In Our Schools: Drivers Ed, Advisory Committee Meeting, Criminal Justice, and Vet Science Community Service
In Our Schools is a weekly feature in the Sunday edition of the Springfield News-Sun. Each week four different school districts are featured through photos, news briefs, staff profile, or superintendent column.
Drivers’ Ed Students Hit the Road
Mr. Eric Miller, CTC Instructor, poses with EMT Program senior Elizabeth Moore before her behind-the-wheel driving session. Access to driver’s ed programs is often a barrier for CTC students who want to work in the community. To address this, CTC is working to launch its own drivers’ ed program. We are partnering with TWP Driving Academy to offer students driver education classes and behind-the-wheel training and provide the necessary training for Mr. Miller to become a licensed driving instructor.
Vet Students Volunteer in the Community
Vet Students Volunteer in the Community CTC students in the Veterinary Science program volunteer weekly at the Clark County Dog Shelter and Clark County SPCA. The students assist with cleaning, feeding, exercising, and training the dogs. Students are learning more about our community and making connections in the animal care industry, and getting first hand experience in animal behavior, medical services, and teamwork.
Criminal Justice Program Popular with Students
CTC’s new Criminal Justice Program filled quickly! Under the guidance of instructor Mr. James Hall, a 30-year veteran of law enforcement, the students have been learning forensic toxicology, interview and interrogation techniques, and spending time on physical training. Recently, students observed a minor traffic accident and shadowed the attending officers as they completed their investigation and reporting.
Connecting Students with Industry Professionals
Over 150 local professionals participated in CTC’s Fall Advisory Committee Night! CTC’s career-tech programs each have a Program Advisory Committee composed of students, alumni, and industry professionals who advise, assist, and advocate for the program. Committee members provide industry insight, make recommendations on programming and equipment, and assist with student development activities like mock interviews, job shadowing, and mentoring.