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Valued Partners Thanked for Their Support

Festo honored for support of students

Warren County Career Center thanks its business and community supporters with a monthly honor of Valued Business Partner or Valued Community Partner.

The Lebanon Kiwanis Club and the Lebanon Rotary Club have both donated funds for the WCCC Student Food Pantry. This resource is managed by WCCC high school counselors to assist students by providing food items that are easy to prepare. They also keep quick snacks available for students who stop by the office. The clubs were recognized as December Valued Community Partners and were nominated by counselor Mikele Giambra and assistant Jackie New.

Red Head Brass has donated adapters, couplings, tools and supplies to the high school Fire Science program. Instructor Glen Beach nominated Manager Kurt Mohn for his support with the January Valued Business Partner award.

Festo in Mason is the February Valued Business Partner. Louis Morales, Learning and Developing Manager for Festo, has offered opportunities for Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics students including apprenticeship opportunities, judging the local SkillsUSA competition, and job shadowing opportunities on a weekly basis to senior students. He was nominated by instructor Chuck Higgins.

March Valued Business Partner is Lowes Home Improvement in South Lebanon. The company has donated containers, wood, tools and supplies in support of the high school Fire Science program. Instructor Glen Beach nominated the company.

Hamilton Safe in Mason has hired high school Welding students and is interviewing more. Plant Manager Mike Mooney contacted WCCC to ask about ways to partner with the welding program recently. The partnership is growing and will benefit the company with great employees, and WCCC students with employment and learning opportunities. Instructor Bob Arkill nominated the company, and Mike Mooney, as April Valued Business Partner.

The May Valued Business Partner is David Speers, WCCC Alumnus and small business owner of Get Fit Body Boot Camp in Franklin. He regularly attends the WCCC BILDS luncheon, a monthly event for community volunteers to mentor students, and this fall he partnered with the Sports Medicine program to host them in his gym for a workout.  He is also a motivational speaker, and was nominated by Yvonne Kaszubowski, Career Development Coordinator.

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