College or Career? Choose PLCC and be ready for both!

Education is all about options and PLCC is a great option!  Now is the time to start planning your future.  You have many choices to explore and decisions to make that are right for you and your future.

At PLCC, Your Future is Our Focus!  Sitting in desks in not the defining atmosphere at Portage Lakes Career Center.  Half the day might be spent in the “normal” classroom, but the other half is spent in high-tech labs participating in projects that matter.  From welding a dirt bike, to cooking up real meals, our students run businesses, design, repair, program and are fully engaged in 21st Century Learning.

Over the next few months, Sophomore’s from PLCC’s four partner schools will have several opportunities to Focus On Their Future.  Representatives and students from PLCC will meet with every 10th grader from the four partner districts to discuss the benefits of Career & Technical education, followed by Sophomore Visitation Days where the students will visit PLCC and have a focused visit in three programs of their choice.  In February, parents are invited to bring their student back for a Career Exploration Open House.  Career Tech Tuesdays are an additional way a student can see first-hand what a program is like by shadowing for half of a day.

WHATS NEW FOR 2015

We are excited to announce several NEW offerings coming Fall of 2015.

Aviation Technology is a new and innovative program that will be offered at MAPS Air Museum in Green.  Developed in collaboration with MAPS Air Museum & Kent State University, this two-year program offers extensive exploration & training in the Aviation profession.  At the completion of the program, students will have the opportunity to test for the written portion of a private pilots license.

Formerly known as Public Safety, the Fire Academy will offer students a more focused curriculum to prepare for a career in firefighting.  Students will have the opportunity to earn a number of certifications including Fire Fighter II certification which is required for full-time paid (career) firefighters.

Athletic Health Care & Sports Science, which has been located at Coventry HS, is moving to the main PLCC campus in Green.  This program is designed for the student who loves sports and exercise and hopes to pursue a career as a fitness specialist, personal trainer, athletic trainer, physical therapist or pre-med.

Ohio has a rich history in manufacturing.  We believe advanced manufacturing, involving the use of robotics, computer-aided machinery, and technology to improve products and processes will be a significant part of our future.  A new RAMTEC Training Lab will allow high school students and adult students the opportunity to train on simulators and will provide real life experience practicing on industrial robots – preparing them to be the best of the best out in the field.

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