Notice of Special Meeting

SPECIAL MEETING DATE & TIME NOTICE

(ORC 121.22 – NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING)

5:00PM, Tuesday, February 18, 2016

Portage Lakes Career Center

4401 Shriver Road

Uniontown, OH 44685

The Portage Lakes Career Center Board of Education will be holding a Special Meeting at 5:00 PM on February 18,2016. The purpose of the special meeting is to hold a Board work session, with the Regular Meeting to follow at 6:00 PM. Respectfully Submitted, Christopher M. Wright Treasurer/CFO Distribution: www.plcc.edu Suburbanite

Notice of Special Meeting

ORGANIZATIONAL/REGULAR MEETING NOTICE

(ORC 121.22 – NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING)

6:00PM Tuesday, January 14, 2016

Portage Lakes Career Center

4401 Shriver Road Uniontown, OH 44685

The Portage Lakes Career Center Board of Education will hold its Organizational Meeting, followed by its Regular Meeting, on January 14, 2016. During the Regular Meeting, there will be a hearing regarding the alternative tax budget, as required in ORC 5705.281. Respectfully Submitted, Christopher M. Wright Treasurer/ CFO Distribution: www.plcc.edu Suburbanite

Public Notice: COE to Visit PLCC Campus for Accreditation Review, January 25-28, 2016

Portage Lakes Career Center Adult Education department wishes to announce that it will host a site review for initial accreditation with the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education. Persons wishing to make comments should write to: Executive Director, Commission of the Council on Occupational Education, 7840 Roswell Road, Bldg. 300, Suite 325, Atlanta, GA 30350, or submit their comments via the Council web site (www.council.org). Persons making comments must provide their names and mailing address.

PLCC to Host Emergency Services Behavioral Health Lecture

PLCC To Host Emergency Services Behavioral Health Lecture.

Portage Lakes Career Center will be the host site for the University of Akron’s Emergency Services Behavioral Health Lecture next month. The lecture will be offered on December 8, from 9 am – 11:30 am or December 9, from 6 pm – 8:30 pm at Portage Lakes Career Center, 4401 Shriver Road, Uniontown, OH 44685.

Guest speakers include the Reverend Robert Denton, PhD LISW-S from the Safety Force Chaplaincy Center and Philip Boley, Crisis Counselor from Oriana House. The following topics will be discussed: Emergency services “burnout”, Compassion fatigue, Vicarious trama, Signs & symptoms of employee anxiety, depression, PTSD, Substance abuse, and Self-care and area resources for assistance. Firefighter continuing education certificates will be issued by the University of Akron’s Training Center for Fire and Hazardous Materials.

To register, please contact Ruth Nine-Duff at ruth9@uakron.edu by November 25. Please include the date you wish to attend.

 

 

 

Auto Tech Program Thanks Klaben Ford

DSC_3297PLCC’s Automotive Technology program would like to extend a special thank you to local auto dealer and community partner, Tom Alcorn, of Klaben Ford.  Klaben Ford loaned the Auto Tech program a 2015 Ford Fiesta for two days so that seniors Aaron Taylor and Justin Hartley, both from Coventry, could prepare for the Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills contest in Independence earlier this Month.  The young men earned their spot in the hands-on contest by placing PLCC in the top 10 schools in the state with a written exam.

The hands-on contest was comprised of 10 teams of 2 working to diagnose and repair their Ford Fiesta, which was lined up in a row with the other 9 competitors.  All vehicles were bugged with the same problems.  Each competing team was given a repair order and had to race against the clock to repair as many of the issues as they could.

“Tom Alcorn, a PLCC graduate himself, has actively been working with our auto tech program for years, said Ron Balis, Automotive Tech instructor.  “He has served as a guest speaker, an advisory committee member, provided parts for training and has also employed many of our students at Klaben.  We cannot thank him enough for his continued support of our students and PLCC.”

Junior Welding Student Earns Apprenticeship Opportunity

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Congratulations to junior welding student, Allison Everson of Green, who was recently accepted in to a Career Training Program with the Timken Company.  Everson will begin the year-long program this month at the Timken Research Facility in North Canton.

Throughout the summer, Everson will work eight hours a day, five days a week, and then 15-24 hours throughout the week during her senior year.  She will spend approximately 200 hours in five different areas:  Green Machining, Inspection, Heat Treat, Prototype Grind, and Metrology.  “Allison’s welding skills are absolutely fantastic, “ said Mike Kapas, Welding instructor at PLCC.  “She is a leader and great at fabrication.”

“The Career Training Program is very competitive and students are intensely monitored over the course of the summer and their senior year to see if they will ultimately be selected for the Technical Development Program upon graduation,” said Lisa Clarke, PLCC Job Placement Coordinator.  If selected for this four-year program, Allison would become a full-time Timken Research employee, earning an hourly wage, benefits, and 36 paid for college credits toward a Mechanical Engineering Degree at Stark State College.

“It is an honor and a pleasure to be working with a company as respected as Timken,” said Clarke.  “I think this program shows the real commitment that Timken has to the local community and to developing young talent, and we at PLCC are so incredibly grateful for such an opportunity.”

PLCC Congratulates 2015 NTHS Inductees

Portage Lakes Career Center (PLCC) would like to congratulate the newest members of National Technical Honor Society who were inducted during a ceremony on April 22 at Raintree Country Club.

The National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) is a national organization established by the National Association of Secondary Principals to recognize students who have excelled in a technical program of study. To be considered for membership, students must demonstrate scholastic achievement, skill development, excellent attendance, leadership, honesty, responsibility, good character, and a commitment to the community. “We are so proud of these students,” said Veronica Baca Bernel, Associate Principal and NTHS Advisor. “They truly embody the hard working, goal driven, civic minded young adult that we strive to develop at PLCC.”

Congratulations to the 2015 Class of the National Technical Honor Society. 2nd Year Senior Members: Luke Adkins, Lemonica Baity, Frederick Bracken, Kaylee Buzek, Joel Cooper, Phillip Herman, Jr., Haley Hoffmann, Christine Hollis, Michael Holmes, Kailey Lushes, Brooke Oldaker, Cristopher Shell, Catherine Tindell, Darian Ward, Brandon Yoder. 1st Year Senior Members: Jacob Copelin, Mikaela Corbett, Solomon Corrigan, Damon Rupert. Junior Members: Phillip Cabral, Bradley Cain, Zachary Cino, Judson Daniel, Karina Gubata, Jacob Hayes, Hannah Urbach.

Click Here to See the 2015 NTHS Photo Album and read about each new member