Adult Education News
Several special awards were given at the annual Adult Education Recognition Night on May 21st. Pictured is Sondra Shepherd who received the Rita & Lisa Sayre Adult Basic Literacy Education Award of Excellence.
Andrew Fulk - Verne & Tanya Mounts Pharmacy Technician Award
Jessica Ross - Linda E. Reynolds Business Visionary Award
Kaylynn Perry - Carol L. Hale Professionalism Award
Susan Smith - Michael K. McDaniel BioScience Technology Award for Excellence
Vicki Louks, ACWHCC Adult Education Administrative Assistant - Caring Heart Award
Dr. Walter Craske & Dr. Wm Miller - Melisa K. Carr Outstanding Externship Award
Tina Snyder, Adult Education Financial Aid/HRD/GED/Transitions coordinator - Support Staff Person of the Year
Heather Harrison, past Adult Education graduate & Medical Assisting Assistant - Adult Education Outstanding Achievement Award
DeAnna Reynolds, Adult Education Dental Assisting instructor - Adult Educator of the Year
The Adult Education Department recognized over one hundred graduates of its various programs at a ceremony on May 21st. Students were honored for their career development completion achievements including the Adult Basic and Literacy Education students who received their GED this past year.
Photo: Former Medical Assisting instructor Carol Hale, current instructor Margaret Dalton, and assistant instructor and former graduate Heather Harrison pose with this year's recipient of the Carol Hale Award, Kaylynn Perry. For a complete list of graduates, click the attachment.
During ACWHCC's annual Awards & Recognition night on May 13th, Adult Education Director Mrs. Melisa Carr honored the Adult Educator of the Year, Dental Assisting Instructor Deanna Reynolds, with an engraved plaque. Carr praised her for her dedication to her program and to her ensuring that her students get a complete experience in their career field. Reynolds has been with the Adult Education Department since 2010.
Congratulations to the ACWHCC Adult Education Medical Assisting program on being granted ten more years of accreditation. For over a year teacher Margaret Dalton and her aide Heather Harrison collected, organized, and facilitated the extensive assembly of required documentation for their program audit. The audit occurred in October, 2013 when the audit team concluded their on-site review and reported no findings. The auditors shared that it is very uncommon for them to have no findings. Click Read More for the rest of the story.
Adult Education students in the Medical Assisting program recently gave a presentation at the Superintendent's annual Senior Citizens Luncheon. Students conveyed their excitement about what they are learning and were able to practice some of their newly acquired skills. They offered free blood pressure checks and heartbeat checks to the seniors before and after lunch as they study the difference ingesting food makes in blood pressure rates. For more photos, click Photo Gallery.
The Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center's Adult Education 2014-2015 Brochure is available for download. Included in the catalog are descriptions of the Adult Education programs and important details such as length of the programs, start dates, and costs.
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The Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center Medical Assisting class held a mock disaster drill to prepare students for response to natural and man-made disasters. Mr. Mark Rafeld, Director of Emergency Management Services, was a guest participant in stepping students through the procedures and protocols to follow during a disaster. It was an exciting and beneficial learning exercise in emergency preparedness for our students in the healthcare field.
Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center’s Adult Education department recently gave a demonstration for local Superintendents on the newly purchased virtual reality arc welding system. The new equipment will be used in the Adult Education Maintenance Training and Welding Technology programs. With a virtual system such as this, the student can be immersed in his/her environment, with a feeling of being inside and a part of that world and totally focused on the welding experience. The Lincoln Electric VRTex 360 is designed to allow Adult Education students to practice their welding technique and promotes the transfer of skills from the simulator to the welding booth without the waste incurred with normal welding practice. Students using the simulator will wear a specially designed welding helmet with 3D stereo eyepieces and sound, while drawing the sight, sound, and feel needed to make a good weld.
You Could Be an Adult Education Graduate, Too!
Find out more about training/retraining that could help you get a better job. One hundred-twenty-two adults graduated from ACWHCC Adult Education programs last year. Explore the Adult Education website for a list of current classes, start-up dates, and more information
Looking for a new career? Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center has a program that makes it easy for you to take high-quality, affordable Online Courses and Online Career Training Programs. Through a partnership with ed2go|GES, you can develop new skills and knowledge in order to stand out in today's competitive job market. This program allows you to enhance your personal and professional skills and prepares you to launch a new career or advance in an existing one, no matter where you’re located. Click "Read More" for further information on these online opportunities.