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CVCC prepares students for success

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Published: 09/22/2016

by Patricia Nugent

Celebrating its 45th anniversary, Cuyahoga Valley Career Center (CVCC) is still focused on the lofty goals upon which it was founded: to prepare students for career success, whether the path is directly into their field of choice or to college, and providing students the chance to earn college credits in high school.

 

“CVCC’s reputation is stellar,” says David Mangas, the newly appointed executive director. “Our efforts have a major impact on the region’s economic development, fulfilling the remarkable potential in the manufacturing and healthcare arenas. Directing these efforts was a challenge I wholeheartedly accepted.” 

 

Each year CVCC works with more than 3,000 adults and 25,000 students from eight school districts (Brecksville-Broadview Heights, Cuyahoga Heights, Garfield Heights, Independence, Nordonia Hills, North Royalton, Revere and Twinsburg). CVCC offers programs in the following career fields: arts and communication, business and administrative services, construction technologies, education and training, engineering technologies, health science, hospitality and tourism, human services, information technology, law and public safety, advanced manufacturing technologies, marketing and transportation systems.

 

Catering to Advancements in Technology

Since being founded in 1972, CVCC has been recognized as a pioneer in the technology arena.

 

In January 2016, the center unveiled a new RAMTEC (Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing Technology Education Collaborative) manufacturing lab. The world-class training facility’s goal is to cultivate a highly skilled workforce to fill the often unfilled jobs in Ohio, namely in the areas of aerospace and aviation, polymers and chemicals, bio-health, agribusiness and food processing, and automotive.

 

Education With a Real-World Slant

CVCC immerses students in their fields of interest, providing real-world connections.

 

And people in the surrounding communities reap the benefits, whether it’s enjoying a gourmet meal at the Valley Inn restaurant, a stylish makeover from the cosmetology students, or getting a carburetor replaced by the automotive students.

 

The school also stays actively involved with students after they graduate, offering adult education courses for those looking for a career change, job placement services and career coaching.

 

Citizens in the CVCC footprint will have a chance to renew the district’s operating levy on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016, ballot. Past levies have been overwhelmingly approved by the community and are responsible for the career center’s ongoing growth and success.

 

Says CVCC’s Superintendent Dr. Celena Roebuck, “It has been our pleasure to help people find their career success for 45 years. Career and technical education is our passion and we are proud to be a part of our CVCC communities and look forward to serving them for many years to come.”

 

Cuyahoga Valley Career Center is located at 8001 Brecksville Road in Brecksville. For more information, call 440-526-5200 or visit CVCCWorks.edu.