CCCTC showcases new adult ed medical wing

Career Center board members toured the new medical wing, which recently opened giving the CCCTC more room due in part to the expanding nursing programs being taught. The public is invited to also tour the new wing during an open house planned from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday when instructors and others will be available to demonstrate and answer questions about the program. (Salem News photo by Deanne Johnson)

LISBON — The new adult education medical wing, which is housing medical and science classrooms, at the county Career and Technical Center (CCCTC) was unveiled for board members last week.

Superintendent Chuck Adkins said some of the ideas for the new wing were actually from former superintendent Edna Anderson, who left behind some long-term plans when she retired in 2011 after 26 years of service to the CCCTC.

Additionally, the board and Adkins noted it was also possible because of how well Treasurer Kathy Mihalich manages the money and how the staff works with the administration and board to save money. Finally, Adkins noted the funding for career tech has not been as negatively affected by the state as other education funding has.

The bids for the wing project came in at more than $1.32 million, but after the board-approved change orders were done it actually was completed for about $1.28 — $36,553 less.

Besides seeing the new medical wing with Dave Starcher, the board also heard from Christy Mays, the cosmetology instructor who went over the things taught in her program with the board. During the two years in the program, high school students learn the fundamentals of hair, facials, waxing, make up and nails.

(Salem News photo by Deanne Johnson)

They test for their license and are then ready to work in any salon in Ohio. Besides saving money over other cosmetology programs where they could attend after high school graduation, students also can earn up to 30 college credits toward a business degree.

On Fridays, the salon is open to the public at 11:30 a.m., when senior students provide services. They also complete many projects, for instance helping those participating in special needs plays at the Crowne Theatre get their hair and makeup done for the performances. Those interested in having the CCCTC cosmetology students provide services at a program should contact Mays.

In another matter, the board employed Scott Mason as a fire instructor and Rilla Gill as a substitute.

The next meeting is 7 p.m., Nov. 19.

(Salem News photo by Deanne Johnson)


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