Austintown Rotary Club welcomes visitors

The Austintown Rotary welcomed Susan DeLeo as its most recent guest speaker. DeLeo is a representative from the Trumbull Career and Technical Center (TCTC) and she shared a message of economic optimism and opportunity with Rotary members.

“We must continue to retrain our workforce in order to take advantage of the continual growth and job opportunity that the shale industry provides,” she said.

With only a small fraction of wells actually underway, tens of thousands of jobs still await qualified candidates and there’s no end in sight. Trumbull Career and Technical Center is leading the effort, offering classes to prepare students for jobs in the oil and gas industry.

Since 1978, TCTC has prepared more than 35,000 students to be college or career ready. Their diverse student body is comprised of junior and senior students from 19 Trumbull County school districts, as well as adult learners from Ohio, Pennsylvania and beyond.

Austintown Rotary is also proud to support Austintown Fitch High School’s S.T.E.M. program.

Taylor Posey stopped by the Austintown Rotary meeting on March 3 to tell the group about Austintown School’s STEM program and their participation in the upcoming soapbox derby in Akron.

Austintown student teams will not only be designing their own car, but also their logo and other collateral such as banners and t-shirts.

Promoting the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) initiative in education through gravity racing, the GRC program is designed to provide kindergarten through 12th-grade educators and students with meaningful project and standards-based intercurricular learning opportunities.

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