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Informational picture of Vantage OTC Adult Education hiring Instructors in CDL, Firefighter and Customized Training programs
Do you want to be a part of the Vantage experience?  Vantage OTC Adult Education is looking to hire a Part-time Customized Training Coordinator, Firefighter Training Program Manager, and Part-time CDL Instructor!  For more information regarding these great opportunities, go to our employement page to fill out a Certified Application.  
OTC Adult Education Students Awarded Robert Brandt Scholarship
Photo of two OTC Adult Education LPN Students being awarded the Robert Brandt Scholarship
Kirsten Olwin and McKenzie Webb, Vantage OTC Adult Education Licensed Practical Nursing program students, were awarded the Robert Brandt Scholarship, presented by Lisa McClure of the Paulding County Foundation. Congratulations Kirsten and McKenzie!  Read more about the Robert Brandt Scholarship and how you can enroll in our next OTC Adult Education programs here.
**VIDEO** OTC Adult Education Truck Driver Training
OTC Adult Education CDL student driver and Instructor working on maneuvers.
Check out our OTC Adult Education truck driver training video Today is day 2 of our students practicing all six maneuvers, three of which they will be tested on to get their license.  These students are under the best instruction and will be given every tool they need to succeed in the CDL driver training program! To get more information about this program and enrollement, check out our CDL Truck Driving program page.  
NOW ENROLLING! Vantage OTC Adult Education Basic Welding
Photo with details on Adult Education Basic Welding classes. Classes begin September 11 - October 18. Call now to enroll.
Vantage OTC Adult Education Basic Welding classes begin Tuesday, September 11 through October 18, every Tuesday and Thursday from 6pm to 9pm.  Don't miss this chance!  ENROLL NOW! Call 419-238-5411, opt. 2
Clipart image of a doctor
Vantage Adult Education is offering FREE Medical Prep Classes for the 2018-19 school year.  Classes are held September 4 - November 1, Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. CALL 419-238-5411 x2118 for more information! 
Medical Assistant Program Begins September 10
Want a NEW CAREER?  Consider becoming a Registered Medical Assistant.  Now accepting enrollment for the 2018-2019 Medical Assistant Program.  Earn THREE certifications by successfully completing just one program.  
For more details, visit our Medical Assistant Page.   
OTC Adult Education Medical Assistant Pinning Ceremony
OTC Adult Education Medical Assistant students standing in a group at their pinning ceremony
The OTC Adult Education Medical Assistant pinning ceremony took place Thursday, August 24 at Vantage Career Center!  Seven Medical Assistant students completed 1,000 clock hours of training, including 16 hours of clinical experience in a long-term care facility. Congratulations to all these dedicated students and good luck on your next journey into a career! The next Medical Assistant class will begin on September 10. If you are interested in a health career, please contact 419-238-5411 x2118 to get enrolled. Click Here for more photos of the pinning ceremony!
Continued Education at Vantage Ohio Technical Center!
Photo of current Vantage Adult Education PNP Student, Drew Siefker
Check out this article featuring recent Vantage and Delphos Jefferson High School Graduate, Drew Siefker!  Superintendent Rick Turner says, "This captures the vision for the future of Vantage, pathways in several programs leading from HS to adult education, then on to a degree program while earning a good living utilizing the credentials earned at Vantage. Great work!" If you would like more information about our Adult Education, check out our OTC Programs and Classes!
Next CDL Class Begins September 10
Truck Driving instructor next to red semi
GET TRAINED in as little as 5 weeks.  The Vantage CDL Program is ready to prepare YOU for a great career!   Financial Assistance available through your local Ohio Means Jobs agency and for Ohio residents the Workforce Development Revolving Loan.  Find out more on the CDL page.   
Ohio's Adult Diploma Program
ADP recipient with Superintendent and ADP Coordinator
The State of Ohio provides individuals 22 years of age and older the opportunity to gain the academic skills  and certification needed for entering the  workforce, with the added bonus of earning a high school diploma. Rebecca Jones, pictured here with OTC Lead Coordinator, Dee Dee Dirksen, her two children, Jaiden and Addison, and Superintendent, Rick Turner, is the latest student to earn her diploma by completing the STNA program, acheiving her STNA certification, and passing all the testing required  by the State of Ohio in order to receive her diploma.   Find out more on our Ohio Graduation Options page.  
Register Now for the Vantage Preschool!
2 preschool boys and a preschool girl at the science table with a grow it greenhouse
The Vantage Preschool, where children learn and play, is now accepting registrations for children ages 3 to 5 years old.  The preschool offers a morning program that runs from 8:20 to 10:50 a.m. or an all-day session from 8:20 a.m. to 2:20 p.m., Monday through Thursday. The preschool serves as a learning lab for high school students enrolled in the Early Childhood Education program.  It is a state-licensed facility and is open to the public.  There are large indoor and outdoor spaces for the children to enjoy and learn in, along with state-of-the-art technology incorporated into daily sessions.  Children participate in age-appropriate activities and meaningful experiences that will expand their social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development in a preschool with a very low child-to-staff ratio.  For more information about the Vantage Preschool, or to reserve a spot for a child, contact Rhonda Davis or Marcia Osenga at 419.238.5411, extension 2408. 
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The Ohio Technical Center at Vantage Career Center connects adult learners with full-time and part-time training programs to help them increase skills or prepare for a new career.  Refresher courses and self-paced online courses are also provided by the OTC at Vantage.  In addition, the OTC can provide information about ABLE and GED, assessment services, or customized training for local employers.  
Mission Statement
"Vantage provides authentic, student-focused,career-technical training that prepares high school students and adults for employment and further education"
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The Ohio Technical Center at Vantage Career Center offices will be closed on the following days:
Memorial Day 5/28/18 
Independence Day 7/4/18
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