Vantage Career Center will be offering an opportunity for local community members, interested adult and high school students, parents, alumni, and associate school district staff to explore Vantage programs at the annual Open House and “Taste of Vantage” set for Monday, February 26, 2024 from 5:00 – 7:30 pm.
The Open House is a celebration of Career and Technical Education, recognized nationally throughout the month of February, and will highlight both high school and adult education programs. “We welcome this opportunity to open our doors to our community members so they can experience what our student’s experiences and training opportunities look like every day,” says Community Relations Coordinator Miriam Owens. “This is a fantastic event for anyone eager to know more about Vantage adult and high school programs, advanced training, skills and equipment, certifications and licenses, and what opportunities are available to students upon graduation, whether they are college or career bound.”
Vantage’s 18 high school career technical labs will be open, and students will be leading demonstrations of their skills while sharing the opportunities available to them throughout the two years as a Vantage student. Guests will be able to speak with instructors and connect with local employers stationed throughout the building. An informational meeting will be held in the Community Room at 6:00 p.m. for any interested parent and student.
Vantage Adult Education staff will be available to showcase their full-time and short-term programs, including customized training options for local employers. Current enrollment opportunities include Police Academy, Practical Nursing, LPN to RN Transition, Phlebotomy, EMT, Firefighter, and STNA programs. Scholarships and financial aid is available for each program. Interested high school seniors, adults wanting to gain advanced skills, and employers interested in an upskilled workforce should come to the Open House.
“A Taste of Vantage” will again be held in the Commons Area during Open House. Seven area restaurants will be offering a delicious sampling of some of their most popular cuisine. For just $5 at the door, you can purchase a strip of 6 tickets. One ticket will get you one food sample. All proceeds support the Vantage school-wide student activity fund. Guests will be able to enjoy both sweet and savory treats from Black Angus Tavern and Grille of Van Wert, The Moose Landing Country Club of Ottawa, Millie’s Cafe of Ottoville, Convoy Road Coffee Roasters of Convoy, Canal Side Burgers and Brew of Ottoville, Corner Deli Market & Catering of Van Wert, and our very own Vantage Culinary Arts program. All food vendors will have their own vendor station, offering menus and other great items for the guests.
The amazing DJ Ron Burt of Magic Moment Entertainment will be the emcee for the evening and will announce special demonstrations and activities going on throughout the building. The Vantage Open House 2024 would not be able to take place without our food vendors, emcee or sponsors; including, Dark Horse Productions, Lange Photographics, Alliance Automation, VTF Excavation, Tru-Land, Lee Kinstle GM Sales and Services, Central Mutual Insurance, and Unverferth Manufacturing. To learn more about Open House, visit the Vantage Career Center Facebook page. Looking forward to seeing you Monday, February 26 from 5 – 7:30 pm!!