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Business Advisors Essential to Success

Business Partners thanked

At the recent annual Business Advisory Dinner, Warren County Career Center recognized four of the many businesses which support programs and students with the Ohio School Boards Association Business Honor Roll.

Barb Russell, Cincy Clips, manages 36 Cincinnati-area Great Clips salons. She and her team work hard to provide haircut classes for our adult and high school Cosmetology students. She serves on our advisory board and offers state board updates, marketing strategies, scholarships, prizes, contests, and helps with mock interviews to prepare our students for job searches.

Louis Morales, Learning and Developing Manager for Festo, has offered countless opportunities for students to succeed in our Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics program. For the past few years, he has offered apprenticeship opportunities to graduating seniors, assisted with Skills USA by judging our local competition, and offering job shadowing opportunities to senior students. He has always been a person to make things happen.

Laura Urban, Human Resources Generalist with Premier Physician Network, and her colleagues Jeanna Severt and Sarah Jones, work with our Adult Medical Assistant program to give externship experiences and job opportunities for our students. Various office managers interview and hire students for their externships. Urban serves on the adult medical programs business advisory committee and offers advice on hiring and skills our MAs need for employment.

Dr. Caitlin Schmidt and the Lebanon Small Animal Clinic support our high school Veterinary Science program. Dr. Schmidt comes in to do surgeries with our students for the Humane Association of Warren County. The clinic has also accepted senior students out on early placement, which enhances their learning experience. She has been an inspiration and example of positivity, leadership and compassion for our students.

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