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Ward honored as a CCCTC Student of the Month

LISBON — Mat Ward was honored as the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center’s March Student of the Month.

Ward is a half-day CCCTC senior from Beaver Local High School and is enrolled in the Construction Technology Program under the instruction of Chance Bricker.

Ward is a member of the Beaver Local wrestling team and is a member of the CTSO SkillsUSA program. His future plans are to work in the laborer’s union in Steubenville or Pittsburgh. He is currently enrolled in the Work-Based Learning program at the CCCTC working at Sanford Plumbing.

Ward has earned industry credentials in First Aid/CPR, OSHA-10, and NCCER-Core for the Construction Technology field.

He feels the CCCTC was a great choice for him because it gave him a chance to further his education and skills in the construction field stating “the CCCTC offered me opportunities to be hands-on in my trade through my lab experience and work-based learning. The networking opportunities I have had through the CCCTC will positively impact my career choices and future.”

Ward was nominated by Bricker stating, “Mat is a hard-working student who understands the value of setting goals and the process of achieving his goals. Mat is a wonderful example of what can be accomplished when you value learning and work hard.”

He is the son of Tammy and Shawn Ward.

— Submitted material

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