Mercer County Commissioners, Jerry Laffin, Greg Homan, and Rick Muhlenkamp, presented a group of Tri Star students with an official proclamation, in recognition of Career Technical Education Month on Thursday February 8th. The month of February was designated Career Technical Education month by The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) to help promote and recognize the value of career technical education in our communities. The proclamation in part states:
“WHEREAS, profound economic and technological changes in our society are rapidly reflected in the structure and nature of work, thereby placing new and additional responsibilities on our educational system; and
WHEREAS, career and technical education gives high school students experience in practical , meaningful applications of basic skills such as reading, writing, and mathematics, thus improving the quality of their education, and giving all students leadership opportunities in their fields and in their communities; and
WHEREAS, career and technical education offers individuals lifelong opportunities to learn new skills, which are tools essential for providing unlimited career choices; and
WHEREAS, the ever-increasing cooperative efforts of career and technical educators, business and industry stimulate the growth and vitality of our local economy and that of the entire nation by preparing graduates for career fields forecast to experience the largest and fastest growth in the next decade;
NOW, therefore, be it resolved, that the Board of County Commissioners of Mercer County, Ohio, does hereby proclaim the month of February, as Career and Technical Education Month in Mercer County and urge all citizens to become familiar with the achievements, the accomplishments, the services and benefits offered by the career and technical education programs in this community, and to further support and participate in these programs to enhance their individual work skills and productivity.”
Tri Star students and staff would like to thank the Mercer County Commissioners for taking the time to show their support for career technical education. If you would like to show your support for Tri Star and career technical education in general please go to our Facebook page here and let us know. Happy Career Technical Education Month!
Pictured (l to r) : Commissioner Greg Homan, Tri Star students Jack Bartholomew (Ag. Mechanics), Haley Niemeyer (Graphics), Michael Capelle (Auto Tech), Sophia DiSalvo (Interactive Media), Ryan Frazier (Construction), Alexis Nash (Early Childhood) and Commissioners Rick Muhlenkamp and Jerry Laffin.