Career center begins year with picnic
Neighbors | Submitted.MCCTC Instructors Gary Hoelzel (left) and Matt Putzier (right) cook lunch for students and staff at the annual picnic hosted at the end of the first week of classes at MCCTC.
Neighbors | Submitted.Aviation Maintenance Technology Instructor Scott Rowe (back left) plays a game of hacky sack with students at the annual back to school picnic at MCCTC.
The Mahoning County Career and Technical Center capped the first week of school with its annual Back to School Picnic on Sept. 7.
With students from 13 school districts attending the career center and more than 22 programs to choose from, the picnic is the first opportunity for the student body to gather as a whole and unwind after the first week. This year’s picnic featured food, dancing, basketball, football, corn hole and more.
This is a year of new additions for MCCTC. The school has added a new Welding program to its program offerings to help train a new workforce for the highly in-demand manufacturing and shale-related jobs in the area.
“This year we’ve added a new Welding program, our enrollment is up and we’ve welcomed eight new staff members to our building, so there are many improvements we’re excited about,” said John Zehentbauer, Career Technical Director.