Monday, February 27, 2017

MVCTC Diesel and Power Technology Students Compete in District FFA Contest

MVCTC Diesel and Power Tech Team of (left to right) Zane Brehm (Arcanum) and Trey Rush (Miami East) placed third in the district Ag Power Diagnostics Career Development Event out of 19 teams.
Englewood, Ohio – Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) Diesel and Power Technology students competed in the FFA District Ag Power Diagnostics Career Development Event (CDE) at the Upper Valley Career Center in Piqua, Ohio, on February 18, 2017. The team of Trey Rush (Miami East) and Zane Brehm (Arcanum) placed third in the district out of 19 participating teams.

The Ag Power Diagnostic CDE requires team members take an on-line exam and troubleshoot five stations with ag and industrial equipment over 30 horsepower. Each unit has two malfunctions to diagnose and repair. Procedure and safety are also scored.

According to the Ohio FFA website, “Agricultural Education CDE’s are educational activities that are organized and conducted by the Ohio Department of Education, Office of Career-Technical Education, Agricultural Education. They are designed to assess student competence in business and industry verified occupational skills, as detailed in the Agricultural and Environmental Content Standards. CDEs are a motivating force that stimulates occupational interests in and personal development of high school students enrolled in school-based agricultural education programs.”

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For over 45-years, MVCTC has been providing career technical education for 27 partner school districts encompassing five counties, including Darke, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, and Warren Counties. MVCTC is dedicated to providing in-demand workforce training for youth, adults, and organizations in the Miami Valley.

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