Monday, October 16, 2017

Miami Industrial Trucks Valuable MVCTC Business Partner

Mark Jones was recognized as the 2017 Friend of MVCTC

MVCTC Superintendent, Nick Weldy and Beth Price from Miami Industrial Trucks, accepting the 2017 Friend of MVCTC Award for Mr. Mark Jones.
Englewood, Ohio – The Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) named Mark Jones of Miami Industrial Trucks (MIT) as the recipient of the 2017 Friend of MVCTC Award. The Friend of MVCTC was awarded at the 27th annual All Advisory Dinner held on Thursday, October 5, in the MVCTC Student Activity Center. MVCTC Superintendent, Dr. Nick Weldy, says, “This award is given each year to someone who is always supportive of our mission, our programs, and our students. Those nominated are the professionals who willingly give a tremendous amount of time and talent to ensure MVCTC has continued success”.

Mark Jones and the staff at Miami Industrial Trucks have been instrumental in arranging for the MVCTC Diesel Power Technology program to be on their national on-line CAT training program. The Diesel Power Technology program was one of, if not the first high school to receive this training. MIT has also provided a lift truck each year for use and instruction in the Diesel Power Technology lab.

Unfortunately, Mr. Jones was unable to attend the Advisory Dinner, Beth Price from Miami Industrial Trucks was able to accept the award in his place.

Larry Seibel, MVCTC Diesel Power Technology instructor says, “MIT has gone out of their way to lend a lift truck unit for over 15 years, allowing us to have students learn to operate and gain certifications on lift truck service.”

David Peltz, MVCTC Electives, Business, Information Technology, and Agriculture Supervisor said, “Helping to build a strong workforce for the future would not be possible without the generous support of our local business and industry. We greatly appreciate the partnership with Miami Industrial Trucks and their valuable support of our students and Diesel Power Technologies program.”

The evening also included a district update by Dr. Weldy, and the opportunity for the 250 plus business partners to meet with MVCTC staff. During the program advisory committee meetings, business partners, employers, alumni, students and parents worked with the career technical instructors to guarantee what is being taught at MVCTC is what students will need to know to be successful in their chosen careers.

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What started almost 50 years ago as the Montgomery County JVS has transformed into the Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC). While the name has changed, the mission remains the same. We are dedicated to providing training for in-demand jobs and college-readiness skills for high school and adult students across Darke, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, and Warren Counties.

On November 7th, voters will see a 1.43 mils bond/levy on the ballot to modernize the facilities and equipment at MVCTC. The request is equal to $4.17/month for the owner of a $100,000 house. After 10 years this amount drops to 1.09 mils or $3.18/month. MVCTC qualified for the state to pay 47% of the co-fundable portion of this project. The MVCTC has not requested any separate facility money since the district was built in 1968-1970.

The passage of the November 7th bond/levy would:

  • Improve safety for students
  • Offer more students the opportunity for in-demand career-technical training
  • Update nearly 50-year old facilities and building infrastructure
  • Provide business and industry equivalent labs, technology, and equipment

This bond/levy will provide the facilities and equipment needed to train the next generation of skilled professionals and help overcome the skills gap in our region.

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