Who Are We and Who Do We Serve?
Vantage Career Center is a career-technical school open to any eleventh and twelfth grade high school student, living within the thirteen member school districts
, located in four counties, including Mercer, Putnam, Paulding and Van Wert. The Vantage adult education serves any graduating senior, adult looking to try a new career path or local employers upskilling their employees.
What Programs Are Available?
Over 500 high school students are enrolled at Vantage in one of our 18 programs
for the 2021-22 school year. Our programs feature nationally recognized curriculum taught by industry experts using advanced technology and equipment. Our adult education programs vary upon enrollment. Check out our Adult Education programs TODAY!
More Than A Student
- Vantage high school students have the opportunity to become involved in Career Technical Student Organizations
based on the program in which they are enrolled. Students participate in regional, state and even national competitions showcasing their skills, knowledge and leadership, where participating employers can see value in.
#VANTAGEWILL Throughout the school year, Vantage students and staff members often volunteer, making a profound impact in the community with events such as the United Way Day of Caring Food Drive, Red Cross Blood Drive, Toss-A-Toy, Christmas in Kalida, Council on Aging, and many more. Use the hashtag #VantageWill to show your vantage pride!
Sports - Students are encouraged to continue participation in extracurricular activities at their associate school, including sports, band, and clubs.
Graduation - Students are presented with a career technical certificate in their Career Passport at the annual Vantage Senior Awards Ceremony. Graduation takes place at the home school.
Graduates Have Many Options:
- Enter the workforce immediately after graduation with skills and certifications gained in a specific career technical program
- Enter apprenticeship programs with a local employer
- Enroll in the Vantage Adult Education programs, including CDL Truck Driver Training, Welding, Police Academy, EMT, Firefighter, STNA, Practical Nursing, and LPN to RN transition program
- Attend a two or four-year college or university
- Join a branch of the military service
Scholarships and Grants are awarded to both high school and adult students who are enrolled at Vantage Career Center.
Industry-Recognized Credential? High school and adult students earned 1,071 Industry-recognized credential in the 2020-21 school year, which includes STNA, Phlebotomy, EKG, AWS, FANUC CNC, & ASE just to name a few.
Can't Get Enough Edge!!
Vantage has 19 staff members who are Alumni, including Superintendent Rick Turner. Check out our Alumni Hall of Fame
for more Vantage Alumni success stories!