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The first annual Van Wert Build Your Future event for local students was a success! Freshman and Sophomores from Crestview, Lincolnview and Van Wert were able to get their hands on many construction activities during this career exploration event sponsored by: Vantage, Alexander and Bebout, Ayers Mechanical, All Temp Refrigeration, Van Wert Economic Development, Van Wert Ag Society, the Van Wert Fair, Ohio Means Jobs, United Way, Ace Hardware, and Fastenal! (Photo by VWindependent) Read the Times Bulletin Article  or VWindependent for more details. 

It was a HUGE honor to ring in Construction Appreciation Week by holding the first ever Build Your Future event at the Van Wert County Fairgrounds. Vantage students in Carpentry, Construction, Electricity, Industrial Mechanics, & Welding, along with local business partners & sponsors, took months of planning to provide local freshman & sophomores of Crestview, Lincolnview & Van Wert  hands on activities related to the Construction field! We are so proud of our Vantage students & Instructors their collaborations with local employers to provide this opportunity & exposure to thriving careers right here in their back yard!

Thank you to Alexander & Bebout, Inc., ATR Contractors Overholt Moorman, Ayers Mechanical Group LLC, Van Wert Area Economic Development, Van Wert Ag Society/Van Wert Fairgrounds, United Way of Van Wert County, Ohio Means Jobs Van Wert, Lee's Ace Hardware & Lumber & Fastenal Company. Special Shoutout to Pizza Hut & Nikko's Pizza for coming in with lunch for all of our participants AND Employers!

Times Bulletin: By Robin Pennell
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VWindependent: By Dave Mosier
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Posted Wednesday, September 15, 2021