39 children and adults from Starlight School were treated to a holiday party with a visit from Santa Claus and presents.
For the 24th year, Mid-East Career and Technology Centers Student Council sponsored an Adopt-A-Child party at the Starlight School in Zanesville. Mid-East Student Council Advisor, Sue Lake, says students participated in a visit to Starlight School in the beginning of December where the high school students were able to meet the adoptees.
Mid-East Technology Center is one school that takes an active roll in educating students in energy related fields.
Right now, the Adult Center has a class for line workers, energy technicians and plant operators. These jobs along with welding could see growth during an expected boom from hydraulic fracturing in Utica shale.
"We have shorter term training, hands on training," said Superintendent Mid-East Bill Bussey. "It gets right to what the skills area...
People looking for a new style left the Opportunity Center's 7th Annual Makeover Day with a bit more pep in their step.
Fifty people came in to Mid-East's Cosmetology studio Tuesday to get their hair styled and their nails and make-up done. It's all in an effort to help them make a great first impression when heading out to job interviews.
"Some of the problems of the economy is people have to cut haircuts," said Coordinator Justy Cordray. "It's really important to...
Educators from all over southeast Ohio took part in a seminar Thursday at Mid-East Career and Technology Cnter to learn more about Gvernor John Kasich's proposed cuts to education funding.
Speaking to teachers, principals, superintendents and board members, Director of the Governor's Office for 21st Century Education Dr. Robert Sommers spoke about what Governor Kasich's cuts mean for districts state wide. His message to educators was not raising taxes but make government including...
A local school is receiving a donation that will ultimately help future firefighters in our area.
Rockies Express Pipeline donated a connex to Mid-East Career Center Wednesday morning. It will be used as a training simulator for students in the fire program.
"We've had a long term relationship with them since they have been doing the pipeline work in the community so they've made donations to our high school and it was a logical extension for them to help our fire program...
Local students had the chance to show off their academic skills Thursday night.
The Business Professionals of America Region 5 competition was held at Mid-East Career and Technology Center in Zanesville. More than 130 students from eight area schools competed in a variety of categories including broadcast news, public speaking, and computer animation.
Jimmy Luzer, Spencer Robins, and Kirk Piatt were among those participating.
Some culinary students are celebrating the holidays and also learning some valuable lessons.
The restaurant operations class at Mid-East in Zanesville, taught by Randall Webber, offers students with special needs the opportunity to gain work experience, so they can one day find entry-level jobs in the field. This week they are hand-making and decorating ginger bread houses.
"There's more to it in that project based learning really helps the students explore different areas,...
As graduation grows near, another group of hopeful students will venture into the real world.
To help with that journey, the Zanesville campus of the Mid-east Career and Technology Center held it's Second Annual Employability Expo to prepare it's students.
"When you're 17 and 18 years old, you feel kind of inferior with your first job interview," said Mid-East Student Placement Coordinator Shannon Kenily. "It's a really nice way for the employers to let students...