MVCTCMiami Valley Career Technology Center
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program makes the most of MVCTC's technological focus, employing a Web-based interface that leverages artificial intelligence to provide essay assessment capabilities and immediate feedback, specific to the student's writing style and proficiency level, using Vantage Learning's (www.
Bowman, a 26-year veteran of the 27-district wide career technical school system in southeastern Ohio, cites preparation for careers and post-secondary education--more than half of MVCTC students go on to two- and four-year post-secondary schools--as the other primary driving forces in the school's commitment to improve communication skills.
The MVCTC approach fits perfectly with the guidelines of Ohio Core.
MVCTC instructors and administrators have worked to integrate academic and CTE disciplines using the concept of IBL.
The same negative news that rocked the MVCTC precision machining technology program for a few years also hurt the aviation maintenance technician program.
"It may be true that some of the larger airlines have made cutbacks, but the small commuter type airlines (Comair, PSA Airlines, Net Jets, American Eagle) are very successful and are in need of well-trained technicians," states Eric Bickel, senior aviation maintenance technician instructor at MVCTC.
The MVCTC Ambassador Team is made up of 34 senior students nominated in their junior year by their career-tech and academic instructors.
The environmental/natural resources students at MVCTC assisted the Montgomery County Soil and Water Conservation District (which had three of the MVCTC environmental science graduates on staff) in selecting the site on the campus based on hydric soil conditions.
MVCTC set out to promote the construction trades apprenticeship program as the "other four-year degree." The concept was developed where registered apprenticeship programs would be put in a career/technical high school setting.
The MVCTC students have been participating in other community service efforts this year, among them an event held at Moraine Air Park that was cosponsored by Sinclair Community College.
Whether it is by opening an alternative school to address a high school dropout crisis, or creating programs to respond to a severe shortage in health care workers, the MVCTC is finding different ways to establish itself as a top career tech school as well as a relevant and necessary asset in its community.