Local High School Students Immersed in MCCTC Adult Career Center Offerings

CANFIELD, Ohio – During an event Oct. 28, area high school juniors and seniors explored career training options at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center’s Adult Career Center at 7300 N Palmyra Road.

About 80 attendees participated in the school’s first immersive tour experience as they were placed in groups, viewed real-world scenarios, engaged in hands-on events and learned about training that the center’s adult programs have to offer.

After a breakfast meeting, they viewed everything from a live burn in the fire tower, where they got a chance to put out the fire, to the scene of a mock car crash and auto extrication with actors playing victims.

The groups were then invited to the emergency medical services and medical labs to see how paramedics, emergency medical technicians, medical assistants and medical office specialists attend to a patient following an accident.

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Gallery images include photos of students touring the programs at MCCTC Adult Career Center. (Images: MCCTC)

Students also toured the working welding and automotive technology labs, followed by sessions with student services, financial aid, Mahoning and Columbiana Training Association and lunch.

“This was a jam-packed day full of opportunities for students to see how the Valley’s skilled tradespeople, healthcare workers and first responders serve the community on a daily basis,” says MCCTC Adult Career Center’s Recruiter and Marketing Coordinator Jodi Glass. “Our hope is that by offering interactive tours like this we will help spark an interest in career training that can lead to a rewarding future.”

Pictured at top: MCCTC instructors demonstrate extinguishing a live burn.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.