Mid-East Career and Technology Centers hosts an annual showcase event, formerly titled Sophomore Experience Event (SEE Mid-East), for area 10th graders. Participating partner schools include: Buckeye Trail, Caldwell, Cambridge, Crooksville, Foxfire, Franklin Community, John Glenn, Maysville, Meadowbrook, Philo, Rosecrans, Shenandoah, Sheridan, Tri-Valley, West Muskingum, Zanesville, and Zanesville Community.
Our Admissions Coordinators' visit each school prior to the event and provides information about the programs offered at Mid-East, which aids students in deciding which programs they wish to visit throughout the day. Students observe three programs on the Buffalo Campus, and four programs on the Zanesville Campus. Lab visitations allow students the opportunity to visualize the hands-on learning provided at Mid-East. They also benefit from interacting with career center students and instructors.
2018 Mid-East Showcase Dates
Buffalo Campus: November 5, 6, and 7, 2018
Zanesville Campus: November 14, 15, and 16, 2018
Middle School Activities
Our Admissions Coordinators' work with partner schools to coordinate and provide middle school activities. Each year, area eighth graders tour Mid-East CTC to learn more about the programs and opportunities offered at Mid-East. Mid-East students serve as tour guides for the tour and enjoy sharing their experiences with the eighth grade students.
Classroom presentations are provided to 6th, 7th, and/or 8th graders throughout the school year. Students complete a career assessment to learn more about their interests and how to link those interests/strengths to career options. OhioMeansJobs K-12 is utilized to research career information relative to job responsiblities, required skills, required coursework, educational requirements, job outlook, and salary. OhioMeansJobs K-12 serves as a resource in many additional areas, such as academic assistance, scholorship searches, and budgeting.
A core message embedded throughout middle school activities reflects the importance of students exploring careers in diverse ways, being aware of opportunities, and preparing for their futures by developing early habits that lead to success.
The Career Development team at Mid-East serves 13 partner school districts. The goal is to assist teachers with career awareness for their students and to share the connection to the community and future work. Some experiences that are available are careers on the walk, career days, vehicle career day, classroom activities, wild animal track painting and various community speakers. An elementary newsletter is provided to the partner schools in the fall and spring, showcasing career activities at the elementary level.
Career Planning Team Meetings
Career Planning Team Meeting is held in the fall and serves as a networking session for counselors, teachers, administrators, and career development specialists. The meeting agenda focuses on the career activities for the coming year, career development updates, and best practices among our partner schools.
The Fall Planning Team meeting is scheduled for September 13, 2018.