Students, Public Take in New and Improved Warren County Career Center

Eighth grader Trenton Brown tries on a self-contained breathing apparatus.

Wednesday was a chance for the Warren County Career Center to show off.

After undergoing major renovations, the WCCC was able to unveil much of that work to the public and to students visiting from Beaty Warren Middle School.

Students got a chance to check out everything the career center has to offer, including auto body, food and production and more.

Students check out the welding robot at the Warren County Career Center.

“I have to give all the credit to Bob Smith (Career Center TANF Coordinator),” said Principal Jim Evers. “During the day we’ve given tours to the ninth graders and Beaty eighth graders. We’ve brought in a couple of race cars (in autobody). All the regional colleges we have, we’ve got military recruiters sharing their information with the kids.”

Not only did the students get a tour, but they were also learning about the opportunities those different programs present, with about 40 total vendors in attendance.

“This gives the kids something to look forward to, especially when they get to high school” Beaty assistant principal Shelly Wagner said. “I love seeing all the tables here.”

And they loved seeing everything the WCCC has to offer

“What an opportunity for the students to see what’s available at the Warren County Career Center,” Smith said. “I’m overwhelmed with the response that we’ve had.”