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Business Partners Offer Opportunities

WCCC is fortunate to have many community and business partners that support programs, staff and students. This fall, several industry representatives have taken time from their work day to interact with students, teach them more about their intended careers, and offer opportunities for internships, apprenticeships and employment.

Bob Linville, Manufacturing Manager at Richards Industrials in Cincinnati, visited with seniors in the Advanced Manufacturing & Robotics program to discuss co-op opportunities and let them take a virtual tour of their facilities through a video call. The company offers paid training and a pathway to a career in manufacturing. VP of Human Resources Cheryl Neiheisel said her company is searching for skilled employees, and it is important to connect with area students who are interested in manufacturing careers.Countryside YMCA Executive Program Director Zach McCollum spoke to juniors and seniors in the Sports & Exercise Science lab about employment and internship opportunities. Countryside is the largest YMCA in the U.S. and is hiring part-time staff in many areas of the facility, including the pools, cardio-strength center, and the preschool/day care. Countryside Executive Director of Youth and Family Services Jenny Poling spoke to Early Childhood Education students about employment opportunities and gave on-site job interviews.

Representatives from Primrose School on Yankee, including owner Hollie Cambria and facility director Bethany Edmondson, also interviewed Early Childhood Education students for employment which includes childcare and school from infant through kindergarten.

Automotive Technology students heard about career opportunities from Dave Fay, Director of Fixed Operations at Kenwood Dealer Group, and Andrew Chrzanowski, Ford Cincinnati Regional Technical Talent Placement Specialist. They also represented Lebanon Ford, and brought a brand-new Bronco and pick-up truck for the students to look at and donated a 3.0L Diesel Engine Turbocharger to be used in the classroom.

Luxottica Chief Information Security Officer Joe Siegmann, Senior Technical Manager of Information Technology Security Dave Reasoner, and Senior Technical Manager of Digital Media Investigation Doug Roderick visited with Cybersecurity juniors and seniors and led a lively and fascinating discussion about careers in IT and cybersecurity. Mr. Siegmann’s daughter, Olivia, is a senior in Cybersecurity. Luxottica is the world's largest manufacturer of eyewear and headquartered in Mason. Students asked questions about the best educational path to take to get into the field, certifications, and security credentials, and discussed security, compliance, and forensics in the cybersecurity field.

Suzanne Bryant of Home Instead visited the September Adult State Tested Nursing Assistant class to discuss employment opportunities.

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