Career Center Hosts High School Information Night for Students and Parents
Cuyahoga Valley Career Center (CVCC) will host an Information Night on Thursday, January 12, 2012 (snow date – Thursday, January 19) from 7 - 9 p.m, according to communications specialist Cheryl Dolego. High school students and their parents are invited to learn more about the specialized career and college preparation opportunities available through the Career Center's nearly 30 career-technical programs. CVCC Information Night offers program visitation and additional details to help with the decision-making process.
Most CVCC programs have Tech Prep options, enabling students to earn college credit while at CVCC. This is especially desirable in today’s economy, allowing students and parents to save money on college as students gain early credits. Many CVCC programs also offer industry certification opportunities.
CVCC’s tuition-free, half-day programs enable students to continue their academic studies at their regular high school, while acquiring technical skills at the Career Center. These skills put them ahead of their classmates and prepare them to begin work or continue their education after high school.
Two one-year, seniors-only programs, Marketing Technology and Teaching Professions, allow students to “test the waters” in these careers before making a formal commitment to them after high school.
Other two-year CVCC programs include: Auto Body Repair & Refinishing, Auto Service Technology, Building & Property Maintenance, Business Careers, Computer Aided Design, Computer Networking Academy, Construction Trades, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts & Food Services, Dental Assisting, Digital Design, Electrical & Alternative Energy Systems, Engineering Technology, Graphic Imaging Technology, Health Careers, Heating & Air Conditioning, Hotels & Resorts, Job Training, Legal Secretary, Machine Technology, Media Technology, Power Equipment Technology, Programming & Software Development, Public Health & Safety, Sales & Service Fundamentals, and Transition to Work.
According to the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services, Ohio's Top 10 Fastest Growing Jobs until 2014 in order of growth are: network systems & data communication analysts, home health aides, physician assistants, computer software engineers – applications, medical assistants, computer software engineers – systems software, database administrators, diagnostic medical sonographers, network & computer systems administrators, and hazardous materials removal workers. Area students can begin their training for each of these careers and others at nearby CVCC.
High school students in Brecksville-Broadview Heights, Cuyahoga Heights, Garfield Heights, Independence, Nordonia Hills, North Royalton, Revere and Twinsburg school districts utilize the Career Center campus. Cuyahoga Valley is conveniently located at 8001 Brecksville Road in Brecksville, one mile east of the I-77/Wallings Road exit (diagonally across from Wallings Road on Route 21). For more information, call (440) 746-8286.