ms. Morrisette said. “I love how talented all the students are.” Pictured from left, Digital Media Arts Senior Faith Shields, WCCC Board President Bobbie Grice, Treasurer Cathy McMonigle, Taft Museum Manager of School and Docent Programs Lisa Morrisette, DMA Instructor Kelly Shields, and Superintendent Rick Smith.

Quanexus and CEO Jack Gerbs are the May 2018 WCCC Valued Business Partner. The company, located in Centerville, was nominated by Adult Education IT Coordinator Don Corbet. Quanexus has already hired two Adult Education Information Technology students in 2018. Mr. Gerbs is an active member of the Information Technology Advisory Team. “We are appreciative of this school,” Mr. Gerbs said. “We need employees with skill sets, and we thank Warren County Career Center for all they do for the community.” Pictured from left, Director of Adult Education Tom Harris, Adult IT Program Coordinator Don Corbet, IT Senior Malcolm Dolce, Quanexus CEO Jack Gerbs, WCCC Board President Bobbie Grice, Treasurer Cathy McMonigle, and Superintendent Rick Smith.

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