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During the summer months, you may reach the high school office staff by phone or in person from 8:00 am - 3:30 pm Monday through Thursday.  Adult Education staff members may be reached from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm Monday through Thursday.  The Vantage building will be closed on Fridays through August 17th.
NOW ENROLLING Medical Assistant Program
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.   
Vantage Police Academy's 2018 Graduating Cadets
2017-2018 Graduating Cadets from Police Academy
ACT NOW and you could be a part of the next graduating class.  Earn the training and certification needed to fill upcoming local and statewide openings in law enforcement.  Financial assistance is available to those who qualify.  Applications can be picked up in the Adult Education office at Vantage Career Center Mondays thru Thursdays from 8:00am to 8:00pm.  Applications must be turned in by August 1st .  
More details are available on our Police Academy Page 
Next CDL Class Begins August 27
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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
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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!
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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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Medical Assistant Phase I

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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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Address: 818 N Franklin St. Van Wert, OH 45891  |  Phone: (419) 238-5411
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