Stories tagged with: mid-east

August 30, 2013 - 5:09pm
47 weeks 4 days ago

Mid-East Career and Technology Center celebrated renovations at the Zanesville campus with a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house event for the public.

The school is in the third year of a four year project to update the school and provide the latest technology for its students.

"We have the most up to date technology that you can have in any school system around and that will help us since we are a career and technical center is definitely what we need to be, " said...

December 13, 2011 - 12:09pm
2 years 32 weeks ago

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.

"We average...

October 11, 2011 - 12:11pm
2 years 41 weeks ago

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...

October 11, 2011 - 11:11am
2 years 41 weeks ago

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...

March 31, 2011 - 8:55pm
3 years 17 weeks ago

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...

February 23, 2011 - 7:21pm
3 years 22 weeks ago

Students at the Mid-east Career and Technology Center learned about World War II from a man who was there.

Dante Toneguzzo is part of what has become the "greatest generation of men and women who literally save the world".

The 88-year old is proud to be a veteran and shared stories with students .

"I like to instill into the kids what our country is for. We have a nice country. We are free. Nobody tells you what to do if you don't want it. It...

February 16, 2011 - 7:33pm
3 years 23 weeks ago

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...

February 10, 2011 - 10:17pm
3 years 24 weeks ago

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.

"We are originally a group...

December 17, 2010 - 6:40pm
3 years 32 weeks ago

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,...

April 29, 2010 - 4:43pm
4 years 13 weeks ago

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...

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